The National Council of Societies for the Protection of Animals (NSPCA) had to intervene and rescue three mistreated southern African pythons on a property in the northwest.
NSPCA INSPECTOR REMOVES PYTHONS AT RISK
Today, Friday November 25, the NSPCA conducted a joint operation with the SAPS organized crime unit to rescue the reptiles.
According to the NSPCA, they removed three pythons kept in cruel and inhumane living conditions in the North West province.
NSPCA inspector Kgakgamatso Moseki, who earlier this year won a groundbreaking reptile cruelty case on behalf of the NSPCA, did not hesitate to help when called.
Before long, Inspector Moseki and the SAPS were on the owners’ property and discovered that the owners were illegally keeping the snakes in unacceptable living conditions.
“In addition to their living conditions, the snakes also needed urgent veterinary attention.”
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REPTILES TAKEN TO THE VETERINARIAN AFTER RESCUE MISSION
Without fear or hesitation, the NPSCA says its Inspector removed the animals and immediately took them to a veterinary clinic for treatment.
CHARGES TO BE OPENED AGAINST ILLEGL SNAKE KEEPER
“The owner will be charged with animal cruelty and illegally keeping an endangered species by the NSPCA,” the organization confirmed.
The organization has committed to sharing updates in due course.
Two weeks ago, the NSPCA also intervened in an illegal dog racing event in KwaZulu-Natal.
The organization learned of an illegal dog racing event that was going to take place in Danhauser, KwaZulu-Natal.
Written representations, in terms of a letter from a lawyer and a warning, were sent to the organizers well in advance, however they were only reversed one day before the race to inform the NSPCA that the race would be ‘cancelled’.
Despite this, the NSPCA had its suspicions that the illegal race would still go on. The NSPCA team obtained a court order and prepared for an inspection as originally planned. When the team arrived at the area where the race was scheduled, the area was empty. A few moments later, dozens of people began to show up. Before long, there was a large gathering of people: bystanders and dog owners, with their dogs.
However, the presence of the organization and law enforcement prevented the illegal event from taking place.