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Puppies found sucking on dead mom’s body

Potgieter said they took the dog and the puppies to a vet, but they were all put down as they were very ill.

Animal rescue organisation founder Cheryl-Lyn Potgieter broke down after attending to the stabbing of a dog found with its seven puppies still suckling on its lifeless body in Dunoon.

Potgieter had to remove seven puppies from their mother which had been stabbed, allegedly by drunk people.

“I got a call from a woman called Sylvia and she said they (people) were drunk and stabbed her dog to death. I went to get police for assistance and they took me out there and the puppies were still sucking from the mother’s cold body.”

Potgieter said they took the dog and the puppies to a vet, but they were all put down as they were very ill.

“They had distemper, which is like a death sentence to dogs. Maybe one in a million survives it.”

Potgieter said it was a terrible thing to see and the dog owners’ children had witnessed the whole thing.

She said the owner of the dog was distraught and vowed to lay a complaint with the police as she knew those behind the attack.

The SPCA indicated that they would be assisting in laying criminal charges of animal cruelty.

More: IOL

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