The alleged owner of the two dogs responsible for the killing of at least two cats in the Manenberg area and prime suspect (for his alleged involvement) in the brutal slaughter of at least 42 cats over the past month was apprehended and taken in for formal questioning on Friday 20 August.
According to the Animal Welfare Society (AWS), the suspect (an adult male) reportedly has a criminal record (for an unrelated crime) and spent 5 years in jail.
The AWS said he did not resist arrest and did not utter a word during the drive to the police station where he was placed in a holding cell pending police questioning.
“In the meantime the two dogs appear to have adjusted well to their loving new surroundings and are sitting the first of three independent behavioral tests this afternoon.”
“It is no co-incidence that since our first visit to the property and confiscation of the dogs on Monday the 16th Aug the killings have stopped.”
“We have progressed as far as we can with this unprecedented animal cruelty case and today handed the baton over to SAPS to further the investigation and hopefully secure a conviction,” the AWS said.