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Lower South Coast SPCA to lay animal cruelty charges against Rainbow Warriors

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STATEMENT BY LOWER SOUTH COAST SPCA:

The LSC SPCA received a complaint from a member of public regarding welfare concerns at Rainbow Warriors.

Two members of inspectorate went to Rainbow Warriors on Wednesday, the 20th of November 2019, to do a welfare concern and routine inspection, where they were facing probably one of the worst cases of animal neglected.

One cat was found dead in one of the boxes with other cats that were in the process of dying and had to be assisted with immediate euthanasia to stop the suffering. The dead cat was already rotten and smelling while the others that were still alive had to endure prolonged suffering and pain.

A Notice to Comply was issued to provide veterinary treatment for the rest of the cats.

On follow up it was found that there was no compliance and a Warrant was obtained to seize and assess all the cats. On the 21st of November 2019, members of Inspectorate accompanied by a Vet at the property where all 41 cats were found to be unhealthy and the Vet was of the opinion that they all had to be put to sleep.

Animal Cruelty charges will be laid in terms Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962.

At the moment, there are no more cats left at Rainbow Warriors and the LSC SPCA plead with the public not to send any animals there as the cages  at this moment might be contagious.
LSC SPCA Management Committee

Due to the graphic nature of the cruelty photographs and the legal implications we are not able to publish them on social media.

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