Lower South Coast SPCA: Alarming increase in animals struck by cars

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STATEMENT BY LOWER SOUTH COAST SPCA:

The number of animals hit by cars has increased drastically during the 4th stage of the lockdown.

The Lower South Coast SPCA takes a lot of initiative educating the public to please take care in especially residential areas.

The wildlife have become very tame due to the Covid-19 lockdown with not many cars on the road.

Most car drivers get away with hit and run of animals on the streets. As a result, it leaves a lot of animals suffering from pain on their own.

We received a call of a little duiker that was stuck in a gate. This duiker was reported by a very concerned citizen who was inside the house and heard a sound of an animal in distress.

She called the SPCA for assistance.

When the Officer arrived at the scene, she found that the duiker’s leg was broken. With further examination at the unit, it was also noticed that the duiker had severe head trauma.

It was decided by our Veterinarian to humanely euthanize the animal to stop any further pain and suffering since he could not be helped.

Please be considerate to our wildlife neighbours who are also just trying to survive in these most difficult times.

For any financial support:

LSC SPCA
Nedbank
Acc 1184618100
Branch code 198765
Ref. Covid-19

The smallest donation is highly appreciated. For queries, contact Dalene on 063 404 4382.

LOWER SOUTH COAST SPCA NEWS

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