On May 16, a train conductor in South Africa made a horrifying discovery: Someone had tied a dog to train tracks in Daveyton. The heroic conductor alerted South Africa’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) right away, and the group was able to rescue the dog from what could have been a truly horrific death.
The SPCA has named the dog Max, and a veterinarian has treated his wounds. The organization and the police are investigating the serious offense but have yet to make any arrests in the case, prompting PETA to offer a reward of up to R50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty-to-animals charges of the person or persons responsible for this crime.
Animal abusers are a danger to everyone: They take their issues out on anyone they can overpower—human or nonhuman—and must be caught before they act again. PETA is appealing to anyone with information about the person or persons responsible for this cruel crime to come forward now so that the perpetrator or perpetrators can be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the SPCA at 011 894 2814.