Owner chops off dog's legs


A pet owner in Mpumalanga reportedly cut off his dog's hind legs after she took food from a neighbour, according to Beeld.

Owner Alfred Maganzi, a Mozambican living in a squatter camp outside Sabie, reportedly left the injured animal behind his shack for a week.

"It made me sick and I was shocked when I saw this animal," Sabie SPCA inspector Petro Oosthuizen told Beeld after being called to the scene by worried residents.

"She was very weak, dehydrated and completely disorientated when I got to her at the hut.

"When I asked her owner why he had chopped off her legs, he told me initially to ask the dog."

The female dog was transported to a vet, who made the decision to put it down, in Mbombela.

"The animal was in shock and the wounds to her paws had started becoming septic," said SPCA chairperson in Mbombela, Estelle de Villiers.

The 65-year-old Maganzi, who has since had a charge of animal cruelty laid against him, eventually admitted that he chopped off his pet's back legs.

"Now she can't run about anymore and she won't steal anymore," Maganzi reportedly told Oosthuizen, according to Beeld.

Report ID: 649
Crime Category: Animal Cruelty
Province: Mpumalanga
City/Town: Sabie
Suburb: N/A
Address: Squatter camp
Crime Date/Time: 28 Oct 2010, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username977
Reported Date: 28 Oct 2010, 15:10 PM
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  • melissa19 2 Dec 2010, 08:59 AM

    This makes me so so so sick, I wish I could get hold of this man and chop his balls off, then his arms and legs verrryy slowly him up and then leave him to rot and rot and suffer as much as possible! I HATE ANIMAL CRUELTY SO MUCH - I PRAY EVERY DAY THAT THIS SUFFERING FROM HUMAN HANDS ONTO ANIMALS WILL END AND PEOPLE LEARN TO HAVE LOVE AND RESPECT FOR FELLOW BEINGS OF THE EARTH

  • Unknown 19 Nov 2010, 10:32 AM

    I pray to god, this old mother f...dies a very painfull slow death before the year ends this year!!!!!ROT in HELL BASTARD!

  • Unknown 18 Nov 2010, 06:54 PM

    That stupid son of a bitch!!!!!!!!! How could you.... I hope you die a horrid, pain filled death you piece of worthless crap....BURN IN HELL ASS-HOLE!!!!

  • Unknown 18 Nov 2010, 12:21 PM

    There are no words to explain how i feel !!!!!! they should do the same as he did to the dog !! cut off his legs leave him in the veld and lets see how he feels !!! sick F......

  • Unknown 18 Nov 2010, 12:22 AM

    I am utterly speechless !!!! A DEFENSELESS DOG, what kind of a sick, demented person would do this. animals have rights to you know, how about we castrate him and take away his human rights. He doesn't even deserve the time of the court!!!! send him to me and believe me he'll wish he was dead. Rotting in a grave would be a waste of space for this piece of crap excuse of a human !!!!

  • Unknown 5 Nov 2010, 03:35 PM

    This kind of stuff makes me so angry. I don't get chocked when I hear somebody gets killed, but a poor defenseless dog who probably just sat there trusting and loving his owner unconditionally while his owner chops of his legs!!!!!! that is so disgusting!!!!! He must be let loose so that normal people can get a go at him! He does not deserve a trail!

  • Unknown 2 Nov 2010, 10:53 PM

    O trust me justice will be brought to this mother F#c$%er Bring on justice cause animals alike will stick together and trust me we will get justice infact I am hoping its so bad that he eventually suffers so much that he has to hack off his own legs, and we will leave him behind a hut and as he is about to die revive him and well start all over and let him suffer for a few more days

  • Unknown 1 Nov 2010, 09:46 AM

    This is a sick person, he deserves to die, the most grumesome way. SPCA, must make sure this man may not ever own a pet again. Had he feed his dog, the dog would not have stolen food

  • Unknown 1 Nov 2010, 08:21 AM

    Typical ignorant bastard - i Quote "ask the dog" - little rodent brain and the anwer to your question "would he cut his childs hand off" - yes - you just have to look at the news to see how they rape, murder and maim their own kindred - look next to our roadsides - begging for food - dogs cant do that - but this man and his amazing brood are able to and you can bet your bottom dollar, they make the most of their PDI status! People like him are oxygen thieves and are a waste of space on this earth.

  • Unknown 30 Oct 2010, 01:31 PM

    If hope this idiot legs will be chewed of by a lion or even better a rabies infected dog!!! What the !@x% if going on with these people. Hope that something will come of this cruelty charges. Please keep us posted!

  • Unknown 29 Oct 2010, 05:57 AM

    Would he chop off his child's hands if he took a slice of bread? Then why would you do that to an innocent animal. Maybe if he had fed her more often, she would not have stolen the food. If you can't look after an animal, don't keep one. You are sick and I hope you rot in hell.

  • Unknown 28 Oct 2010, 03:25 PM

    !@#$% HELL!!!

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