Owner beats his dog to death while drunk

A man who beat his dog to death in Witbank at the weekend is appearing in the town's magistrate's court today.

Inspector Ian Lombard from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals visited the house and found the dog. He said men were intoxicated when he arrived at the house.

"When I arrived there I was met by two people on the property. They were intoxicated. I asked the gentleman if he did hit his dog to death, and he acknowledged that he did," said Lombard. Eyewitness News

Report ID: 145
Crime Category: Animal Cruelty
Province: Mpumalanga
City/Town: Witbank
Suburb: N/A
Address: Witbank, Mpumalanga
Crime Date/Time: 13 Feb 2010, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 15 Feb 2010, 16:02 PM
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  • Deidre4 10 May 2013, 10:23 AM

    I hope God doesn't forgive him and he goes to hell one day. Alternatively I would like to beat him to death with a spade

  • Adele18 30 Aug 2012, 01:33 PM

    The more I have to do with people, the more I wonder who the real ANIMALS are....

  • Rita BRIAC 10 Mar 2012, 02:43 PM

    Criminals should be judged harshly !!!

  • jade2 13 Feb 2012, 08:21 AM

    id love to beat that guy with a spade over and over and over and over again with a smile on my face.. bash the devils whore brains out!!!!!!!!

  • Martyna 17 Sep 2011, 10:56 PM

    I would kill that fucking idiot!:/ Poor dog:(

  • Tracey Boyes 7 Sep 2011, 11:51 AM

    Sickening - what did that poor dog have to suffer through that.

  • Miki 1 Jul 2011, 10:04 AM

    This may be wrong but I personally believe the man will only comprehend the suffering and pain he has caused if his crime is inflicted upon him. I say BEAT the guy and show him no mercy, let him go through what that poor poor dog endured.

  • Pamela Case 1 Jul 2011, 09:33 AM

    This is shocking, my god what kind of people are they. Can you please let us know what the outcome was. I would also appreciate this "pigs" address so I can have a few drinks and go do the same to him. Rest in peace doggy, you are in a better place

  • Mandy8 24 May 2011, 03:41 PM

    Give him to me and a spade!!! Something need to be done animals cant talk. People are sick.

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  • Marc4 2 Feb 2011, 08:27 AM

    This happens all the time in the chicken and meat industry. Pigs who are known to be more intelligent than dogs are beaten, kept in small cages and live terrible unnatural lives. It's worse than what this dog went through and yet people still braai their pork and wors. What excuse do these meat eaters have? They weren't even drunk. Dog, cat, cow, pig, horse, all the same. Or is it because some are cuter?

  • Marc4 2 Feb 2011, 08:23 AM

    They are not considered sentient because of church propaganda. Ministers who take in cash and preach rubbish. All life is sentient. This piece of trash is sentient but has an evil heart. We don't need trash like this taking up our air. There are children starving yet this man gets to eat. Lock him up and force him to do hard labour for the rest of his miserable life.

  • Robin vanOstrand 2 Feb 2011, 06:07 AM

    This is just sick!! This person will soon turn to other heinous crimes!! He must be punished!!

  • Unknown 18 Nov 2010, 12:13 PM

    That is so cruel !!! i think they should give us the people that do that !! we will teach them a lesson they will never forget !!!

  • Unknown 26 Oct 2010, 02:24 PM


  • Unknown 4 Oct 2010, 11:02 AM

    Intoxicated.....the innocent dog is beter off without the pathetic bastard and he should never be allowed to own one ever in his life again!!!!!!!!!!

  • Unknown 22 Sep 2010, 02:44 PM

    I would like to get hold of these BARSTARDS and bet them to death (EYE FOR AN EYE)

  • Unknown 21 Aug 2010, 02:02 PM

    This savage should be locked away forever, end of story!

  • Unknown 1 Jun 2010, 01:34 PM

    What can I say? A man that does this is a pathetic, weak, snivelling little punk. He will pay the price in some form or manner the worthless piece of shit! He has nothing between his ears - did it make him feel like a man beating up a dog known for its strength - what a loser - I HATE people like him and wish them nothing but unhappiness.

  • Unknown 16 Apr 2010, 03:42 PM

    Hang him

  • Unknown 30 Mar 2010, 11:55 AM

    give me a spade and leave me alone with this savage imbecile for a few minutes - I will show him just how creative I can be with a spade.

  • Unknown 29 Mar 2010, 03:57 PM

    BEAT THE OWNER TO DEATH! What comes around, goes around! His time is coming

  • Unknown 17 Mar 2010, 08:36 AM


  • Unknown 9 Mar 2010, 10:00 AM

    Beat him to death!!! PIG!!!

  • Unknown 24 Feb 2010, 04:28 PM

    this guy should be killed more painfully than the dog. he does not deserve to live anywhere. poor dog. i pray that he will rest in peace.

  • Unknown 22 Feb 2010, 11:36 AM

    There is nothing so sweet as revenge.... best he keeps looking over his shoulder - hope he doesn't have children lest they meet with the same fate as precious pet!

  • Unknown 22 Feb 2010, 11:19 AM

    Serve him with the same sentence as he so quickly served his 'PET'.... He must not be allowed to get away with this!

  • Unknown 21 Feb 2010, 10:51 AM

    The person that did this deserves to get a VERY long prison term, 10 - 20 years and I hoep he suffers and looses everything. He is scum and doesn't deserve anything! I hope he gets beaten to a pulp in prison!

  • Unknown 19 Feb 2010, 07:12 PM

    He should be beaten to death as well, how does the saying go, an eye for an eye.I cant imagine how that poor dog felt while being beaten. Poor thing, he did not deserve to leave this cruel world like that.

  • Unknown 19 Feb 2010, 04:35 PM

    I agree with you Tazz. He should be banned from owning any animal in future. The savage!!!

  • Unknown 19 Feb 2010, 11:10 AM

    How you treat animals is potentially how you treat other people. This guy is a homicide case waiting to happen. These sorts of people should be treated.

  • Unknown 18 Feb 2010, 08:17 PM

    His not a person, his less than an animal and must be burnt alive.

  • Unknown 17 Feb 2010, 04:08 PM


  • Unknown 17 Feb 2010, 01:32 PM

    I pray he also gets beaten to death very slowly!

  • Unknown 16 Feb 2010, 10:01 AM

    His sentence handed to him will most probably be peanuts as animals are not considered sentient beings yet. Lets hope his ultimate penance will be to rot in hell when his time comes!!!!

  • Unknown 16 Feb 2010, 09:44 AM

    Hang him!!

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