Dogs being electrocuted daily

I had this crime reported to my site about cruelty to animals. The person wishes to stay anonymous.

"The people at this address have put up electric fencing in the ground around their flowerbeds in order to keep their 2 Jack Russells and 3 cats (one of which is a kitten) out from digging on the other side.  (And we all know that a Jack Russell's instinct is to dig.)  Everyday at least a few times a day, one of these poor animals get caught in the fencing causing it to get electrocuted. 

To hear what that poor animal goes through everytime this happens is unreal.  I am absolutely beside myself every time I hear these poor animals scream as they get tortured when they get stuck in the fence, not to mention how upsetting this is to my dog hearing this as well.

I would like to know if this is illegal and if so can you please send out an inspector to investigate.  These people do not deserve animals, not if they are treated like this.  Other people in the neighbourhood have also complained but still we sit with the same problem.

The address is 12 Lolas Place, Queens Close, Parklands, Cape Town. 

Can you please also keep my details anonymous as I do not want to be a target of any kind.  I am only trying to help those who cannot help themselves."

Please can someone investigate this?

Many thanks.

Report ID: 219
Crime Category: Animal Cruelty
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Parklands
Address: 12 Lolas Place, Queens Close, Parklands, Cape Town
Crime Date/Time: 11 Mar 2010, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username219
Reported Date: 11 Mar 2010, 09:03 AM
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  • Cathy9 9 Mar 2012, 01:38 PM

    Some people just don't have anything better to do than complain. The Fido Stop works well to keep pets out of your garden and trains them well too. It does not electrocute them! It is such low voltage and is not harming them in any way! Get a life!

  • Robyn5 11 Mar 2011, 01:53 PM

    Surely there should be some sort of control in place to prevent these false accusations! I was just reported to the spca for animal abandonment. Apparently my dog was abandoned for 10 days and the house stands vacant. Surprising to me, as then I don't know where my dog (who sleeps indoors) and I have been staying! Ooops! I'd like to add that my dog is spoilt. He goes mostly everywhere with me, if I do go out in the evening, he stays indoors, he has never ever slept outside or even without human company since I got him. I can't take him to work with me, so he has to stay outside, where he has a lovely little shelter with his food, water and toys.So some neighbour decides he is abandoned? Without even having the decency to come over and ring the doorbell and see what's happening? I asked the inspector who had reported me, but he can not legally give me that information. I say that in the case of blatantly false allegation, name and shame the reporter! It's not a nice experience having an inspector phone you and say you've been reported for animal cruelty when you love your animal with all your heart! And the anonymous reporter just gets off scott free!

  • Unknown 24 Jun 2010, 01:17 PM

    Thanks Ben for the information.

  • Unknown 23 Jun 2010, 01:58 PM

    Final final note: After reviewing the comments so far and reading the report again, I cannot help to wonder why? The answer is very clear to me, but unfortunately, I was advised that I am not allowed to mention anything due to investigation. Mention was made that it was discussed with other neighbours. It is false again. Nobody even contacted me or left a note in my post box even. Nothing mentioned, nothing noted, but the person claimed that "nothing yet is done after discussions with the other neighbours".

  • Unknown 4 Jun 2010, 12:31 PM

    Final note: I am an animal lover. I have two cats, two dogs, a fish pond outside and a large fish tank in the house. I will never cause any harm to any animal at all!! Again, this report is false and the person is trying to portray myself and the co-owner as criminals. This is a serious matter. I will therefore investigate the Electronic Medium Act with regards to the rights of being anonymous and the legality towards it when can be proven that allegations made is false. Thereafter, will consult with my attorney. Food for thought: A mere thought is not fact!! Please do not waste the SPCA's time and money on these type of false reports. There are many animals that desperately need their help. False reports like these causes lost of time and money for the SPCA and I personally believe this is cruel towards other animals that desperately need them. Thanking you.

  • Unknown 4 Jun 2010, 12:21 PM

    This report is totally FALSE!! I specifically envite any of my neighbours at Lola's Place or even the surrounding houses, to come and have a look for themselves. You will be surprised, I promise you!! This report was sent totally with malicious intent against myself and the co-owner, Christo. Both my dogs are in excellent shape. By the way, oldest cat unfortunately had colon cancer and had to be put down at the local vet, therefore at the time the report was submitted, I have only two cats. Cont....

  • Unknown 4 Jun 2010, 12:07 PM

    I am the co-owner of 12 Lola's Place and owner of the dogs. I whish to comment as follows: The pet deterrant is called Fido Stop and is totally legal and non-lethal. The SPCA was at my house and confirmed that there is nothing wrong with the fence. It is virtually impossible for any dog to get stuck on this fence, simply due to setup of the poles and wiring. Dogs such as Jack Russells learn from association. One pinch and they never get even close the fence at all. It was demonstrated to the SPCA also. Cont....

  • Unknown 3 Jun 2010, 12:14 PM

    Why did you report this anyway? If you dont have the fact, it is dangerous to accuse someone.

  • Unknown 3 Jun 2010, 12:09 PM

    I am only trying to help those who cannot help themselves. Why dont you help yourself? Stop being so nosy and jealous. Mind your own business. We would prefer people to use this website for really stopping crime instead of expressing personal grief.

  • Unknown 3 Jun 2010, 12:08 PM

    How did you get to the conclusion that they were electrocuting the animals. Those two dogs are so intelligent, they dont come close to the fencing even when called or attracted with food. The cats in fact, there were only two dont come close to that side of the garden. Simply, because those two Jack Russels wont allow any cats in their territory.

  • Unknown 3 Jun 2010, 12:05 PM

    On investigation by the SPCA, it was found that the mentioned animals are healthy and in a very good condition. The fencing/ pet deterrent proofs to work without any harm to the pets. The supplier was contacted. The pet stop patent is 100% approved by the SPCA and legal. The electric pulse is of such a low voltage that it could never harm animal.

  • Unknown 3 Jun 2010, 10:13 AM

    I am one of the owners. There isn't even electricity in the fence anymore. And, it is a pet-approved electric pulse. The person who placed this complain is just jealous and bored. The SPCA come out, and they were so impressed and couldn't believe that some-one could complain and make up such lies.

  • Unknown 8 Apr 2010, 01:26 PM

    Thank you for the great work you are doing Francis! You can always try and start your own welfare organization such as PETS, I am sure if you contact them they will be able to get you started on what to do. A list of animal welfare organizations can be find here . Best of luck! Etienne

  • Unknown 8 Apr 2010, 12:58 PM

    Thanks for your advise. I run my own none profit organization for animal welfare, in the process to registar. I tried in the past to report cases to the SPCA but they just said it is to far and I need to go to the Police, which is of caurse a useless case, tried and tested but with no support from the Police. I just try to keep animal numbers low by sterilization programs and hopefull the number of cruelty case will drop as well and less mouths to feed.

  • Unknown 8 Apr 2010, 07:56 AM

    Hi Francis, that is a good question. I think the best people to ask this question to is our SPCA here in South Africa. You can email them on or call them on (011) 907-3590.

  • Unknown 7 Apr 2010, 08:08 PM

    Great for you guys that have a SPCA to report crimes like this. I live in Namibia and the nearest SPCA is 600km away. What can I do if I come across animal cruelty, who do I report it to??

  • Unknown 6 Apr 2010, 08:59 AM

    Please report all animal cruelty to your local SPCA. Cape of Good Hope SPCA 0217004158/9 or afterhours 0833261604

  • Unknown 11 Mar 2010, 12:43 PM

    I have send this onto the SPCA by email but please note that this website is only here to make people aware of past incidents or if people just needs some advice. People MUST report things like this to the local SPCA themselves. They can still be anonymous by doing so!

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