Sleeping dog burnt with boiling water

Article from African Tail's on Facebook

"We were recently alerted to the plight of a dog in Du Noon who had been severely burnt when someone threw boiling water on him as he lay snoozing one lazy afternoon.

He was not aggressive, he was not a threat and he posed no danger – harming him was a senseless act of wanton cruelty. He had beautiful, sparkly eyes (which he maintained even through his gruesome injury) and all he craved was love.

Yet someone saw the need to harm him and then still managed to continue with their life, watching him suffer, as he struggled to walk, as his wounds festered, as his skin blistered and burnt in the blazing heat...

Until someone finally saw fit to call us to help him. By the time we arrived, he was barely able to walk and was in extreme agony. Lifting him into our bakkie was a trauma for him.

But we did so gently and carefully. We would have loved to have given him a chance – to rehabilitate him and heal his wounds and take his pain away, but he had suffered for far too long and his journey to a possible full recovery would have been a long and painful one.

Finding a foster home who would have been prepared to give him the necessary care would have also proved almost impossible. And quite frankly, we didn’t feel he deserved to suffer a moment longer.

And so, with a hearty meal, a gentle caress, kind words, and a promise to find justice, we held his paw and sent him peacefully over the rainbow bridge.

RIP dear, beautiful boy – your suffering is over now."

Report ID: 888
Crime Category: Animal Cruelty
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Du Noon
Address: Du Noon
Crime Date/Time: 15 Feb 2011, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username977
Reported Date: 16 Feb 2011, 10:02 AM
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  • Liezle 16 Apr 2011, 01:42 PM

    I hope that criminals are brought to justice and that police corruption doesnt allow them to get away with it. I hate you whoever you are for doing this to a DEFENSELESS ANIMAL YOU PIECE OF HUMAN TRASH!!! I hope your flesh rots away in hell one day.

  • Report A Crime 8 Apr 2011, 11:29 AM

    Plain unbelievable!

  • Amanda Groenewald 8 Apr 2011, 09:46 AM

    I hate people like this, they should be tied down and also burnt with boiling water. They should be jailed and fined. Unfortunately the SPCA does not always have the manpower to act on all the calls they get, we as public must help where we can. I support animal welfare orginasations where I can, cannot support all of them though I would like to. If I were to win a lot of money it will all go the animal welfare.!people must start taking responsibility for their pets, they get killed by speeding vehicles because they leave the gates open, I cannot take that, if I find a dog in the street, I take it to the SPCA for adopting. The owners does not care anyway. I further believe that a person will die the way he lives, so you animal abusers, you will die a horrible death! All they ask is food and Love....and teach them, the reward is endless!! Amanda-Standerton Mpumalanga

  • Chants 3 Mar 2011, 10:18 AM

    May I never find the monster who did this to this poor animal - I am in tears how can someone be so cruel, that is no human being its a monster. May God give that I never find or witness an act like this cause that person will need more than God on his side and will need more than an army to stop me - cause I will loose all sense of responsibility and go absolute blank and cause him more pain and suffering that he will ever be able to imagine.

  • Francis2 24 Feb 2011, 02:20 PM

    Can anyone tell me why on earth does these horrible people wants to burn a dog with boiling water or oil??? What is wrong with them!!! I also saw that happend alot in our township.

  • Jerome10 17 Feb 2011, 10:20 AM

    Where is this doos that did this? I want to go there and punch his lights out. Give me his address and put up a photo. I'll go sort him out nicely.

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