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Monsters Amongst Us: Dog’s legs cut off for ‘stealing’, please sign petition

November 8, 2010

Update, November 10: The petition has been closed after getting 6000 signatures and will be given to the target.  I’ll update when I have more information regarding the current status of the case.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated and cared!

Immediate, please sign:
Justice for dog who’s back legs were chopped off for “stealing” food and left in critical condition

SABIE, South Africa – A defenseless dog was subjected to merciless mutilation when her supposed “best friend” chopped off her back legs and cruelly left her in that critically injured state for more than a week.

“She was stealing; now that she can’t walk so she can’t steal anymore,” said the owner. He simply shrugged his shoulders when he was confronted. According to the remorseless man, he wanted to teach his dog a lesson so he cut her back legs off with a blunt axe.

When help finally arrived after a concerned neighbour in the informal settlement of “Fok-Fok” stating they had seen an injured dog, the poor skeleton-of-a-dog was in severe pain and shock, and displayed absolutely no reaction when she was approached. The black Africanis female dog was lying outside when the disorientated animal was removed from the premises.

When questioned why the owner chopped off her legs, his response was “ask the dog”. It is an absolute horrific act of animal cruelty as the dog was lying and whimpering in pain for more than a week with her owner ignoring her. The owner also commented “see, now, I have no more problems with her”. He also helped loading his other dog into the official vehicle himself which was taken to a temporary shelter.

The injured dog was taken to a veterinarian who was appalled at what he saw. “She was totally dehydrated and in shock and septicemia was already taking place – one could smell the flesh rotting.” He said she was in severe pain and it was decided mercifully to put her out of her misery.

“But the worst was that she was totally dejected and had simply resigned herself to the fact that she was going to die, that this was her lot in life,” The veterinarian was clearly emotional as he added that the dog “simply stared at him”.

Her owner never gave her a name, so the rescuer named her Babyface.

The incident was reported to the police and the owner will be prosecuted and charged with animal cruelty under the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962.

Please don’t forget to sign Justice for dog who’s back legs were chopped off for “stealing” food and left in critical condition


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only the lowest of the low
lower than the dregs
would torture an innocent dog
by cutting off her legs
this evil subhuman
needs punishment severe
and removal from society
he is a threat to anyone
anywhere near

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

10 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    November 8, 2010 10:18 am

    only the lowest of the low
    lower than the dregs
    would torture an innocent dog
    by cutting off her legs
    this evil subhuman
    needs punishment severe
    and removal from society
    he is a threat to anyone
    anywhere near


  2. christiane page permalink
    November 8, 2010 11:29 am

    stop torture !!!


  3. Animal Connection permalink
    November 8, 2010 3:05 pm

    Obviously he wasn’t feeding the poor dog, why else would she have been taking food. Why even have a dog or cat, or goat, any animal if you are just going to let them starve? What a piece of crap, this person isn’t even human in my eyes. Action taken and shared.


  4. pat myers permalink
    November 8, 2010 4:20 pm

    Inexcusable horrible&cruel torture should rot in prison!!


  5. Bobbie Blanchard permalink
    November 9, 2010 3:13 pm

    South Africa is very strong in prosectuing domestic as well as wild life. They do not pamper offenders like in the USA. This is a Very serious crime there. Justice will be served legally but God Bless the poor animals and wonderful Vets for helping rehabilitate .


  6. Judith permalink
    November 9, 2010 5:58 pm

    This monster should not be allowed to breathe our air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  7. Kay permalink
    November 13, 2010 7:15 pm

    Unbelievable – how could one be so cruel?


  8. Cynthia Scionti permalink
    December 28, 2010 11:27 pm

    I don’t understand how anyone could do such a thing to an animal. I hope the man gets what he deserves–hell!


  9. Cheryl permalink
    May 2, 2013 5:11 pm

    There are so many sick people in this world and it just never stops. How are we to stop this abuse of animals? There seems to be no end to it. The cruelity in this world is unbelievable. We are not as civilized as we think. It just seems to be the mindless, sick bastards are winning.



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