According to reports, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA is investigating Woodstock police for allegedly killing a cat in a hit-and-run incident in the area.
Footage of the incident had been given to the SPCA by community members. In it, a police van can be seen running over a cat and driving off.
SPCA spokesperson, Belinda Abraham says, “In the video, it shows how the police vehicle drives over the cat as it runs across the road; the vehicle slows down and fails to stop and assist the injured animal. We have been informed that the cat, unfortunately, succumbed to its injuries. Our inspectors are busy investigating the matter and action will be taken in terms of the Animals Protection Act,”.
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA urges the public to report any animal cruelty by calling its team on 021 700 4158/9 or after hours on 083 326 1604.
Police spokesperson Andre Traut told reporters: “An official complaint is yet to be reported to SAPS regarding the matter.”