The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) would like to express our gratitude to members of Ladysmith and QwaQwa SAPS for their assistance with a donkey case recently handled by the NSPCA.
The Ladysmith SAPS contacted the NSPCA after they discovered a truck transporting donkeys that were destined for Lesotho and the illegal donkey skin trade. Unfortunately, they had no legal standing to detain the donkeys, which we understand, but we are grateful that they alerted the NSPCA to the matter.
The NSPCA then contacted QwaQwa SAPS who immediately responded and assisted the NSPCA. The donkeys were kept overnight by QwaQwa SAPS until an NSPCA inspector could inspect the truck and donkeys. The QwaQwa Stock Theft Unit was also of great assistance.
The donkeys were signed over to the NSPCA and were rescued from the illegal donkey skin trade wherein they would have been killed brutally for their skins.
We thank both these police stations for their dedication and care for animals.
Manager: Communications Unit
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SPCAs