The Special Investigations Unit of the National Council of SPCAs has been strongly supported by the West Rand K9 Unit and has been assisted by some very dedicated and passionate police officials in their endeavours to bring the perpetrators of animal cruelty to justice.
One police official who goes above and beyond the call of duty in the quest to support and assist this unit is W/O Kobus Venter. Whether it is the darkest hour of the night or the coldest hour of the morning, he is always willing to help. Often he pledges many hours of his personal time in helping the NSPCA inspectors running these criminals to ground. His knowledge of the Criminal Procedure Act is unrivalled and his almost photographic scene recall and steadfast court testimonies have assisted in the arrest and conviction of many perpetrators of the most horrific animal abuse.
Not only is W/O Venter an exemplary police official, but he also has a wicked sense of humour and a great outlook on life that lightens any situation.
He is a credit to his unit, the South African Police Service and the community he serves.
The NSPCA is grateful to both W/O Venter and West Rand K9 for their ongoing assistance and support.
Special Investigations Unit: Manager NSPCA