Caller, Adib, explains to CapeTalk's John Maytham of how their pitbull went missing and his suspicions that the dog might be stolen for dog fighting purposes.
When I spoke to other welfare organisations they told me that dog fighting and breeding is a seasonal thing and this is why dogs go missing.— Adib, Caller
People should question where the dog come from before adopting or buying a dog because lots of them are lost dogs and people are looking for them.— Adib, Caller
Mariette Hopley, manager at National Animal Welfare Task Team, says most often when a pitbull is stolen it is used for dog fighting.
If the dog is not sterilised it will be used for breeding and then be used for dog fighting purposes.— Mariette Hopley, Manager at National Animal Welfare Task Team
The regulations have been improved with regard to exporting of animals overseas because most of these dogs are being ordered from other countries.
She says it remains a problem that some border posts have no stringent policing pertaining to illegal dog trafficking.
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Watch out: dognapping could be in season