SPCA staff increasingly under threat by criminals
It's been reported that an animal welfare society inspector was shot during the hijacking of an official vehicle.
The specially fitted bakkie that he was traveling in was hijacked close to the society's offices in Phillipi but was later recovered near Sweet Home farm.
SPCA spokesperson Belinda Abraham says this incident brings back incidents of victimisation that they have endured.
The SPCA is no stranger to incidents like this. Our work takes us to impoverished areas where violent crime is often rife. Our inspectors, mobile clinic drivers and collection officers are often exposed to threats of bodily harm.Belinda Abraham, SPCA spokesperson
Abrahams says this year alone, every single collection officer has a story to tell where they've been attacked. She spoke of an incident where a mobile clinic driver and a female assistant where hijacked and put in a cold storage of a butchery. The two were left traumatised, she says.
It is very concerning that people who provide service to their community are soft targets for these criminal elements.Belinda Abraham, SPCA spokesperson
Those animals that are kept at our premises automatically means we drawing the criminal elements to us. We've had incidences where staff had been held up at gun point with somebody trying to recover an animal that was of value to him in the dog fighting scenes.Belinda Abraham, SPCA spokesperson
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