It was reported in the press that a senior supervisor at a school in Khayelitsha, Cape Town instructed two janitors at the Luhlaza school to get rid of a stray dog on the school premises. They dug a hole on the perimeter of the school grounds and buried the dog alive.
Fortunately members of the public witnessed the incident. They informed a local animal rescue centre and they rushed to the scene. At first the janitors claimed that the dog was dead but admitted under pressure that they buried it alive. The rescuers found the dog barely alive and took it to their rescue centre where it is recovering well.
The two men have been arrested and are due to appear in court soon. The school has ordered an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this horrific incident of animal abuse. According to reports the dog is a stray and slightly handicapped , most probably due to a previous injury caused by a car.
Calls of support and offers to adopt the stray has been pouring in to the Mdzanananda animal clinic in Khayelitsha.
This incident highlights the need for support for clinics like Mdzananda, the only full time clinic in this sprawling impoverished township. Please open your hearts and your purses and help. You can find them at www.mdzananda.co.za