The Cape of Good Hope SPCA Wildlife Inspectors received a tip-off that a seal was being held illegally at a house in Phillipi East.
Responding to the tip-off, the inspectors found the battered female adult Cape Fur Seal at the house in question.
CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to Belinda Abraham, communications, education and resource development manager at Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
It was a Cape fur Seal .... She was lying in a hot sand in direct sunlight. It was a traumatising situation.— Belinda Abraham, communications, education and resource development manager at Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
The seal was taken the SPCA wildlife facility and was treated for pain but at the end of the she had to be put down because she wasn't coping at all, says Abraham.
Abrahams says they are working with the SAPS to make sure that justice prevails.
Listen below to hear more on what the SPCA is doing to fight animal cruelty: