UPDATE: Joburg man who dumped dead dog claims there were no vets nearby - SPCA
This story has been updated.
A video showing a man dumping a dead dog on the streets and driving away has caused an outrage on social media with animal lovers calling him 'disgusting'.
The Sandton SPCA has identified the man as Adam Anderson, head of litigation at Sandton-based law firm Bowman Gilfillan.
SPCA General Manager, Jaco Pieterse, says they approached the law firm and Anderson confirmed his involvement during a telephonic conversation.
Anderson and his wife have since met with the SPCA to explain his actions.
Pieterse says the SPCA is not satisfied with the response from Bowman Gilfillan about their employees conduct.
The SPCA will be pursuing charges for illegal dumping of a carcass, Pieterse adds.
Listen to SPCA's response and update:
The man told the SPCA that he could not locate a nearby veterinary clinic in order to dispose of the dog's carcass.
We were informed that wife unfortunately drove over the dog by accident and the dog did not survive.Jaco Pieterse, Sandton SPCA General Manager
He loaded the dog into the boot of the vehicle.Jaco Pieterse, Sandton SPCA General Manager
He claimed he couldn't find a vet to dispose of the dog the next morning.Jaco Pieterse, Sandton SPCA General Manager
He decided to dump the dog next to the road because he was on his way to see an important client.Jaco Pieterse, Sandton SPCA General Manager
Adam Anderson, head of litigation at Bowman Gilfillan, one of the largest Sandton-based law firms, was caught on CCTV opening the boot of his Mercedes Benz, and glancing around before dumping the animal carcass in a quiet suburban street.Sandton SPCA
The lack of respect for an animal - even for one who had died - and the lack of respect for legislation, especially by someone who should be upholding the law, leaves us speechlessJaco Pieterse, Sandton SPCA General Manager
The Sandton SPCA has released a statement condemning the action of this man.
Watch the video and read the full statement below:
The Sandton SPCA will ensure that justice is served, and are in the process of laying criminal charges for illegal dumping in terms of the By-Laws of the City of Johannesburg.Sandton SPCA
This article first appeared on 702 : UPDATE: Joburg man who dumped dead dog claims there were no vets nearby - SPCA
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