Rocky the pit bull, who had been stolen from his home in Phoenix last week, was found on Tuesday and is currently being treated for wounds to his legs.
He was found in KwaMashu by his owners and Animal Rescue KZN after they received a tip off.
Five boys were caught on CCTV camera stealing Rocky, the Moodley family’s pet. The children were seen taking the dog through a hole in the garden fence while the family was away.
Speaking to the Daily News on Wednesday, Jayshree Moodley, the pit bull owner, felt that a dog theft syndicate tried to sell the dog after it was badly mauled in a fight.
“(Rocky) couldn’t even use his back legs. Hopefully his spirit won’t forever be broken by this.
“Three other dogs were allegedly stolen this (Wednesday) afternoon.
“This isn’t over. There will be justice for Rocky and all of the other furkids taken by these people,” a determined Moodley said.