The dog had bitten one of the kids quite badly, leaving some serious injuries and the child in hospital. The owner of the dog then strangled the dog to death with his bare hands.
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The man who wanted to remain anonymous sople to the news about the incident.
“His name was Chiko,” said the man. “I loved him and he was like a child to me. What I did was to protect my children, not because I wanted to.”
The incident was reported to the Roodepoort SPCA, which will investigate the matter because the man’s actions were in direct conflict with the Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.