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Bitten tortoises rescued in Western Extension

Bitten tortoises rescued in Western Extension

The Benoni SPCA confiscated two tortoises that were bitten by a dog kept in the same enclosure as the hard-shelled animals.

Manager of the Benoni SPCA, Vicky Finnemore, said the confiscation took place in Western Extension on March 22.

“The owner left the dog unattended and locked in an alley at the side of the house,” said Finnemore.

“There were two leopard tortoises in the same vicinity as the dog.

“The dog was chewing on them; they were bleeding when we found them.”

The tortoises, and the cross-German shepherd, were confiscated.

In another incident, the SPCA confiscated a cross-pitbull from a Daveyton home on March 20.

The dog was being kept in a courtyard with no shelter.