An animal protection charity claims they found dozens of abandoned cats in the desert. An investigation has been launched, but authorities do not know who is behind the incidents or why.
Rescue organizations and volunteers have shared pictures of the abandoned pets. In these remote desert locations temperatures can soar to nearly 40 degrees Celsius. The International Organisation for Animal Protection (OIPA), described the incident as \”unimaginable and unacceptable suffering\” and the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) is now taking action.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the department revealed that would employ all relevant administrative and legal measures. It\’s essential to determine the individuals responsible and the circumstances surrounding these incidents. Furthermore, DMT acknowledged the importance of public and community sentiment and recognized the contributions of volunteers in responding to this situation.
The public is encouraged to continue sharing any pertinent details with the department. Images circulating on social media appear to depict motionless cats in the sand. OIPA has reported the discovery of approximately 60 deceased pets in various stages of decomposition. The organization also revealed that it recently uncovered a distressing scene featuring over 100 cats and several dogs cruelly abandoned in the desert.