POLICE in Blantyre have arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly beating and subsequently killing his three dogs.

It is alleged that on the material day, the suspect, John Gawanani, was preparing to get his five dogs to veterinary at Blantyre Society for Protection and Care of Animals, BSPCA, when the dogs were reluctant to get into the car.

Mr. Gawanani, who is a private auditor, then started kicking the dogs with his boots before getting them into the car.

Two female dogs were then found dead due fractured skull and spinal injury respectively, upon arrival at the vet.

One male puppy had a bleeding mouth and nose and a wound on the pelvis died on Tuesday morning.

Police then arrested the suspect after officials from the BSPCA reported the incident to them.

The suspect, who hails from Jumbe village in the area of Traditional Authority Kapeni in Blantyre, was charged with ‘cluety against animals’, contrary to section 3 (a)(b) Cap 66:01 of the constitution.

Blantyre Police publicist, Inspector Augustus Nkhwazi said that the suspect was released on police bail and is expected to appear before court to answer the charge.


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