Animal cruelty charges against 7 Arrows have been dropped

A 7 Arrow's security guard with his canine officer. I AM STILL WAITING FOR THEIR NAMES.

Elyse Golovey from 7 Arrows Security has reassured fellow community members that the charges laid against them have been dropped after their security dog was found dead in Waterfall Retirement Village.

This comes after the National Council for SPCA (NSPCA) welcomed the animal cruelty charges laid against both 7 Arrows Security and Canine Solutions in July after their canine, Zeppy, passed away.

According to Golovey, earlier this year they, unfortunately, had an incident with one of their patrol dogs at Waterfall Estate. “Many of us within 7Arrows were deeply affected by the death of this animal as we are a company of animal lovers who have and always will take the care for our animals very seriously,” Golovey said.

Golovey added that the events which followed Zeppy’s death were very severe, with many unfair and untrue accusations made on social media.

“We are pleased to announce these charges have since been dropped. This is a major relief as we have now been cleared by the senior prosecutor for all accusations and allegations made.”

Golovey further added that in light of this they have been able to take a look back and reassess many of their processes for their animals and officers. “We did vow to learn and never have this happen again on our watch which in the last few months has been top of mind, all steps necessary have been taken and put in place.”

She concluded that they hope to continue their work alongside their furry friends as canine officers have proven countless times to be vital to their comprehensive security approach whereby large environments are protected. “We truly believe they add extra protection and care to many of our neighbourhoods.”

Manager at Midrand SPCA, Chantel Rademeyer confirmed that the charges had been dropped by the public prosecutor. “We will keep on fighting the case further because we do not understand why the case is dropped. I mean, what the security did was animal cruelty,” Rademeyer said.

She added that they plan to meet with the prosecutor later this week. “If it means us getting our private lawyers involved, we will. We need to stop the act of animal cruelty.”

 

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Masego Seemela
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