A MAN is in trouble after the death of a sheep in his car boot and the live sheep was confiscated by the SPCA.
Concerned people at a shopping centre in Bloemfontein heard an animal bleating in the back of the parked car and they called the SPCA.
When SPCA members arrived, they were shocked to discover two sheep trapped in the small boot.
The 35-year-old driver told the officials he was on his way to deliver the sheep to a funeral at a relative’s place.
SPCA inspector Reinet Meyer said: “On arrival we found one of the sheep dead. The other one was still alive but it was severely traumatised.
“Both sheep’s feet had been tied tightly with rope. The owner of the car said he was from Smithfield and was going to Thaba Nchu.”
The SPCA took the sheep that was alive to a vet, but unfortunately, due to the severity of its trauma, it had to be put down.
Meyer said: “The sheep experienced great anxiety due to a lack of air in the small boot.
“A charge of animal cruelty has been laid against the driver of the car.
“The SPCA does not tolerate animal abuse and does everything in its power to take culprits to court.”