Imbali family terrorised by ‘vicious’ stray dogs
AN Imbali family have been feeling like prisoners in their own home after a reign of terror by two stray dogs that moved into their backyard.
Mvanga Mncube said his family have been living at the mercy of these “vicious” dogs for the past four months and he was “relieved and overjoyed” when the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty against Animals (SPCA) finally removed one of the dogs from his property yesterday.
Mncube said the family initially had one male dog but at the beginning of the year, two Africanis breed dogs came to live on his property.
“We tried chasing them out of our yard but they were stubborn. We didn’t feed them but they bullied our dog for food. I fenced my property properly and tried using an old door and concrete bricks to close the space under the gate but they find a way in. Sometimes they even wait outside the gate and when you drive out they walk back in. It has been frustrating.”
Mncube said when the female dog arrived, she was pregnant and gave birth to 12 puppies in his yard. He said that in addition to the dog he already owned, there were now “too many dogs for us to handle”.
“The noise was unbearable, so people started coming to ask for the puppies and we gave them away and decided to keep one for ourselves.”
Mncube said when the stray female dog is on heat, more unknown dogs come onto their prop-