The man photographed “dangling” a dog from a moving car in a picture that was widely spread on social media says he was in fact trying to prevent the pooch from jumping out of the car.
This emerged when the man was interviewed by police after a case of animal cruelty was opened on Wednesday. The driver who photographed the incident has also given a statement to police.
The incident happened in Mohammed Desai Road, Fairview.
Police spokesperson Col Priscilla Naidu said the driver went to the Walmer police station where he gave police a statement.
âIt has emerged that the driver was on his way home when his children called him saying that the dogs had escaped. He saw the dogs while driving home and put them into his car,â she said.
âWhile driving, one dog jumped out of the car window and the driver managed to grab it by the leg to stop it from landing in the road.â
The driver in the car behind managed to photograph the incident.