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Hector’s suspects formally charged due in court

Michael Hawthorne

HERMANUS – Two suspects caught on a video purportedly abusing Hector, the 7-month-old Boxer puppy, will appear in the Hermanus Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

WATCH: Petsitter grabs scared Hermanus puppy by neck, throws it outside. Also read Justice for Hector.

Van Niekerk and Jansen van Rensburg Attorneys, the lawyers representing Hector’s owner pro bono, says the suspects have been formally charged and will have their first appearance in die Hermanus Magistrates Court on Monday, 29 March 2021.

“Should you wish to join us in showing our support for Hector and all the other abused animals out there, please remember to respect all COVID-19 protocols in place.”

Support for Hector the Protector

“Our firm has been approached by a number of good Samaritans wishing to contribute to the legal fees of Hector and his family. However, as we are assisting pro bono in this matter no legal fees shall be raised. Instead, our clients expressed their wishes for donations to be made to the SPCA Cape of Good Hope’s Inspectorate Department for their tireless fight against animal cruelty.”

“Food, blankets and toys can also be dropped off at our offices at 50 Main Road, Hermanus, same shall be donated by the family in Hector’s name to pups in need.”

“We will be showing our support to Hector and his family by setting up a Mobile Donation Station for all dogfood, blanket and toy donations.“

“Keep a lookout for our banners outside of the Hermanus Magistrates Court on Monday, 29 March 2021 from 08:00am.”

Monetary donations can still be made directly to the SPCA Cape of Good Hope into the following account, the legal firm concludes.

THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE SPCA BANKING DETAILS

BANK: Standard Bank
BRANCH: Constantia 025309 / 051001 (internet banking)
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 071832858
ACCOUNT TYPE: Cheque
BENEFICIARY REFERENCE: Hector

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