My beloved dogs killed in cold blood


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OUR LAST RIDE WITH OUR PARENTS BEFORE BEING MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD TODAY! I took these photos of my beloved two adopted rescue dogs whilst driving to Senekal yesterday. Little did I know this would be the last time I would photograph them. Buster is standing with his front paws on the front seat as he also wants to see what is going on in the road, Lady lying quietly with friend Bonjo. To all my Facebook friends who love animals, I need you to repost this please, I beg you. I want Dries Cilliers, of Senekal, Eastern Free State,  to get asked by all the animal lovers around S A: What was he thinking whilst shooting these two lovely animals, clearly not wild dogs, clearly our beloved, young, happy dogs, in cold blood today, simply because they crossed the line onto his farm?? When my animal-loving husband asked him if he had shot them, he answered “yes, and so what!”. When Kobus asked him if they had done any damage on his farm, he said “NO!”. When Kobus asked him where their bodies were, he shouted: “One in the road where I found him and the other I dumped in a hole”. Why, why, why???? We had to leave Senekal to drive back to our home in the dark this evening after scouring the area, to no avail. Were they actually left for dead but are still alive, how can a human being do this to innocent animals??? These dogs came into our lives – Buster having deep wounds all over his body from chains or barbed wire, coarse hair, ears that were damaged by frostbite. He shed the coarse hair, we nursed his wounds, the first few days he drank water non stop, we fed him, loved him, exercised him, and he became this wonderful, mellow chap – always lying by Kobus’s feet. I would always take him for another lap around the house after dropping the older dogs off, as he loved to run. Last night, I took his face into my hands, looked into his hazel eyes for a long while, rubbed his nose and told him I loved him. Kobus found Lady, the beautiful, regal St Bernard, lying almost frozen to death on the side of the road three weeks ago, between two towns, with no houses in sight, clearly dumped. She could barely open her eyes, as it was frosted over, but she picked herself up when he pulled over, walked straight to him and lifted a paw. For the rest of the day he drove with her having tucked her nose in under his arm, heater on to defrost her. She was on heat, we had her spayed two days later, her stitches came out last weekend, and she was well on her way to become a stunning, happy, healthy dog. Fiercely protecting the territory around the house, and just wanting love all the time. Kobus jnr, on varsity holiday, took her into the shower with him on Friday afternoon, cleaned her, and auntie Marietha bought a lovely big brush same day, and she was brushed out until she looked like a show-dog (see the photos!). This morning I fed them, these two still getting a bit more so that they could add weight and strength. They drank a lot of water, I stood watching them, looking at how the breeze blew Lady’s silky hair. Little did I know that they would be shot dead callously within the next half hour!!! We are a devastated household tonight, eyes red from crying. I want to use F B to make this man never forget today.

RIP Lady and Buster, I hope you are sleeping safely and warmly at God‘s feet tonight, and may you frolick amongst Heaven‘s flowers for ever. Lady, please have Mercy on Buster, and don’t run him off his feet! We love you.

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About suletta

Fell in love again at age 50! And followed my man to Zanzibar, for him to set up a dairy farm. I managed to travel into Africa a few times in my life, always loving it and experience the "fever" that grips you on African soil - the one that especially the Europeans now and in years gone by, suffer from. Except I am an African by birth - a South African. A Mzungu.So I discovered at this late stage in my life (not that I feel old!) that some people find my babblings about life interesting, and I quote: "live their lives vicariously through me".
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20 Responses to My beloved dogs killed in cold blood

  1. Pat Goodrick says:

    Oh Suletta…my heart goes out to you all. How absolutely shocking and disgusting.

  2. Hilary Kent says:

    I read following a link from Dina Evans’ FB page. What a sad story. Truly shocking to read about such needless aggression and cold-bloodedness. Our hearts go out to you … from here in the UK. Hilary

  3. kaputta says:

    Im absolutely horrified !!! Pleased to see he’s named and shamed . Just wanted to say im so sorry to read this awful news .

    • suletta says:

      Thanks for support. I want the whole world to know, so everyone who supports us is helping to drive the point home. We are a sad household, red eyes from lack of sleep and crying here today.

  4. Mariane van Wyk says:

    Please report this! This is shocking!!!! This man can’t get away with disgusting thing that he had done!!!!!!!

  5. annesquared says:

    My heart is breaking for you. Here there would be, depending on local law, legal recourse. I am so sorry you have been put through this.

    • suletta says:

      Thanks so much. We will follow the legal route too, but we know nothing can bring them back. It is so final.

      • annesquared says:

        I am ready to make a call to him. But with the posting, I don’t want him coming after you for harassment. 😦

        And I know nothing brings them back – and the rescues take so much out of you for rehab – it is that much more that is tugged away.

      • suletta says:

        Hi, by now he’ll have to make many cases against friends from across the globe who are supporting me. And frankly, if that is what it takes to drive the point home, then so be it. I am beyond pain, and probably beyond reason.

  6. mian says:

    Did you call the police, Suletta? This is disgusting. Let me know if there is anything else we can do to punish this maniac. I can’t imagine the heartache. Thoughts are with you and your family.

    • suletta says:

      Hi, thanks for the support. I laid a charge at the police today, I will report this to wherever else I can in the media. If everyone that is touched by this sends him an sms to ask him why?, I hope to drive down the point.

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  8. mandi says:

    im so sorry for your loss…let me know what i can do i will call or txt him but i need his number and anyone elses details if you want me to help. I cant imagine the suffering you are all feeling x

  9. Elze Le Roux says:

    Ek lees nou toevallig hierdie storie raak. Ek het nie woorde nie. My hart bloei vir julle. Mag die vark vrot in die hel. xxx

  10. Helen Greeff says:

    Hello tannie Sulet
    My ma het my vertel, NIE die volle verhaal nie, sy weet sy kan dit nie doen nie, ek sal dit nie oorleef nie, maar ai, ek is ook al super hartseer van Sondag af!!!! ek weet nie wat om te sê nie, ek hoop net daar is iets wat tannie kan doen om hom te laat “betaal”, maar aan die ander kant – NIKS kan daai honde ooit weer terugbring nie. NIKS. dammit, hoe werk so ‘n mens se kop ??? Ek sal baie baie graag wil weet wat in sy useless brein aangaan !
    Lief vir julle
    Hélen

  11. danniehill says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your wonderful dogs. I’ve enjoyed seeing the grow healthy from your eyes. It I also pleasing to me to see so many people responding to your sorrow. I’ll say a pray of comfort for you and Kobus.

    • suletta says:

      Thanks Dannie. He has now made a case of harassment against us, due to the fact that he was apparently not able to keep his phone on. People from as far as the USA and UK phoned him, together with loads of South Africans, including Court Bailiffs, artists friends etc, and gave him a piece of their minds. Little comfort to us, but life has to move on. We adopted 3 strays from the SPCA, our S A animal shelter group, yesterday. I’ll introduce them to the world over the next few days. Take care, and thanks for kind words.

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