Gruesome find sparks investigation

An investigation is underway after a dog brought home a foetus is dug up from the dumpsite in Mabopane. PHOTO: Corbis Images

Police are investigating after a dog came home with a foetus it dug up in a dumpsite in Mabopane last week.

Mabopane police spokesperson Captain Rheineth Motlana said the foetus was slightly charred, presumably a result of rubbish being burnt at the site recently.

“It seems someone gave birth and dumped the foetus there. The dog dug it up and brought it home to its owner. The SPCA was also contacted,” said Motlana.

SPCA spokesperson Korky Levanon said the animal was taken in a traumatised state after it had started to chew on the foetus.

“It was apparently so scared and traumatised that the decision was taken to humanely euthanise it,” said Levanon.

Motlana said no arrests had been made.

“DNA samples have been taken from the foetus and investigations continue,” said Motlana.

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