Cape Town – The SPCA has reportedly said that it has not received any confirmation of safety or life of the tiger that was reportedly captured after roaming around Edenvale on the East Rand on Monday morning.
The young tiger was reportedly sighted at about 05:20 on CCTV footage shared by a local security company jumping from house to house while there were also reports of it being spotted in the open veld.
According to Gary Wilson from S.W.A.T. SOS 24/7, the tiger was located and sedated. He also said that it would be taken to a sanctuary for safekeeping, reported News24.
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The SPCA alleged that Swat SOS security was the only organisation to confirm the capture and relocation of the tiger, reported TimesLIVE.
“No tiger has been seen by the Edenvale SPCA staff and no confirmation has been received that she is safe or alive,” the report quoted the SPCA as saying.
The report said that the SPCA had contacted its legal team regarding its next steps.
“We can assure our community that we will not leave matters there. This matter will be investigated and an update will be given to our community. This tiger deserves nothing less,” the SPCA was quoted saying.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe