The widely reported seizure of dogs from the property of two KUSA members by the SPCA is of extreme concern. KUSA became aware of the seizure of the dogs in the early morning of 4 February 2019. KUSA condemns any form of cruelty to animals and the serious situation called for swift action, which was taken immediately. This took the form of a Review and Investigatory Committee (R&IC), appointed in terms of Article 19 of the KUSA Constitution.
The Chairman of the Federal Council has informed the parties involved that, during the period of the criminal investigation and the term of the R&IC, the following would apply:
With immediate effect, the persons involved would be precluded from registering any dog, whether adult or puppy, whether locally bred or imported, with the Kennel Union;
with immediate effect, the persons involved would be ineligible to transfer ownership of dogs registered in their joint ownership or in either of their names and will also be ineligible to take transfer of ownership of any dog, whether adult or puppy, whether locally bred or imported;
with immediate effect, the persons involved would be ineligible to serve on any Club Committee in any capacity whatsoever, or hold any office on a Provincial Council, or serve on any Provincial Council Sub-Committee or any Committee convened under the auspices of KUSA for any purpose whatsoever;
with immediate effect, the persons involved would be ineligible to enter any dog show held under KUSA licence, or exhibit a dog at such show; and
with immediate effect, the persons involved would be prevented from judging at any dog show, whether locally, or overseas, and no clearances will be granted by the KUSA Office for either of them to officiate as a Judge.
Effectively any transaction involving KUSA is prohibited until further notice.