May 26 2015 at 08:56am
Durban - In the wake of a hadeda’s being horribly injured in a shooting incident involving an arrow, the Kloof and Highway SPCA has urged parents to teach their children to be responsible when using “toys” and not to use innocent animals as targets.
The SPCA’s spokesperson, Lisa Gadd, said that on Friday they received a call from a Kloof resident who had seen an injured hadeda in their garden.
“One hadeda flew away as they approached, but the injured bird battled to move and was only able to fly as high as waist height,” he said.
Gadd said the inspectors caught the injured hadeda and took it to the Kloof and Highway SPCA clinic.
“An arrow was protruding from the bird’s torso and had penetrated right through. The arrow measured 75cm in length. Unfortunately the bird could not be saved,” she said.