Law enforcement officers intervened and stopped a member of the public from burying his dog in the dunes at Strandfontein Beach on Wednesday October 17.
He had already prepared the shallow hole when the officers arrived at the scene.
Burying a dead animal is a risky act as it can result in soil and water contamination.
If you’ve lost a pet, you can call private pet companies that offer burial services or make use of solid waste management services.
It’s important to dispose of the animal as soon as possible to reduce risk of disease spread.