Beloved pets and livestock swept up in deadly storm

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Beloved pets and livestock swept up in deadly storm

The devastating tornado that left a trail of destruction in KZN also claimed the lives of several animals

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Roland Fivaz’s fingers gently combed through the mud-clad fur of an unclaimed dog that had been caught in a raging tornado in a KwaZulu-Natal village, sustaining serious injuries.

“Some attention in their last minutes – that’s all they really crave,” he tells Times Select.

Fivaz, the senior inspectorate manager at Pietermaritzburg SPCA, and his team were left with no choice but to euthanise the animal due to the severity of its injuries, which included a broken leg joint...

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