An Ekurhuleni Metro police officer, who witnessed the incident on Lurie Road in Putfontein on Thursday, arrested the woman, according to Benoni City Times.
The puppy subsequently walked onto on-coming traffic after sustaining “serious injuries” to its hind legs.
EMPD spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago reportedly said the incident nearly caused a multiple car pile-up, as tyres screeched and motorists swerved in all directions to avoid a collision with other vehicles while trying to avoid killing the puppy.
While being arrested, the woman defended her actions by saying that she had been late for work and didn’t have time to take the injured puppy to the SPCA.
Police said the woman would appear in the Benoni Magistrate’s Court soon.
Cases of animal cruelty continue to be reported around the country.
In June, Sfiso Sambo was fined R500 by the Louw’s Creek Court in Barberton, Mpumalanga after he admitted to having sex with a chicken.
Sambo, a security guard in the area, now has a criminal record after it was found that he had violated the Animals Protection Act, 1962 and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Offences) Amendment Act, 2007.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) said a veterinarian had provided a report which outlined the physical injuries and the “unspeakable suffering” the hen must have endured.
This reported indicated that the bird’s intestines had become dislodged during the act.
The animal was later euthanased to prevent further suffering.