From the category archives:


Tiger cub found dead in Benoni

The Administrator March 14, 2013 Animals

I don’t want to be a pet – I just want to live free

A public appeal is made for anyone with information relating to the ownership and keeping of a tiger cub, found dead in Benoni, to come forward.
This assistance is required to enable the NSPCA’s Wildlife Protection Unit and Gauteng Conservation Enforcement to trace […]

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“Sow stalls” must go

The Administrator February 26, 2013 Animals

These creatures have done nothing wrong. They are producing more pigs for the industry only to be either slaughtered or impregnated and then crated to produce more piglets. The NSPCA believes that in the 21st Century, this practice has no moral or ethical values in today’s society.

I just want to be able to cuddle my […]

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Strikes, violence – and animals suffer.

The Administrator December 6, 2012 Animals

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The SPCA Franschhoek advised the National Council of SPCAs that their manager, “Has her staff locked in at the clinic as the farm workers have been rioting and gathered at the rugby pitch next to the clinic. The SAPS has been firing rubber bullets at the demonstrators as they had got out […]

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NSPCA takes the lead

The Administrator November 22, 2012 Animals

After a call from Interpol, in the early hours the morning on 22 November 2012, National Council SPCA Inspectors were dispatched to assist in yet another crime involving animals.
This was one of eight transport-related issues responded to by the NSPCA in the last 24 hours and is an indicator of the wide ranging welfare concerns […]

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International Animal Week

The Administrator September 19, 2012 Animals

World Animal Day falls on 04 October and marks the start of International Animal Week. The SPCA movement in South Africa takes this opportunity to reach out to our communities to raise awareness and to join us in uplifting the welfare of all animals.

As the saying […]

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Veld fire hits SPCA Letaba

The Administrator August 14, 2012 Animals

An appeal for assistance is being made on behalf of the SPCA Letaba in Limpopo whose own kennels and operation base were damaged in a runaway veld fire on 06 August 2012. SPCA fire 7 August 2012
It is a huge relief to report that no animals were badly injured. Staff reacted quickly to the emergency […]

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Namibian seal cull outrage at Ombudsman’s findings

The Administrator June 26, 2012 Animals

“From the facts placed before me I do not have adequate and sufficient grounds in law and fact to recommend to the Namibian government to stop the annual seal harvest.”
“I trust my Report with its findings and recommendations will ensure better compliance with domestic legislation, international agreements to which Namibia is a party and ensure […]

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SPCA name, logo and personnel

The Administrator March 24, 2012 Animals

It is extremely sad to report that the name of the SPCA and our registered trademark logo are being falsely, deliberately and dishonestly used.


The most recent incidents occurred in the areas of Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark where adult males wearing uniforms identical to or easily mistaken for the official SPCA uniform attempted to remove animals […]

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Cruel diseased liver for human ‘delicacy’.

Editor March 16, 2012 Animals

Criminal charges in terms of the Animals Protection Act are to be laid against Mr and Mrs Diedricks of Bon Canard farm in the Lichtenburg area of the North West Province by the National Council of SPCAs.

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Personnel from the NSPCA’s Farm Animal Unit obtained a warrant. They gained entry to the property on […]

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Irwins – let them suffer and be killed.

The Administrator February 17, 2012 Animals

Despite offers from rescue clubs and “pro-life” animal groups to take dogs from the Irwins Animal Rescue Centre for care and re-homing, Ann Cronje decided that she would rather have them killed.

This is tragic

The National Council of SPCAs and the SPCA Brakpan assisted the SPCA Vereeniging at the “no-kill” Irwins Animal Rescue Centre on […]

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