Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and the oldest animal welfare organisation in the country. A registered non-profit organisation (NPO 003-244) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930004317), the society relies on the support of concerned individuals and corporates to continue operating.
Over the past 150 years we have diligently carried out our mission to prevent cruelty to animals. This is done through education, law enforcement, veterinary care services (operating an animal hospital, and four mobile clinics serving impoverished communities), an Animal Care Centre, Horse Care and Farmyard, and Wildlife department.
To prevent cruelty and promote the welfare of all animals.
To end animal cruelty in South Africa and to engender compassion for all animals.
Our area of operation is vast and covers approximately 3200km².
Last year alone the society sterilised over 6500 animals, thus reducing animal over-population in our region.
By providing primary veterinary care, we not only helped thousands of individual animals, but also improved the health of their human family by reducing the spread of Zoonotic diseases such as mange (human scabies), TB and worms to name a few.
Steadfast in our determination to raise awareness of animal welfare and to significantly reduce and prevent animal cruelty, we provide veterinary care to those communities most in need and a qualified team of experienced inspectors, ready to prevent animal cruelty, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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Education to Eradicate Cruelty
ONE MAN. ONE BIKE. ONE THOUSAND KILOMETERS. IN AID OF THE SPCA’s MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND ANIMAL A MONTH SURRENDER RATE The Cape of Good
The Cape of Good Hope Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CoGH SPCA), concerned with the abuse and exploitation of seals at the Hout Bay Harbour, made application to, and obtained a court order from, the Wynberg Magistrates Court for the seizure of the animals earlier this week. Unfortunately, the abuse of these seals has been encouraged by both national and international visitors and locals who financially reward the exploiters by paying for the opportunity to feed, interact or pose with selfies with these animals. The seals have been relocated 900km’s away at an undisclosed location where they now live freely without coercion and abuse.