May: Capetonians on social media were shocked and outraged after a video showing two men viciously stabbing a dog to death in Khayelitsha went viral. Although extreme violence has become a way of life in South Africa, our CEO, Moyo Ndukwana, is adamant that acts like this cannot be allowed to go unpunished. After identifying one of the men in the video, we laid charges of animal cruelty. Inspector Siviwe Noko continues to pursue justice for the dog, Benji.
June: Comrades runners, Greg Korck and Liam Gannon raised over R72 000 for our SPCA, enabling us to deliver primary veterinary care to about 4 000 animals in the poorer communities around Cape Town.
July: Este the husky found her forever home – after suffering one of the worst cases of neglect and starvation, and spending weeks in our kennels being nursed back to health.
July: 1 450 pets were sterilised by the Cape of Good Hope SPCA in partnership with other animal welfare groups during the Wallacedene Mass Animal Sterilisation Project funded by the City of Cape Town and the Wallacedene community.
August: Following a heartfelt appeal for help from CEO Moyo Ndukwana, 13 rainwater tanks and a new borehole were installed at our Grassy Park premises – to ensure that no animal in our care suffers the effects of drought.