Who are we?
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 is 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.
We are affiliated to the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) and are Executive Members of the National Council of SPCAs South Africa (NSPCA), and previously a member of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) before it’s dissolution.
Over the past 147 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 Unit, and Wildlife Facility.
Our area of operation is vast and covers approximately 14 000km² excluding the coastline. Last year alone the society sterilized over 6500 animals, thus reducing the region’s animal over-population problem. 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.
To prevent cruelty and promote the welfare of all animals.
To end animal cruelty in South Africa and to engender compassion for all animals.