Because every tail deserves a happy ending…

Goodbye my playful friend – hamba kakuhle

Possibly the best part of everything we do at the SPCA is our Happy Homings.

To see the joy on the faces of the new families and the sheer delight of the animals they adopt makes all the blood, sweat and tears worthwhile. 

Many of the animals who come through our doors have been rescued from situations of such diabolical cruelty it is hard to imagine.

Others have endured traumas such as abandonment, bereavement from a deceased and beloved owner, getting lost and finding themselves stray… their hearts beat as ours and they feel emotions just as deeply. 

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Go well Sugar 

It was a bittersweet send-off for Sugar this week as staff at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA bid farewell to a dear friend after nearly two years of intimate friendship. “She just wanted to play, I always gave her a toy which she liked to keep in her mouth” recalls 38-year-old Dumisani Magobotiti from Khayelitsha who started work at the SPCA three years ago. Dumisani was responsible for Sugar’s daily care, cleaning her kennel and feeding her. He says ” it’s a little sad for me, but I am happy for her”

Dumisani’s younger colleague 23-year-old Lwazi Ntungele from Nyanga started at the SPCA at the same time Sugar arrived. He shares the same sentiment and says – “Sugar was always biting our boots – as if to say don’t go each time we were about to exit the kennel” and describes Sugar as a playful dog.  

25-year-old Richard Simpson from Athlone recalls “One of Sugar’s funniest quirks would be at closing when the dogs each get a goodnight biscuit. Sugar would stand and bark until she got her biscuit. She would politely take it and hop into her bed for the night, without another sound! She only ever barked at biscuit time”


Spending Christmas with my new family

Sugar arrived at the SPCA in April 2019 and will celebrate her first Christmas with a new family who loves her as much as we did. Following a successful adoption, Sugar found her forever home. She likes to play, but she also has a gentle side to her, and that is what Margot and her husband saw when they came to find a friend for their dog, Stig.

Margot says “Sugar was the only dog that came towards me and greeted me through the kennel” She was so loving and calm, and she just instantly bonded to them-and them to her! They even came to spend time with Sugar before bringing Stig to meet her. Stig, an 11year old lab cross, had recently lost his sister and it was clear he needed a dog sibling companion. The two hit it off and both Sugar and Stig will be spending Christmas with the family.

Thank you to all our adopters and if anyone is ready to welcome a new pet into their hearts and homes, please do give us a call on 0217004152 or email at

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