Author page: Tara McGovern

Cape Town Marathon

  Well done to our Top Dogs and Worsie, who finished the Cape Town marathon in a time of 5:57:50 – a new Guinness World Record! Supporters turned out en masse to cheer the runners on in near perfect weather conditions. Entries for this year’s marathon open on 1 February, and the race itself takes place on 14 and 15…

Read more

Diary Dates

      10 March 2019: Cape Town Cycle Tour – if you are looking for a reason to enter the 2019 cycle tour, why not look to the thousands of animals who suffer cruelty at the hands of humans . . . and ride for Team SPCA! Contact Natasha Johannes at awareness@spca-ct.co.za for more information. 20 April 2019: Old…

Read more

Animal ambulance fuelled by love

    Furry patients arrive at our outreach clinic in their unorthodox transport.   Mr Bheko and his son transported their dogs in a wheelbarrow for treatment at our outreach clinic at Khanya Primary School in Phillippi.  Thanks to the efforts of our Education Officers in his community of Samora Machel, dog owner, Mr Bheko, knew about the importance of…

Read more

Because every life matters

– even that of a tiny bird Not everyone would climb a 10 metre high roof to rescue a trapped bird. But this brave action is nothing more than we expect from our dedicated Inspectors. Late last year, a concerned member of the public alerted us to a fledgling in distress in the roof at Maitland Radio Technical. Channeling his…

Read more

Goat escapes grisly end

Hilda the goat was apparently destined for sacrifice – but somehow escaped with her life. We’re not quite sure how a goat ended up on Camps Bay beach with a knife sticking out of her back. Trainee Inspector Owen Abrahams, who responded to the call, took one look at the injured goat and decided to bring her straight back to…

Read more

Changes in the lives of farm animals

According to our CEO, Moyo Ndukwana, the SPCA’s Compassion in Farming programme is already having an impact on the health and welfare of livestock raised by small scale farmers in the Blue Downs area.   Emerging farmer, Minta Claude, is a shining example of someone who has learned to treat his livestock with understanding, compassion and respect – and has…

Read more

Message from the CEO

    I’m thrilled to share with you that our SPCA has seen an encouraging increase in adoptions – thanks to a new, more focused approach to marketing and further personalising the adoption experience. This means so many more dogs, cats, horses and other animals are getting a second chance of a happy ever after home! I’m sure you’ll also be…

Read more

Highlights of 2018

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…

Read more

We couldn’t have done it without you!  

Hero – the dog that suffered third degree burns after boiling oil was thrown over him – made an incredible recovery, thanks to the dedication of our vets and support from friends like you.   With our resources stretched to the limit – and our Inspectors, vets and adoption centre staff working flat out throughout the holidays – your support…

Read more