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Caring for your pets this festive season

Caring for your pets this festive season The South African summer signals beach holidays, quality time with family and delicious Christmas celebrations. Sadly this time of year also sees many animals being abandoned and forgotten. The Cape of Good Hope SPCA asks you to please remember that it is extremely important to not forget your companion animals and to keep…

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Wildlife at Risk- know what to do

Stranded seals             It is absolutely normal for seals to rest on the rocks or beach after being out at sea for days foraging for food. They may rest for 24 hours and even longer, basking in the sun. Unlike whales or dolphins on the beach, seals do not need to be kept wet. Please…

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Over 1000 animals sterilised in Atlantis

As of the end of May 2016, more than 1 000 dogs and cats have been sterilised in our Mass Animal Sterilisation Programme (MASP), which kicked off in Atlantis on 23 February 2016. This intervention is a huge step forward in controlling pet overpopulation – and the resulting cruelty and neglect of unwanted animals in this area. Every pair of…

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Zero Tolerance

Sincere thanks to all compassionate members of the public who call the SPCA when they witness acts of animal cruelty. Be assured that our Inspectors will respond to cases such as this recent horrific incident in which a cow and five sheep were spotted being transported in the back of a bakkie. The Inspectors’ first priority is to try and…

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Surgery Saves Caracal’s Life

After successfully capturing this beautiful member of the wild cat family, we discovered that the caracal had a broken leg, possibly as a result of having been hit by a car. Our resident vet, Dr Stephanie Chatry, performed surgery to pin the broken bone together. Two months later, after a lot of TLC (from a safe distance) and a couple…

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Forgotten Ponies

Apart from their shaggy coats and overgrown hooves, the old mare and her two foals which arrived at our premises were covered in burrs and thorns. All three had jagged scars and cuts – some of them infected – that showed how desperately they had tried to escape their barbwire-fenced prison . . . a small barren field on the…

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In memory of Artist’s Son

Don’t tell me not to cry – for artist’s son I thought you were lost when you were found Lying on that filthy ground You moved you’re head and looked at me Your eyes told a story Depicting no glory Please don’t cry for me i was told Your body so thin Legs so weak Young but way past your…

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