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Miss South Africa 2017 Visits SPCA

As the 60th jubilee anniversary of the Miss South Africa pageant approaches, tails were wagging with happiness when current Miss South Africa 2017 Dr. Adè van Heerden stopped by to spend a morning with our animals. The down to earth Adè immediately got up close and personal with our VIPs ( very important pups ) and dished out loads of love to some of…

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Help keep water bowls full

DAY ZERO THREATENS ALL ANIMALS  Once the taps are turned off the city will move into full scale Emergency Stage 3 and it is unknown when they will be turned on again – one thing that is for certain is the fact we all need to learn to live with very little water. On Day Zero water to homes and…

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Get to know a real life hero – Inspector Moyo

They don’t come more dedicated than Inspector Moyo, who prefers to work 7 days a week, 365 days a year, rather than taking time off! We asked him what makes him tick. Q: Why did you become an SPCA Inspector? A: I would say I was born to do it. From early childhood, I’ve always loved animals. Growing up all I wanted to study was animal science. I wrote…

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Saving Gracey with kykNET

“Belinda, daar is ‘n hond by julle wat ek net nie uit my kop kan kry nie…” In die vroeë oggendure van 22 Julie het ek vir Belinda Abraham van die Dierebeskermingsvereniging (DBV) in Grassy Park ’n lang e-pos gestuur met dié woorde. Vier dae vantevore terwyl die Hond se Gedagtes-span daar geskiet het, het ek ’n Duitse herdershond in…

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Winter Pet Care

Caring for Pets in Winter Cape Town is well known for its heavy winter downpours and icy winds that bluster across our city. It’s important not to forget our pets feel the chill despite their furry coats. The best solution for winter’s woes is to keep your dog or cat inside with you and your family when it’s cold outside.…

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HAWKERS & WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BUY THAT PUPPY!

HAWKERS & WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BUY THAT PUPPY! Puppy Hawkers have little or no regard for the welfare of animals, who to them are simply commodities of trade. There is no doubt that puppy hawkers rely heavily on the animal loving communities who will do anything to rescue a puppy in this condition regardless of the cost. Do not be…

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Teaching Compassion in Farming

Welttierschutzgesellschaft e.V.  (WTG) is a Berlin/Germany based registered non-profit organisation. Their vision is a world, in which animals are appreciated by people, treated according to their needs and with respect. In their work for animal welfare WTG focuses on countries and regions with little protection for animals. They aim at improving the situation for animals in the long term i.e. by…

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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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