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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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Don’t burn your pet’s feet this Summer

Press release For immediate release 3 December 2015 DON’T BURN YOUR PET’S FEET THIS SUMMER It’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful sunshine with your best friend, but not everything we do in Summer is fun and games for our pets. The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is cautioning pet owners to be mindful of their…

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Fireworks are no fun for animals

Fireworks are no fun for animals Fireworks season is almost upon us, and the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA is calling on Capetonians for a “firework free year”, following last year’s night of torture for too many animals across the Cape Metropole. Contrary to popular belief, the celebration of Guy Fawkes, albeit not a South African celebration at all,…

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Don’t Make Me Fight, Rather Fight For Me

Join the fight against dog-fighting! Dogfighting is illegal in South Africa in terms of the Animals Protection Act No. 71 of 1962 (2) (A) but the progression of this activity to the level of organised crime makes this hard to infiltrate.  We need our communities to be vigilant and to report incidences of suspected dog fighting without hesitation.  You may…

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