Cape Town Pet Upliftment Project (CTPUP)

Your way to help pet owners from disadvantaged backgrounds to microchip, vaccinate and sterilise their pets


Stand Up for Your City & Give Disadvantaged Animals the Gift of Good Health

The saying goes, “Dog is a man’s best friend”. This is true for everyone, regardless of age, race, sexuality, or financial status.

Sadly most disadvantaged pet owners cannot reciprocate financially and, as a result, are unable to get their animals vaccinated annually or even sterilised.

To ensure that everyone can benefit from the unconditional love of a pet, fellow Capetonians need to band together to make sure that our city is a healthy and happy place for both two-legged and four-legged residents.

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA, Identipet and atFrits Dog Hotel & Daycare Centre have joined forces to introduce the Cape Town Pet Upliftment Project (CTPUP)

Full vaccination, sterilisation and micro-chipping can be purchased from only R600 at atFrits, your local vet and selected pet stores.

  • Sterilisation: R400
  • *Microchip: R100
  • *Vaccination: R100

*To qualify for a vaccination and microchip, all pets must be sterilised in accordance with CoGH SPCA Regulations.

Capetonians can now ‘paw’ it forward with this initiative, by purchasing a voucher for a disadvantaged person during the month. Every Wednesday, the voucher can be redeemed at the SPCA Mobile Unit at atFrits Dog Hotel and Daycare Centre in Cape Town.

The Purpose of CTPUP

Sterilisation (R400)

Another important aspect to consider when attempting to boost local pet health and vitality is sterilisation. Sterilisation is the best way to prevent unwanted litters and reduce the drastic amount of homeless animals currently roaming in and around Cape Town.

Purchase a voucher on behalf of your domestic workers, employees and disadvantaged members of your community who own pets so that they can take their pets to the SPCA vets to be neutered or spayed.

Vaccination (R100)

It is absolutely vital to have your pets vaccinated in order to protect them from potentially fatal diseases such as Canine Distemper or Parvo Virus. By assisting disadvantaged pets to receive much-needed needed vaccinations, we can help keep pets across the city healthy.

  • Itinerant folk who frequent our parks and their dogs have just as much right to make use of those spaces as anyone else, but that we should all do so knowing that our dogs are in good health and stead. 
  • Encourage people to come and book their pets in for inoculations against highly infectious but preventable diseases.
Microchipping (R100)

There is a growing concern that when animals go missing they often end up at shelters with no means of locating their owner. We highly recommend the use of Identipet’s microchip technology as a proven means of keeping your pet safe.

  • Did you know that frightening events like the infamous Cape fires, fireworks, gunshots and domestic violence in impoverished communities cause pets to run away in fright?
  • Help ensure people can find their pets again in the event of such a tragedy.
  • Encourage people to come out and get Identipet microchips implanted.
The vaccinations and microchipping will be done on-site at atFrits on the day*, whilst the sterilisation will take place at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

*To qualify for a vaccination and microchip, all pets must be sterilised in accordance with CoGH SPCA Regulations.

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In relationship with the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, atFrits has become the official CTPUP port of call for homeless people seeking medical attention for their animals and will help facilitate follow-up vaccinations as well as pick-ups and drop-offs of the tended to animals.

This is a lifelong commitment, where all parties involved strive to create a safer space for all animals, whether they are fortunate enough to benefit from regular veterinary care or not.

“A healthy animal means a healthy community,” says Yanic Klue, owner of atFrits Dog Hotel and Daycare Centre.

This way we can all ensure that dogs making use of public pet spaces are healthier and safer to be around each other- a win-win for all pet owners.

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“With this initiative we can change the lives of so many in Cape Town, and my biggest wish is that events like CTPUP be embraced the world over. By standing together and making sure that animals are afforded the opportunity to be healthy and happy, we are contributing to the beautiful spirit of the city and acting as a true community”, says Klue.

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“What better gift to give one’s pet than a voice when they are lost?” asks Identipet’s Angela O’Neale.

“With the value-add of microchip TraceBackTM, 24-hour database management, RapidAlert and SOS alerts, the Identipet microchip system is a sure way to protect your pet and give them the love they deserve.”

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How it works

If a cat or a dog comes to the Mobile Unit to get vaccinated or sterilized and their owner shows a CTPUP voucher, this means that someone sponsored them and the vaccination and/or sterilization was already paid for. The person does not need to pay any further fees.

Pick up and drop off for sterilisations

The animal to be sterilised will be taken on Wednesday with our Mobile Unit back to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

Once the procedure is done, the SPCA will bring the pet back to be dropped off at atFrits again that Friday. The owner can come and fetch their pet there.


Every Wednesday from 13:00 to 14:30


The SPCA Mobile Unit atFrits Dog Hotel and Daycare Centre Parking Area, 117 Castle Street, Cape Town.

What does it cost?

Microchip: R100

Vaccination: R100

Sterilisation: R400

Please note:

The reduced cost of these services is subsidised by donations to our charity. Please do not abuse the goodwill of this service.

Vouchers can only be purchased for disadvantaged people with a dog or cat. 

In other words, affluent people cannot use the vouchers to pay for their pets. 


Proceeds raised will go towards the Cape of Good Hope SPCA so that we can keep doing amazing work for disadvantaged animals in dire need of love and veterinary attention.