Howard has completed his 200th swim in 2h36 minutes

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Howard has completed his 200th swim in 2h36 minutes, swimming “skins” AKA only in a speedo in water temperatures of 13.2 degrees, just a few degrees shy of single digits.

The day was all about cold water and warm hearts and Howard emerged from the ocean as not only the only man to have completed the Robben Island to Blouberg crossing 200 times but also a champion for animals. He has raised over R160 000.00 to support the work of the SPCA’S animal hospital

Thank you, Howard! You have touched hearts, inspired many, and have made a big difference for the animals in our care. You are our hero, with every stroke, enduring the cold water, waves and currents you were saving lives! 

Howard has raised R160 000.00 and it is not too late to pledge your support. Donate now!



If you want to combine your love of sport and animals then this is the purr-fect place for you to make a difference!

It’s not going to be easy but you can help make it worth it!

Join Team SPCA team to run, cycle or participate in any other sports event and through the funds you raise along your journey you ensure that countless animals get the help and love they deserve.

Because change begins with someone like you.

Whether you like to run like a breeze, cycle like the wind, shake your tail feathers or just monkey-around, it all starts with unleashing the animal inside of you.

With the funds that you raise you will help us to continue to Speak for, Protect and Care for Animals. If you need any support along the way, our animal loving fundraising teams are here to help you have as much fun and raise as much money as possible.

Ready. Get set. Go and open this brochure for more information. Print it, email it, share it with someone you know who would like to make their race count for more!

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Swim 197 Done With a Broken Heart

On Friday, Howard and Elmarie lost their beloved fur-child Lucy, who had faced many health challenges over the years. Thankfully, Howard had the means to provide Lucy with the best possible care throughout her life.

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If these images make you angry, please step up now to #BreakTheChain by signing up to be part of Team SPCA for your chosen sport.

You can run for liberty, you can walk for Harley, sashay for Sasha, march for Misha or you can crawl for Roy – either way just do it for the love of animals! 

For all those who have been and those who remain #ChainedToPain!

Your fundraising effort makes a real difference in the lives of animals.

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