Pounding Pavements, Pounding Hearts, Powering Hero Hands at the SPCA Hospital

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This past weekend, 57 runners took on the Two Oceans Marathon, not just as athletes, but as heroes for animals.

Cape Town’s streets were alive with the rhythmic beat of thousands of running shoes and amongst them, were 57 compassionate hearts that matched that rhythm, beating not just with the exertion of the race, but with love for animals too.

38 half marathoners and 19 ultra-marathoners dedicated their race to help animals lead pain-free lives and in the process, raised almost a quarter of a million rand for the work of the SPCA’s animal hospital. These ordinary people, driven by extraordinary compassion, stepped up to make a difference because every animal admitted to our animal hospital needs a hero. And their collective efforts did just that by powering the healing hands at the SPCA Hospital.

To every one of these runners, we extend our deepest gratitude. Your dedication, your passion, and your determination have not only made a significant impact on the lives of countless animals but have also served as an inspiration to us all. Thank you heroes.

To every one of these runners, we extend our deepest gratitude. Your dedication, your passion, and your determination have not only made a significant impact on the lives of countless animals but have also served as an inspiration to us all. Thank you heroes.

Proud Sponsor of the Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon 2024. Thank you for making Team SPCA’s participation possible!  

Because animals deserve a life free from pain

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s Animal Hospital is the largest of its kind in the Western Cape.

Our hospital is committed to promoting animal welfare, preventing animal overpopulation, and ensuring access to quality veterinary care in under resourced communities. And our services are in high demand!

There are seven hospital wards containing 205 care cages, four outpatients’ consulting rooms, two operating theatres, x-ray facilities, an equipment sterilisation room – in addition to a vaccination and microchipping clinic.

Consists of reception staff; Animal Welfare Assistants, Orderlies, Animal Health Technicians and Animal Nurse and Vets.

During the last financial year, our animal hospital saw a total of 48,223 patients move through our doors. This translates to an average of 132 clinical cases seen per day, or 16.5 animals receiving care every hour.

Our organisation operates 4 Mobile Clinics that deliver primary veterinary care to the heart of communities in need. Via this service, an additional 16,583 animals received timely, essential veterinary treatment regardless of their owners’ financial situations.

5,523 animals were sterilised at our hospital last year making a significant contribution to animal health via humane pet population control.

There’s no doubt that our hospital serves as a lifeline for disadvantaged pet owners.

By providing preventative veterinary treatments and emergency services at welfare rates, we ensure that even those facing financial constraints can access essential healthcare for their beloved pets.

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UNLEASH THE ANIMAL IN YOU

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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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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