No More Beatings Buddy Boy

Contrary to popular belief, our work is not Government funded.

Hearts for Hope celebrates the collective power of animal loving hearts.

Remember This?

Towards the end of 2021, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA received a complaint about an elderly man that had abused a dog in front of the Agrimark situated in Wellington Road, Durbanville.  What followed was a game of cat and mouse with “missing” CCTV footage of the incident which was finally obtained with assistance of the South African Police Services. 

The video showed Buddy being pinned to the ground, hit in the face, being picked up by all fours before being thrown to the ground and kicked. He was then carried by his hind legs and tossed into the back of a bakkie. 

Mr Schlechter, a resident from Oosterzee, Parow was identified from the CCTV footage.  Armed with a court order and escorted by the South African Police Service (SAPS), our Inspector Siviwe Noko confiscated Buddy amidst threats and profanity.  Read more about that here

In March of 2022  Magistrate Davahna handed down judgement in favour of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA in the State vs Schlechter matter in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court.  Johannes Schlechter was convicted of a criminal offence for contravening the Animal Protection Act and declared unfit to own any animals for a period of three years.  

It Was All Worth It!  Just Look At Buddy Now

Since being adopted from the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, Buddy has flourished under the care of his new family. 

 “Buddy has adapted very well into our home and is such a good-natured and relaxed dog. He gets along famously with our other dogs and is not aggressive towards them at all. I do believe that his “happy place” is sleeping on our couch!” says his new mom Louise.

Just Look At Him Playing With His Sister Ruby

What Matters Most

It doesn’t matter what threats we have to face or how many slanderous profanities we have to endure.  It doesn’t matter how many hours we have to sit in Court or how many postponements we have to live through. Outcomes like this, where we get to see a previously abused animal being treated as a joy, in a home by a family who know that having a pet is a privilege – This is what matters!  This is what makes all our efforts worthwhile. 

Thank you so much to everyone who chooses to adopt a rescued animal.  Without you, they would have nowhere to call home.  Thank you for making our work worthwhile. 

If you contributed in any way at all to Buddy’s care while at the SPCA, know that your contribution mattered too, in fact we can’t rescue animals from circumstances like these without you! 

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“We need hope, or else we cannot endure.” — Sarah J. Maas

Our Funding Comes From YOU!

Over 80% of our funding comes from you! 

In fact, its the collective love and support of animal loving hearts like yours that keep our doors open. 

And it’s because of you that we never lose hope! 

Your donations are the hope that keeps us striving for a world free from animal suffering, the hope that fuels our resilience and keeps us believing in a brighter tomorrow for animals.  Because we know we can achieve it, we just can’t do it alone. 

Every Heart Counts

You may think your contribution won’t make a difference, but collectively, it’s these amounts that become a powerful force for good

Regular donations, regardless of the amount, are what provide us with a steady stream of support, allowing us to plan for the long term and provide a consistent response for animals in need.

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