World Spay Day

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27 February is World Spay Day, and we urge all pet owners to consider the importance of sterilising their pets.

Spaying and neutering are crucial procedures that can prevent the birth of countless unwanted litters of puppies and kittens, and significantly reduce the number of animals living in shelters and facing the risk of euthanasia. 

Every year, countless pets end up in shelters due to overpopulation, and sadly, many of them never find a loving home.

It’s a heartbreaking reality that can be prevented through spaying and neutering.


The benefits of sterilisation go beyond population control. Spaying female pets can help prevent several health issues, including uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in around 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. 


Neutering male pets can reduce the risk of testicular cancer, and prevent behavioural problems such as aggression and roaming, which can lead to injuries, accidents, and even death.

Despite the many benefits of sterilisation, many pet owners still hesitate to have their pets undergo the procedure. Some fear that the procedure is too expensive or too risky for their pets, while others simply do not see the importance of it.

However, the reality is that sterilisation is a safe and relatively inexpensive procedure that can save pet owners from the cost and stress of caring for unplanned litters, as well as prevent the suffering of countless animals.

This is where the SPCA comes in. We are committed to promoting the importance of sterilisation, as well as providing affordable spaying and neutering services to pet owners in need.

We understand that not everyone can afford the full cost of the procedure, which is why we offer subsidies and discounts to eligible pet owners. We also rely on the support of the public to help us fund our spaying and neutering programme.

This World Spay Day, we urge pet owners to take the responsible step of having their pets sterilised.
And to those who are able to, we ask for your support in our efforts to make spaying and neutering accessible and affordable to all pet owners. By donating to the SPCA’s “Sponsor a Spay” campaign, you can help us provide life-saving services to pets in need and reduce the number of unwanted animals in our communities.
Let us work together to make a positive impact on the lives of animals and create a safer, more compassionate world for all.

Yes! I will donate NOW to SPONSOR A SPAY

YOU can prevent suffering before it starts.

Your donation can help us provide affordable spaying and neutering services to pet owners who may not be able to afford it on their own. By sponsoring a spay, you are not only preventing the birth of unwanted litters, but also reducing the risk of health issues, behavioural problems, and even death for pets.



Your support can also help us reach out to more pet owners and educate them about the importance of sterilisation. By spreading awareness and making spaying and neutering more accessible, we can make a positive impact on the lives of animals and create a safer and more compassionate world for all.

It is only through YOUR support that we can continue to help animals to have a chance for a better future.

The SPCA receives no funding from the government and relies on donations from the public in order to function

Donation Form: Sponsor a Spay

Each sterilisation costs R600. (You may donate more than one if you wish by entering a quantity in the box below)
Price: R600.00
R600 to steep for your budget? Please enter any amount you can afford, to go towards a sterilisation.
By supporting the “Sponsor a Spay” campaign, you are joining us in our mission to prevent cruelty to animals, reduce overpopulation, and promote responsible pet ownership.
Your donation, no matter how big or small can make a significant impact on the lives of animals in our communities. We appreciate your generosity and look forward to working together to make a difference in the world.

Your continued dedication, ongoing support, and passion for protecting the lives of animals is what makes us successful. Thank you for everything you do to help make this a better world for animals.

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA urges all pet owners to consider the importance of sterilising their pets on World Spay Day

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