Lost . . . and found!

Lost . . . and found!

Safe back home after his adventures, Paco the Chihuahua relaxes in the sunshine.

Thanks to the efforts of SPCA Lost & Found clerk, Keagan Wolfaardt, Paco the Chihuahua was reunited with his desperate owners after being AWOL for 6 weeks.

Six weeks is a long time for a little dog to spend on his own – alone, hungry and missing his family. Poor Paco, who disappeared from his home in the Bellville area, was eventually picked up by a kindly soul in Kuilsrivier – 20 km away! He was taken to the Panorama Veterinary Clinic, before being transferred to our Lost & Found Centre.

Fortunately, we recognised Paco from a “missing” poster on Facebook, and immediately called his worried owner. Walking along the passage to the Lost & Found section, Paco’s owner heard his distinctive bark and immediately said, “That’s Paco!” without even seeing the dog.

“A huge thank you to Keagan and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA for the safe return of our dog, Paco,” he said. “You guys rock!”

Reuniting a lost dog or cat with its owners is often a team effort. If you come across a stray, please contact our Lost & Found on 021 700 4166 and we’ll do our best to help get them back home again.



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We are here for the animals during #lockdown

We are still here for your animals #lockdown

Please don’t worry! The SPCA will still be here to take care of animals during the upcoming 21 day Lockdown period.

23 of our most experienced staff including a qualified veterinarian are giving up their home comforts and leaving their families to ensure that our animals on-site are well cared for and to ensure that sick and critically injured animals can still be assisted at this time.


The SPCA will be operating in accordance with the gazetted regulations as governed by the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) during the Corona Pandemic Lockdown from midnight 26th March – 16th April 2020. 

The following regulations will be observed:

  • Veterinary services are classified essential services.
  • Essential Emergency Veterinary care can be provided.
  • Essential Pet food and animal medicines may be administered and sold by Vets.
  • Only essential staff are advised on site.
  • Veterinarians do not have to be open at all times – appointments are preferred where possible to manage the flow of people on site.
  • Telephonic consultations are not ideal however if necessary please Vets must take detailed notes.
  • Medical waste must be disposed of timeously and correctly to minimise spread of any diseases.
  • SAVC will still hold council via email during lockdown.