Animals stranded – and saved – in Cape floods

In September last year, an orange Level 9 warning was issued by the South African Weather Service for the Western Cape before heavy rain, thunderstorms and gale-force winds led to flooding in numerous communities. Shukushukuma, Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, Rasta Camp, Riemvasmaak, 7de Laan in Sandvlei, Macassar, Old Faure Road in Driftsands, Mfuleni and Bellville South were amongst the areas badly affected.

In response, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA launched a massive rescue operation to reach countless animals that had been stranded in dangerous conditions.

We provided immediate relief to dogs, cats, horses and chickens – and wild animals like chameleons – while the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Response team and other rescue services helped with moving several horses and cattle to higher ground.

Without the compassion of our supporters, who rallied and donated towards rescue efforts, it would have been impossible to reach as many animals and families as we did. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.