The SPCA aims to protect all animals from cruelty, neglect and ill treatment.

Living up to our mission necessitates the work of many different units within the SPCA, which together ensure that animal welfare is upheld.

Inspectorate Department

Our Inspectorate is comprised of Inspectors, Controllers and Control Officers who respond to approximately 115 animal cruelty/ distress alerts daily (55 000 annually) and operate all year round 24 hours per day.


We are committed to our credo that wild animals belong in the wild. Our Wildlife Inspectors therefore work to help wild animals in distress, and to bring an end to the illegal keeping, import and sale of exotic animals as pets.

Animal Hospital

Our services include excellent veterinary care at our premises in Grassy Park and a fleet of four Mobile Clinics that serve indigent communities in the Cape Metropole.

Mobile Clinics

Our SPCA Mobile Clinics are a critical component of our commitment to deliver care to those most in need.

Farmyard & Horse Care

Our Farmyard provides shelter and care for stray and confiscated farm animals. The Horse Care Unit is a refuge for neglected and abandoned equines, whose lives are restored by the dedicated, patient efforts of many.

Feral Cat Service

The SPCA endorses Trap-Sterilise-Return, which helps improve the health and quality of life for feral cats and prevents more from being born into this dangerous and difficult existence.

Education Department

Our team of dedicated education officers take the multi-award winning SPCA Ani-Pal Education programme to thousands of young learners across Cape Town.

Lost & Found Pets

All unwanted, abandoned, stray, seized, confiscated and impounded cats and dogs from the greater Cape Town area are admitted to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA (Pound).