DID YOU KNOW?
Ignorance is one of the top causes of Animal Cruelty.
We believe that humane education is fundamental in teaching people to respect and care for animals.
Along with ensuring the protection of abandoned and abused animals across the city, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA is committed to teaching compassion in farming to urban and rural farmers in need of support and education.
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has recently partnered with the Welttierschutzgesellschaft e.V. (WTG) is a Berlin Germany-based registered non-profit organisation. Their vision is a world in which animals are appreciated by people, and treated according to their needs and with respect.
In their work for animal welfare, WTG focuses on countries and regions with little protection for animals. They aim at improving the situation for animals in the long term by providing veterinary care, supporting animal sanctuaries and through our educational work. WTG cooperates with local partner organisations and involves the people who are directly concerned.
With the backing and funding of the WTG the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Education Department complements its daily community outreach and social upliftment program with a dedicated year-long project designed to teach compassion in farming across our metropole.
The benefits of this project are twofold:
Firstly we are to provide support to farmers in need through basic training and support in order to ensure correct animal husbandry techniques.
Secondly to prevent cruelty to any farm animals and ensure the humane treatment of farm animals at all times in accordance with the Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
By providing children with the knowledge to understand that all living creatures are sentient beings, deserving of our care and love, we can ensure future generations will continue the fight against animal cruelty.
Our Ani-Pals Program teaches children about the importance of being compassionate to all animals.
In 2007, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s Ani-Pal education programme was awarded top honours by the World Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (WSPA), which considered the animal welfare educational programs from organisations in 90 countries.
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Our team of dedicated education officers take the multi-award winning SPCA Ani-Pal Education programme to thousands of young learners across Cape Town.
Throughout the year, our Education Team teaches school children about responsible pet care, animal welfare principles and the goals and mission of the SPCA. Education Officers visit pre-schools and primary schools throughout the greater Cape Town area to give talks, show DVDs and present the SPCA’s Ani-Pal Education programme, which includes an interactive puppet show and classroom activity booklets.
School children from impoverished communities are encouraged to bring their pets for free sterilisation and parasite control as part of our Ani-Pals education programme.