Report Cruelty

Please contact us if you know of any animal that is being neglected or treated badly. 

By reporting cruelty, you help to free them from suffering.

We will act – but we can only do so if we know about it. We depend on people like you to be our ‘eyes and ears’ in your community.

Your personal information will remain confidential.


The Cape of Good Hope SPCA responds to cruelty complaints within the Greater Cape Town metropole. 

To report cruelty to animals or neglect outside of this area please visit  to find details of your nearest SPCA.

To Report Cruelty

Option 1. Call our Inspectorate:

021 700 4158 (during business hours) or
021 700 4159 (during business hours) or
083 326 1604 (after-hours emergencies)

Option 2. Fill out the form below

(during business hours) Please note that our emails are not monitored over weekends.

FORM: Report Cruelty

  • Providing us with contact details allows us to provide you with feedback and also to contact you should we require further information.
  • Your personal information will remain confidential.
  • Please also include what animals your complaint is relating to, how many and if possible a description of the animal(s) to allow us to easily identify them.
Please only submit this if your report falls within the greater Cape Town Metropole.
Submitting a report to the incorrect SPCA will delay the response to an animal in distress.

A list of SPCA contact details in South Africa can be found here.

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