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It takes time to heal the pain

It takes time to heal the pain

Lester will carry the scars of his ordeal for the rest of his life – but his eyes now shine with happiness.

“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal.

I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”

Anthony Douglas Williams

Animals’ eyes say so much.

Let’s play!” . . . “Is it dinner time?” . . . “You’re my best friend.” . . . “I love you.

And – more often in our line of work: “Please don’t hurt me.” . . . “I’m frightened.” . . . “Have you come to rescue me?” . . . “I don’t want to live anymore.

When we see pain, fear and hopelessness in the eyes of a rescued animal, we know we have to turn that around. Our job is to show animals that have been hurt, starved, beaten, overworked or abandoned that not all humans are cruel or thoughtless.

When we look into the eyes of an animal at our SPCA, we want to see trust.

But trust has to be earned – and that takes time.

For Lester, a stray dog that was brought in with severe burn wounds on his back, it took over four months! And, without generous support and donations from animal lovers like you, we would never have been able to provide all the food and veterinary care he needed to recover.

We don’t know what happened to Lester, or who was responsible for his injuries. But by the time he was brought to us, the wounds were infected and he was in excruciating pain.

He needed time to heal – on the inside as well as the outside – if he was to have any chance of being able to bond with new owners.

Thanks to the efforts of our vet and animal behaviorist – and support and online donations from friends like you that’s exactly what he got! You played your part in giving Lester a second chance to enjoy years of happy life with a new human family.

But for every dog, cat or horse who’s adopted from our SPCA, another sad, anxious or injured animal takes its place. And, with the busy festive holiday season fast approaching, I’m really worried about how we will save them all.

So we’ll be quite blunt:

Please will you make another donation towards the cost

of food and veterinary care by clicking here right now?

You won’t believe how many people abandon their pet without food or water while they go off on holiday! Or bring them into the SPCA and tell us that they simply don’t want them anymore. How do you do that to a dog or cat that’s been part of your family for years?

These animals are the ‘lucky’ ones. They still suffer broken hearts, anxiety and bewilderment as they watch beloved owners walk away without a backward glance. But at least they are safe here at the SPCA, where they have the chance of finding better homes . . .

. . . as long as we have the funds to feed and care for them in the meantime.

So please, please help us to help them, by clicking here to make your secure online donation now.

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Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020

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Be the change in an animals life – Cycle the Cape Town Cycle Tour on 8 March 2020 for the love of all Animals

If you are looking for a reason to cycle the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020, why not look to the thousands of animals who suffer at the hands of cruelty every day and ride for Team SPCA!

We have guaranteed entries into the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour – all you have to do is sign up, pledge to raise R1500 and make a BIG difference in the lives of animals.

In addition you will receive the following:


1.       A guaranteed entry!

2.       If you’ve already entered that’s no problem – let us have your details and we’ll liaise with the Cycle Tour office to transfer your entry to Team SPCA.

3.       Group members who qualify for an earlier start will still be seeded accordingly.

4.       Each Team SPCA cyclists will receive a limited edition one-of-a-kind TEAM SPCA cycle shirt sponsored by Ultra Dog and Bayer.

5.       Team SPCA cyclists will also receive a special goody bag from the SPCA.

6.       The top 10 fundraisers of Team SPCA will each receive a pair of cycle sunglasses kindly sponsored by Bondiblu and a tubby bag sponsored by Cape Town Cycles

7.       Our TOP 3 fundraisers will each win a Shredder MTB helmet sponsored by Titan Racing, a Bike Addict t-shirt, a pair of cycle socks and a water bottle sponsored by Bike Addict.

8.       We’ll offer you lots of fundraising advice, support and tips on how to confidently ask for support and supply you with a standard appeal letter that you can use to encourage family, friends and colleagues to support you.

9.       You don’t have to handle any money directly

10.   Attend pre- race function where you get to meet new friends who share your passion for cycling and animals – more details to follow at a later date.

11.   We will also be exhibiting at Lifecycle Expo from the 5-7 March 2020 and will have exciting things on offer!

12.   Most importantly the personal satisfaction of cycling and the knowledge that your race has made a big difference to the lives of all animals!


To secure your spot complete the entry and pay R500 deposit.

 The balance of R1000 must be raised before 16 Jan 2020 through Given Gain or paid directly into our bank account.

Should you have any queries please contact Natasha 021 7004155 or Lungi 021 7004190.





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Terms and conditions

 TEAM SPCA costs

Each TEAM SPCA cyclist agrees to raise a minimum of R1500 for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.  This amount includes the Cycle Tour entry fee, cycle shirt and the balance thereof will be a donation to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

Deposit and payment terms

A R500 deposit must be paid upon registration by all cyclists. The balance must be paid (either directly into SPCA bank account or through Given Gain by 16 January 2020 in order to secure your entry.

Cancellation fees:

If you cancel your entry before 5 December 2019, a 50% surcharge will be deducted from your deposit.  Should you cancel after this date you will forfeit your deposit.

Team SPCA cycle shirts are manufactured by Racepace Sportswear and are made from DNS moisture management material. The fabric is cool and comfortable to wear with a lateral stretch to ensure easy fit with no restriction on movement.

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Wiggle Waggle Walkathon 2019

It is with great excitement that we announce that it’s almost time for our favorite event of the year – the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Wiggle Waggle Walkathon! The date and venue for this year’s SPCA Wiggle Waggle Walkathon is on Sunday 1st December 2019 at the Academy for Math, Science and Technology.

The SPCA Wiggle Waggle Walkathon is a hugely popular walk for dogs and their owners which creates a high public profile and raises the much-needed funds for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.  It is also one of the most successful, family fun events in Cape Town.  Our aim this year is to have approximately 1 000 canines and 1 500 humans taking part.  After the walk there will be lots of market-style fun, live music and entertainment for the kids on the main event venue – at the Academy.

GATES OPEN 07:15am

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