80 dogs, cats put down as SPCA runs out of cage space

2016-05-31 21:38

Overcrowded cages and piles of debt have forced the Mpumalanga SPCA in Mbombela to put down 80 animals.

Dog survives after being dragged 50m under car

2016-05-12 21:13

A dog has been dragged 50m under a car in Bloemfontein after it was apparently frightened by lightning and ran in front of the vehicle.

SPCA probe after Pit Bull killed with spade in Cape Town

2016-05-04 19:00

The SPCA may lay an animal abuse charge after a Pit Bull Terrier was killed with a spade in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain.

Hero by name, hero by action

2016-04-08 15:18

A dog dubbed Hero has lived up to his name, staying with an injured canine companion for days – only leaving to fetch food and return it to his injured mate.

EFT and e-wallet payments made for reptile street trade

2016-03-08 05:42

Hawkers selling chameleons, tortoises and snakes on street corners are becoming more advanced, even accepting payment via e-wallet and EFT, the NSPCA has said, pleading with public to stop buying the creatures and end the trade.

Durban car crash leads to dog's rescue from stormwater drain

2016-01-11 14:00

A car crash on the N2 in Durban has led to the rescue of a dog that had been trapped in a stormwater drain.

Free State man fined R4 000 for animal cruelty

2015-11-10 16:30

A Free State man has been fined R4 000 for catching a dog in a trap to protect his chickens, the SPCA says.

Isis the pitbull an unlikely saviour for snared dogs

2015-10-08 16:19

A Durban man and his pit bull Isis have developed a reputation as ad hoc trackers – helping to find two dogs trapped in snares in the bush near his Waterfall home in as many months.

Man critical after dog attack in Meyerton

2015-09-30 22:13

A 59-year-old man is fighting for his life after being mauled by a pair of dogs in Meyerton, outside Vereeniging, paramedics say.

Two lions die at liquidated lodge

2015-07-21 18:10

Two lions have died and two others are seriously underweight following a legal battle between the former owners and the liquidators of Lechwe Lodge just outside Kroonstad.


Brave dog saves owner from Pit Bull attack

2016-05-13 09:26

A dog has bravely knocked off a Pit Bull which was attacking his teenage owner while they were walking on their street in Durban.

Brakpan SPCA seeks assistance after robbery

2016-05-06 19:45

The SPCA in Brakpan, east of Johannesburg, is appealing to the public and companies to help it repair damages and replace items stolen at its offices.

SPCA urges Mpumalanga traffic authorities to help save horses

2016-04-18 13:30

The SPCA has asked Mpumalanga traffic officials to consider reducing the speed limit in the historic town of Kaapsehoop to prevent the continued deaths of horses on the road.

Video shows starving dog, police officer blamed for animal cruelty

A former police officer is in hot water after allegedly leaving 10 dogs to starve at his Johannesburg home. This heartbreaking video shows just one of the animals.

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SPCA’s accusations a publicity stunt, says Boswell

2016-02-05 11:11

Natal Zoological Gardens owner Brian Boswell has described the NSPCA’s campaign for him to release Opal the orangutan as a “publicity stunt”.

Dogs, cats being moved out of Simon's Town

2015-11-19 20:34

The SPCA is evacuating cats and dogs from areas in Simon's Town affected by a raging fire.

SPCA staffer stoned while collecting sick dog

2015-10-09 16:33

A Cape of Good Hope SPCA collections officer has laid charges of assault against four men after being stoned while collecting a dog for euthanasia in Delft.

Woman gets off lightly for animal cruelty

2015-10-05 10:20

A Durban woman previously charged with animal cruelty by Kloof SPCA, has been sentenced to a R1 000 fine on charges of animal cruelty.

Raising wild animals as pets a growing phenomenon - SPCA

2015-08-05 17:17

It's not illegal to keep exotic wild animals as pets, but the law should be changed, the SPCA says, as photos of a tiger cub tied up in its owner's backyard circulated on Facebook.

Schnauzer breeder apologises after SPCA confiscates dogs

2015-07-10 17:30

An Ermelo businesswoman has promised to cease all breeding after more than 100 of her dogs were handed over to the SPCA last month.

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