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.

Brave pooch stabbed while protecting his owner

2015-07-03 15:19

An elderly man who was grappling with a house robber was saved by his Bullmastiff Gus, who attacked the knife-wielding home invader.

Cold? Not me, much-loved Zim dog seems to say

2015-07-01 10:44

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has shared the heart-warming tale of a dog in a coat in the middle of a bitterly-cold Zimbabwean winter.


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.

Calf of stray cow delights SPCA's Cape farmyard

2015-07-07 17:21

A “delightful” calf has joined a farmyard of stray animals at the SPCA in Cape Town after one of its jersey cows gave birth, the organisation has reported.

No bail for alleged goat rapist

2015-07-02 19:33

A Sharpville man accused of bestiality and animal cruelty after allegedly sexually assaulting and strangling a goat to death, has been denied bail in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court.

Post-mortem reveals goat was raped and strangled

2015-06-26 09:16

A post-mortem report has confirmed that a goat that died in Vereeniging last week had been strangled and raped, the SPCA says.

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