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.

Pair fined for feeding brandy & Coke to monkey

2015-06-23 10:54

Two people have been convicted of animal cruelty after allegedly giving brandy and Coke to a Capuchin monkey and neglecting another monkey.

'Snake cam' to the rescue at Durban & Coast SPCA

2015-06-02 11:25

With the help of a small and powerful "snake cam", the Durban & Coast SPCA is able to see inaccessible places and locate animals, usually puppies, in need of rescue.

Hadeda dies after being shot with 'toy' arrow in Kloof

2015-05-26 08:35

The SPCA in KwaZulu-Natal has urged people not to target animals with their "toys" after a hadeda has died being shot with an arrow in Kloof.

Dog rescued after 2 days of torture

2015-04-09 15:29

A dog in Pietermaritzburg has been rescued by the SPCA after being stuck in a snare for two days.

Boy arrested for sawing off puppy's ears

2015-03-06 11:15

A 14-year-old Free State boy has been arrested for allegedly cutting off a dog's ears, and attempting to saw off its tail, according to a report.

Outrage as children imitate dog fighting

2015-01-12 09:10

Children are being forced to imitate real dog fights, with bets placed on which child would cause the most injuries through biting and scratching, according to a report.

Injured rodeo bull made to suffer

2014-12-03 15:58

Charges have been laid after a bull broke its leg at a rodeo in the Free State, and had to suffer because the NSPCA was refused permission to euthanase the animal immediately.

Cape Town SPCA charity shop gutted by fire

2014-11-14 13:16

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has been hit with a devastating blow after a fire destroyed its charity shop. Arson is suspected.


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.

'Animal rapist' caught having sex with goat

2015-06-20 13:03

A case of bestiality has been opened after a man was caught having sex with a goat in Sharpeville.

Durban's cat hotel up and running

2015-05-29 19:07

The Durban and Coast SPCA has opened a “kitty hotel” to accommodate nearly a dozen stray cats that have made the organisation a permanent home.

North West dairy farmer guilty of animal cruelty

2015-04-20 12:00

A North West dairy farmer now has a criminal record after admitting to charges of animal cruelty, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) says.

Should we name and shame?

2015-03-09 12:02

Pamela Simpson weighs in on why we shouldn't point fingers in times of disaster and chaos.

Activists condemn Bulawayo cull

2015-03-02 17:23

Animal rights activists in Zimbabwe have condemned a decision by the city council of Bulawayo to shoot stray dogs to curb incidences of rabies.

Abandoned Scottish dog wanted the world over

2015-01-09 17:57

Dog lovers from around the world are competing to adopt a mongrel with a serious eye condition abandoned by its owner at a railway station with a suitcase of belongings.

Stolen huskies reunited with owner

2014-12-01 16:21

Three of five huskies stolen from a Pretoria man by women posing as SPCA inspectors have been reunited with him.

Modise to meet police over farm animals - report

2014-11-02 14:47

NCOP chair Thandi Modise has declined to confirm a report that she will be meeting with police to discuss the discovery of dead and starving animals on her North West farm earlier this year.

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