Family dog mauls 3-year-old to death

2017-01-14 22:11

A three-year-old girl has been mauled to death by their family dog in Locke Place in Mayville, Durban.

Chicken slaughterhouse sold rotten meat to public

2017-01-11 20:59

The SPCA has shut down an illegal chicken slaughterhouse that sold rotten meat to the public in Soweto.

Achilles heals

2017-01-09 10:48

A dog, brought into the Amazimtoti SPCA with a metal clamp wedged through his leg, finally has his happy ending.

Huge improvement on effect of fireworks on animals

2017-01-03 09:51

While many residents may have been astounded at some of the big bangs exploding in neighbourhoods over New Year, there has been a huge improvement in terms of the effect of fireworks on animals this year compared to other years.

Sausage dog saved by mysteriously-triggered house alarm

2016-12-29 07:55

A triggered alarm has saved a sausage’s dog life after an armed response officer found the dog struggling in a swimming pool in Cape Town.

'Dead animals were maggot-infested' - SPCA on rodent supplier

2016-12-21 17:58

Animal protection authorities have expressed shock and concern over the discovery of animal cruelty at a rodent supplier in Alverstone in Durban.

Trapped puppy rescued after 33 hours in drain pipe

2016-11-29 11:27

A puppy has been rescued in Pretoria after being trapped in a drain pipe at a block of flats for more than 30 hours.

Dog, puppies left to starve to death in home

2016-11-16 20:22

Criminal charges of animal cruelty are to be lodged against a man who left his dog and her puppies to die without food and water in an abandoned house in Wolwerivier, the SPCA has said. WARNING: ARTICLE CONTAINS IMAGE SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING.

SPCA probes shooting of dogs in Durban

2016-11-01 20:18

The Kloof and Highway SPCA says it is investigating the shooting of two dogs in Wyebank, near New Germany.

Protect your pets during festive season – SPCA

2016-10-25 10:16

With the festive season around the corner, KwaZulu-Natal’s Kloof and Highway SPCA has pleaded with pet owners to take the necessary steps to protect their animals.


Phoenix rising: Dog ready for new home after getting shot in gang crossfire

2017-01-13 13:03

The SPCA is looking for a new home for a dog that was shot in the head in April 2016 during gang violence in Blue Downs.

Pet rescue: A day in the life of SPCA inspectors

2017-01-09 18:01

When I joined the Durban and Coast SPCA on their rounds, I was told eight cases was a quiet day.

PICS: Abused 'clamp dog' finds new home

2017-01-06 19:00

A dog which was found with a steel clamp inserted in its leg has been adopted after being nursed back to health by members of the Amanzimtoti SPCA.

Dog impaled on fence due to fireworks - photo sparks Facebook outcry

2017-01-01 16:42

A photograph of a dog impaled on a fence has gone viral on Facebook after the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Barberton posted the graphic image to show the effects fireworks can have on animals.

3 not so little pigs rescued on Cape Town highway

2016-12-21 21:55

Three bound pigs - two 250kg sows and a boar - have been rescued while being transported in a station wagon and a trailer in Cape Town.

'Angel' dog fills gap in lonely granny's heart

2016-12-21 10:15

2016 was not a very good year, at least for two souls in Cape Town for whom the year was filled with suffering and pain... until they met.

PICS: Snakes, spiders saved from filthy house

2016-11-16 20:22

Several severely neglected snakes and spiders were rescued from a filthy house in Fairlands, Benoni, the SPCA says.

PICS: Almost 100 cats removed from house in Bloemfontein

2016-11-13 21:26

A woman has been charged with animal cruelty after almost one hundreds cats that were living in dire conditions were removed from a house in Bloemfontein, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says.

SPCA urges KZN pet owners to claim runaway pets after weekend fireworks

2016-10-31 19:07

The Kloof and Highway SPCA in KwaZulu-Natal is appealing to pet owners, whose animals have gone missing after the weekend fireworks, to come forward and identify them.

Delicate surgery gifted to puppy that is now ‘eating like a trooper’

2016-09-07 07:11

The Johannesburg SPCA has performed an R8 000 surgery to save a puppy with a condition that prevented her from keeping her food down.

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