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Dog shot dead in Cape Town family's yard

2014-09-10 13:18

A Cape Town family has been left traumatised after their dog was shot dead in their yard at the weekend. The dog was shot straight in the heart.

Matrics used chickens as rugby balls - witness

2014-08-29 19:17

The SPCA has visited Mondeor High School after reports of two chickens being kicked to death by five matric pupils at the school.

Suspected dog smugglers released on bail

2014-08-19 19:52

Two Angolan men suspected of smuggling dogs have been released on bail of R5 000 each by the Springbok Magistrate's Court.

DA concerned about interference in farm probe

2014-08-01 20:13
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The DA has expressed concern about alleged interference in the investigation of cruelty to animals at NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise's North West farm.

4 injured in pit bull attack

2014-07-31 19:45
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Four people have been injured after being attacked by pit bulls in Heidelberg, Gauteng.

Woman killed by pitbulls in E Cape

2014-07-18 15:50
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Eastern Cape police say a woman has been killed by pitbulls in Baysville, East London while walking along a road.

SPCA to probe Modise's brother's farm - report

2014-07-15 14:46

The National Council of SPCAs says it can't confirm a report that it intends to investigate Thandi Modise's brother's farm following allegations of animal neglect.

Modise 'takes Sowetan to ombudsman'

2014-07-09 06:14
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The National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise has lodged a complaint with the Press Ombudsman against the Sowetan, a spokesperson says.

120 animals euthanised on Modise's farm

2014-07-08 13:49
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So far the number of animals put down on Thandi Modise's North West farm has reached 120, according to the NSPCA.

Modise passes the buck after pig farm stink

2014-07-07 18:47
312 comments

National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise says she will co-operate with the investigation into the neglect of animals on her farm.

Guard gets fine for raping chicken

2014-06-25 11:37
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A security guard who admitted to having sex with a chicken, which was so badly injured it had to be euthanised, has reportedly been fined R500.

Gauteng man guilty of animal abuse

2014-05-09 14:41

A man has been found guilty in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court of animal abuse, says the SPCA.

Kittens thrown from ninth floor

2014-03-04 14:08

Three kittens and their mother have been thrown out of a window on the ninth floor of a building in the Durban CBD, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) says.

Minister didn’t know about pigs’ poor condition

2014-01-29 12:20

Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant was under the impression that fresh water was always provided to the pigs on his farm in Warrenton, in the Northern Cape, his spokesperson says.

Current heatwave might not be the last

2014-01-17 14:31

It was difficult to predict whether this weekend’s heatwave would be the last of summer, the SA Weather Service says.

Baboon on the loose in Joburg suburbs

2013-12-17 10:40

A baboon is still on the loose in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, the SPCA has said.

Women bitten by rabid cat in Vanderbijlpark

2013-11-27 14:10

Two women have been bitten by a rabid cat which was aggressive, drooling, and had excessive vocalisation.

Major rescue effort frees terrified puppy

2013-11-05 09:24

A hole has been excavated and a concrete pipe severed in a major operation to rescue a 2-month-old puppy which hid in a drain to escape the sound of fireworks.

Men in court for trying to sell live crocs

2013-09-20 17:56

Two men accused of trying to sell live crocodiles have appeared in the Mankweng Regional Court in Limpopo.

SPCA: 'Slaughter ship' ruling disappointing

2013-08-23 17:38

An Eastern Cape High Court ruling allowing the ship Barkly Pearl to load animals for slaughter in Mauritius is deeply disappointing, the SPCA says.

2 appear for selling crocodiles

2013-08-13 13:14

The case against two men charged with illegal possession of protected game has been postponed in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police say.

State to go on issuing animal licences

2013-07-18 06:57

A government official says magistrates will continue issuing animal training and performance licences until the law is changed.

Students skin 12-week-old kitten

2013-06-09 15:35
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Two students at Monash SA campus in Roodepoort have allegedly skinned a kitten while it was still alive, The Citizen reports.

Circus charged after elephant abuse video

2013-04-16 09:47
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Charges have been brought against a top South African circus company after shocking footage emerged of elephants being abused.

Dead tiger cub found in driveway

2013-03-15 10:03

The SPCA and Green Scorpions are investigating after the body of a bludgeoned tiger cub was found in a Benoni driveway.

 

Joburg woman throws puppy over spiked fence

2014-09-04 19:35

A woman has been arrested for allegedly throwing a puppy over a spiked fence in Daveyton on the East Rand, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Marathon dig in the dark to save stuck puppy

2014-08-20 15:21

Cheers and applause erupted in the middle of the night after a rescue team of 15 people managed to retrieve an 8-week-old puppy from a drain pipe.

Is greyhound racing coming back to SA?

2014-08-14 13:55

Animal welfare groups have accused government ministers of having “dollar signs in their eyes” after putting greyhound racing back on the agenda.

SPCA considers charging giraffe driver

2014-08-01 11:08
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The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is considering laying charges against the driver transporting a giraffe that died in Gauteng.

SPCA laying charges against Modise

2014-07-25 12:14
102 comments

Criminal charges will be laid against against National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise following allegations of neglect of animals on her North West farm, the NSPCA says.

DA: Another state farm found with animals mistreated

2014-07-17 23:42

Another farm, owned by the state, has been found outside Hartbeesfontein in the North West where pigs have been mistreated, the Democratic Alliance says.

Modise adviser denies help claims

2014-07-13 12:08

Thandi Modise's political adviser has denied that North West farmers offered to help solve the NCOP chairperson's farming problems.

ANC chief whip defends Thandi Modise

2014-07-08 14:46
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ANC chief whip Stone Sizani has defended National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise, following criticism of her controversial North West farm.

Modise 'was attached to her pigs'

2014-07-08 09:26
157 comments

NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise was attached to the animals on her farm, and a report stating she suffered more than them was untrue, her spokesperson says.

Trio in court for beheading dog, eating meat

2014-06-26 09:38
153 comments

Two Nigerian men and a South African woman appeared in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court for allegedly beheading a dog while it was alive and eating its meat.

Pets dumped as platinum strike bites

2014-06-10 19:54

The four-and-a-half month long platinum sector strike has led to many people around Rustenburg abandoning their pets.

Woman found guilty of animal cruelty

2014-03-13 14:50

A woman has been found guilty of animal cruelty by the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says.

Anger over dead dog ruling

2014-02-18 21:12
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A court ruling releasing a man on warning for beating his dog to death has caused an uproar on social networks this week.

SPCA orders deputy minister to clean up pig sty

2014-01-28 14:46

The SPCA in Kimberley has warned the deputy minister of mineral resources, Godfrey Oliphant, to clean up his pig farm at Warrenton, in the Northern Cape, or face losing the animals.

Cape Town City: Baboon-proof your home

2013-12-20 14:33

Capetonians who do not manage their waste efficiently could see their homes and neighbourhoods becoming fast-food outlets for baboons, the City of Cape Town has warned.

Rescued Kimberley dog adopted

2013-11-30 14:39

A man who rescued a dog that fell into the Big Hole in Kimberley has adopted her, the SPCA says.

Bail for dog fighting syndicate accused

2013-11-19 07:26

Thirteen men arrested in connection with a dog fighting syndicate have been granted bail and have had their domestic animals confiscated, the NSPCA says.

SPCA: Dog fighting syndicate tip of the iceberg

2013-11-05 08:30
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The arrests of 18 people in a dog fighting syndicate on the East Rand are just the tip of the iceberg, says the SPCA.

R1.5m waged on dog fight - report

2013-09-16 10:06

Dog fighting is believed to be more widespread than initially thought, with large bets placed on dog fights and links to drug trafficking and money laundering, an investigation has found.

Croc 'dealers' out on bail

2013-08-20 22:29

Two men accused of trying to sell live crocodiles in Limpopo, have been granted bail of R1 000 each.

Dehydrated puppy rescued from hot car

2013-08-02 09:06

Two KwaZulu-Natal animal lovers say they didn't think twice about calling the police and SPCA to help rescue a distressed puppy locked in the back of a hot car.

Farmer fined for animal cruelty

2013-06-27 10:59

A North West farmer has been fined R30 000 for neglecting to provide food or water to a herd of 600 cattle, according to a report.

'Streetwise' bull captured

2013-05-15 10:47

A 'streetwise' Nguni bull has been rescued from a Cape Town highway off ramp.

Man, toddler bitten by rabid dogs

2013-03-21 12:00

A homeless man and a toddler from Amanzimtoti are the latest people to be attacked by rabid animals in KwaZulu-Natal, a report says.

SPCA: Fish could have been saved

2013-02-28 17:33

The SPCA could have saved thousands of fish which died in the Rooifontein vlei (marsh) in the Northern Cape, an official has insisted.

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