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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.

SPCA inspects military horses

2012-12-21 20:40

SPCA inspectors have looked at 50 horses kept at an SANDF base in Potchefstroom, following a court order.

SPCA to provide care for army horses

2012-12-19 10:01

The SPCA has obtained a court order to allow it to provide medical care to horses at 12 SA Infantary Battalion in Potchefstroom, after many were found to be in a "very bad condition".

Illegal Greyhound races 'net millions'

2012-11-16 22:26

Underground Greyhound racing is on the up in the Eastern and Southern Cape, and events often generate up to R2m in bets, a report says.

Zoo dirty, jumbo needs new home

2012-10-24 21:49

An elephant needs a new home because of unhygienic living standards in the Bloemfontein zoo, the National SPCA says.

Dogs seized from N West backyard breeder

2012-10-11 17:59

More than 60 dogs - including German Shepherds and Rottweilers - have been seized from a backyard breeder in Wolmaransstad.

SPCA 'begged' Sampson not to kill cat

2012-05-11 11:54
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Allan Perrins of the SPCA has said the organisation's after-hours controller, as well as a veterinary nurse, "begged" comedian Mark Sampson not to behead the cat his dogs had mauled.

SPCA lays charge against crocodile farmer

2012-04-26 15:21

The National Council of SPCAs has laid a criminal charge against a crocodile farmer in Pongola, northern KwaZulu-Natal, for animal cruelty.

SPCA woman charged for keeping 125+ cats

2012-04-20 14:23

An employee of the SPCA faces criminal charges after she kept 125 cats in "putrid conditions" in her home in Underberg, according to reports

Benoni baboon safely captured

2012-03-09 17:01

A baboon roaming the streets of Benoni for several days has safely been darted and captured by a wildlife veterinarian, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says.

Rabbits to be sold with bread - report

2012-02-16 09:00
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The SPCA is investigating an alleged scheme in which live rabbits would be sold with loaves of bread for consumption in townships, according to a report.

Girls who tortured hen escape punishment

2011-12-06 14:05
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The SPCA has expressed disappointment that two Ladysmith schoolgirls who posted a YouTube video of them torturing a hen will not be prosecuted.

 

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.

Stow-away toad to keep hopping

2012-12-22 08:05

The toad that hopped inside a porcelain candlestick in China and made its way to Cape Town will not be put down but instead sent to a sanctuary, Mango Airlines says.

Travelling toad to be put down - report

2012-12-20 12:06

A toad that hopped inside a porcelain candlestick in China and made its way to Cape Town will be put down, a report says.

SPCA to inspect SANDF horses

2012-12-18 22:01

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled that the SPCA be granted access to a SA National Defence Force base in Potchefstroom, the SPCA has said.

Angry residents threaten SPCA

2012-11-14 22:19

Members of the SPCA in Vereeniging have been threatened by a group of residents from Tshepiso, south of Johannesburg, after confiscating several dogs.

Vets face charges for 'butchering' monkey

2012-10-16 22:29

Criminal charges will be laid against two East Rand veterinarians for allegedly "butchering" a Vervet monkey, the National SPCA says.

SPCA shocked by dog hanged from wire fence

2012-07-12 08:00

Animal welfare inspectors have been sent to an Eastern Cape village to investigate after the SPCA was informed of a case of extreme animal cruelty.

7 abused horses rescued in Soweto

2012-05-03 13:06

Seven horses have been rescued by various authorities in Soweto after being used by thieves to pull carts containing stolen metal and car parts.

Hungry chickens start eating each other

2012-04-23 10:12
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Around 3 000 broiler chickens that formed part of a government upliftment project have been put down after they were left to starve to death and started eating each other, the SPCA says.

Teen held for hanging cat, kittens

2012-03-26 10:00
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A 19-year-old Hammanskraal school pupil has been arrested for allegedly hanging her cat and its 3-day-old kittens from a tree, prompting an outcry from residents.

SPCA puts brakes on rabbit scheme

2012-02-17 14:52

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has stopped a scheme in which live rabbits were allegedly to be sold with loaves of bread to people in townships.

Shock over poisoning of 10 cats

2012-02-09 07:53

A Cape Town community has been shocked and upset by the poisoning of at least 10 cats at a Hanover Park apartment building.

Cat saved after 7-hour rescue

2011-12-06 10:13

A cat which got stuck in a drainpipe has been saved after a seven-hour rescue operation which involved digging up a driveway.

 
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