Puppy gets chance at new life

2016-04-24 07:45

Doctors from Mediclinic and ER24 paramedics have saved a puppy from the hands of a man who tried to sell it for R10 on the streets of Cape Town.

Dog found with tongue cut out

2016-03-24 13:51

A dog has had to be put down after it was found malnourished and with its tongue cut out in Phoenix, Durban.

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.

Opal the orangutan: Boswell speaks out

2016-01-27 12:20

KZN Zoological Gardens owner Brian Boswell has hit back at an SPCA statement that went viral this week alleging cruelty towards Opal the orangutan.

We're trying to avoid suffering - abattoir on gassing pigs

2015-11-24 08:18

The Pork Packers abattoir, which is in the crosshairs of the NSPCA over its method of gassing pigs before slaughtering them, has said its methods create less suffering for the animals. WARNING: Video may upset sensitive viewers.

Tshepisong residents take action against dog fights

2015-11-13 20:09

Residents of Tshepisong near Roodepoort have taken action against a group of people who have allegedly been involved in conducting dog fights, the National Council of the SPCA says.

McDonald's dumps farm after video shows animal cruelty

2015-08-28 10:05

McDonald's Corporation and Tyson Foods have severed ties with a Tennessee farm where workers were seen stabbing, clubbing and stomping on chickens in an undercover video shot by animal rights activists.

Peta releases brutal, graphic animal abuse video

2015-08-14 08:17

Animal rights activists have released a video of farm workers in Argentina slashing lambs with knives, prompting outdoor clothing maker Patagonia to apologise and launch an investigation into the practices of one of its suppliers.

Dog buried alive in France sparks social media fury

2015-08-05 12:07

Photos of a dog buried alive up to its head in France have sparked an outpouring of anger on social media, and police say the owner was taken into custody.

Retired pastor saves mangy mutt tied up in plastic bag

2015-07-13 14:53

A mangy dog tied up and left in a plastic bag next to a railway line in Helderberg in the Western Cape is lucky to have found a saviour in the form of a retired pastor.


49 starving monkeys rescued from cages in Joburg

2016-04-23 19:38

Nearly 50 starving, dehydrated monkeys were rescued from cages at a garden nursery north of Johannesburg on Saturday.

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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Driver 'deliberately' mowed down 17 kangaroos in Australia

2016-02-01 07:16

An unknown driver deliberately ran over and killed 17 kangaroos on an Australian highway, officials say.

'Animal cruelty' principal says he loved his childhood dog

2015-11-24 16:18

A principal who was sentenced for animal cruelty has told how much he learnt from environmental ethics workshops held at his school by the Humane Education Trust.

Pigs scream in 'inhumane' gas pits before slaughter - NSPCA

2015-11-23 17:35

The National Council of SPCAs has described filming pigs that scream in anguish and try to escape from a pit while being gassed before their slaughter at a Pork Packers abattoir on the East Rand. WARNING: Video may upset sensitive viewers.

Hanged dogs 'died a slow and horrible death'

2015-09-08 13:07

An animal anti-cruelty activist says she is still “having nightmares” after the discovery of two dogs which had been hung from a tree near Ladysmith.

Kroonstad trio arrested for hosting illegal rodeo

2015-08-24 18:14

Two men and a woman have been arrested for using bulls at a rodeo event in Viljoenskroon, Free State, the NSPCA says.

Murdered dog found with note: 'WE BEAT IT 2 Death lol! :) HAHAHA!'

2015-08-12 08:11

A 13-year-old dog has been found beaten to death at a home in the Miami area with a handwritten note taped to it that read: "WE BEAT IT 2 Death lol! :) HAHAHA!," police say.

Offers pour in to foster shopping bag mutt

2015-07-14 14:36

Offers have started pouring in for a little mutt named Trax who is recovering after being found tied up and dumped in a shopping bag next to a railway line in the Western Cape.

15 dogs poisoned in Joburg suburb

2015-07-07 09:03

Fifteen dogs have been poisoned in Crystal Park in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, but police are confident they have nabbed the gang responsible for this.

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