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.

Bestiality claims can't be proved

2014-02-06 11:18

Two dogs have been taken away from their owner after a suspected incident of bestiality in Port Elizabeth.

SPCA: Dog fighting syndicate tip of the iceberg

2013-11-05 08:30

The arrests of 18 people in a dog fighting syndicate on the East Rand are just the tip of the iceberg, says the SPCA.

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.

Zookeeper suspended for punching seal

2013-08-07 14:18

A British zoo has suspended one of its animal keepers for allegedly punching a seal.

Bestiality accused back in court

2013-07-26 07:10

A Pretoria woman accused of having sex with two dogs is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Sumatran orangutan beaten to death

2013-07-02 10:30

Indonesian villagers have beaten a Sumatran orangutan to death, an animal protection group has said.

Principal fined for burying dog alive

2013-06-25 10:01

A school principal has been fined R3 000 for ordering a janitor to bury a dog alive on school grounds in Cape Town.

Students skin 12-week-old kitten

2013-06-09 15:35

Two students at Monash SA campus in Roodepoort have allegedly skinned a kitten while it was still alive, The Citizen reports.

Dog 'left to suffer' after acid attack

2013-03-26 09:21

A Gauteng woman has appeared in court on a charge of animal cruelty after her dog was badly injured when acid was thrown at it. The animal was also left without medical care for over a week.

Dog survives horrific trap ordeal

2013-01-28 09:40

A Pretoria dog has made a miraculous recovery after his lower body was almost severed off by a trap in which he had been stuck for days.

Dog's body dragged behind bakkie

2013-01-08 08:32

The SPCA is investigating an incident in which the body of a sausage dog was dragged behind a bakkie through the streets of Rustenburg.

Man appears for shooting dog

2012-12-19 16:14

A man accused of shooting a barking dog has appeared in the King William's Town Magistrate's Court.

Syndicate targets 'stronger' SA dogs

2012-11-01 12:00

A dog smuggling syndicate is targeting South African dogs because their bloodlines are stronger and they are less prone to illnesses.

Cape Town man braais puppy

2012-10-26 11:16

A Mitchells Plain man will appear in court after he apparently put a puppy on an open fire and then ate it.

Starving govt-owned cattle put down

2012-09-14 09:36

The SPCA has laid a charge of animal abuse against Limpopo's MEC for sports, art and culture, after 34 emaciated cattle at an open air museum had to be put down.

Dog smugglers on the run in Cape Town

2012-09-05 16:00

Police suspect members of a dog smuggling syndicate are on the run in the Western Cape, after three people were arrested for smuggling dogs from Cape Town to Angola.

Man beats kitten to death in Durban

2012-08-31 11:42

A Durban man who was seen by a police officer and his wife beating a kitten to death has been released on R1 500 bail.

Starving dog stabbed, buried alive

2012-08-31 08:12

Despite desperate attempts to save a dog that was starved, beaten, stabbed and buried alive in Port Elizabeth, the little animal has died.

Smuggled dogs freed in Angola

2012-08-24 14:40

About 20 dogs that were smuggled into Angola have been released by that country and will soon be back in South Africa.

Woman films sex acts with dog

2012-08-24 09:03

A Pretoria woman has been charged with bestiality after allegedly having sex with her dog multiple times and making video recordings of the act.

Hunt on for owners of stolen dogs

2012-08-23 09:07

Authorities are looking for the South African owners of dozens of dogs that were smuggled in a trailer across the border into Namibia.

Dog killer released on warning - report

2012-07-18 12:42

A Pretoria court has reportedly released a 22-year-old man on a warning after he admitted to slaughtering two puppies.

Puppy survives being thrown into fire

2012-07-05 07:43

A little puppy has survived being thrown into a fire in the Western Cape - and has been called Blitz by his rescuers.

Pet poisoning on the rise - report

2012-05-04 09:53

Poisoning of pets - both deliberate and accidental - has increased dramatically, with many cases involving pesticides being left unattended.


Anger over dead dog ruling

2014-02-18 21:12

A court ruling releasing a man on warning for beating his dog to death has caused an uproar on social networks this week.

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.

NSPCA takes on Criminal Procedure Act

2013-09-09 22:01

The NSPCA is challenging the constitutionality of a section of the Criminal Procedure Act permitting only private people to become private prosecutors.

No prison for woman who had sex with dogs

2013-08-20 09:13

A Pretoria East woman who admitted to having sex with dogs will spend the next year under correctional supervision, a court has ruled.

Pretoria woman guilty of bestiality

2013-07-30 10:12

A woman has been convicted of bestiality by the Pretoria Regional Court but says she was manipulated and controlled by her ex-boyfriend who fantasised about the act.

Video of seal killings in Namibia released

2013-07-04 14:30

A conservation group has released graphic video of men clubbing seals to death in the western Africa nation of Namibia.

Overworked elephant dies in Mumbai

2013-07-01 11:04

An overworked and overweight elephant in Mumbai has died after fighting for her life for weeks.

Dolphin dies after tourist abuse

2013-06-18 15:00

A dolphin has died in China after tourists hoisted it out of the water to pose with it for photographs, state media has said.

Circus charged after elephant abuse video

2013-04-16 09:47

Charges have been brought against a top South African circus company after shocking footage emerged of elephants being abused.

Case against animal Act to be heard

2013-03-18 22:24

The Constitutional Court will hear an application for confirmation of a constitutional invalidity order of certain provisions of the Performing Animals Protection Act.

Firecracker explodes in dog's mouth

2013-01-15 10:06

A young dog has been put down after a firecracker which was thrown over the wall by children exploded in his mouth, seriously injuring him.

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 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.

Dog shot with hunting arrow

2012-10-31 09:32

A Boksburg vet has had to put down a dog after it was found by the side of the road with a hunting arrow stuck through its body.

Woman filmed sex with neighbour's dog

2012-10-12 08:27

A Pretoria court has heard how a man filmed his ex-lover having sex with her neighbours’ Staffordshire terrier as well as her own Labrador.

Pretoria lawyer stabs, kills boy's dog

2012-09-14 08:36

A Pretoria lawyer has been arrested after he stabbed and killed a ridgeback belonging to a 12-year-old boy while both were out walking their dogs.

Vietnamese 'dog thieves' lynched

2012-08-31 17:30

Two suspected dog thieves have been beaten to death in Vietnam by an angry mob that caught them allegedly trying to sell the animals to local restaurants.

Animals starve on govt-owned farm

2012-08-31 10:36

Around 48 pregnant Drakensberger cows have been left to starve to death during the past month at the Mpumalanga government's farm Athole, near Ermelo.

6 horses die in suspected arson attack

2012-08-27 10:22

Six horses have burnt to death in their stables in Muldersdrift in what is thought to be a revenge attack connected to a labour dispute.

Bestiality accused to undergo mental tests

2012-08-24 14:06

A Pretoria woman accused of having sex with a Staffie and a Labrador has been instructed to undergo a mental examination, a report says.

SA animal activists held in Angola

2012-08-23 16:52

A South African family, who are trying to bring home dogs that were smuggled out of the country, are being held by authorities allegedly working with smugglers in Angola.

Italian officials seize 2 500 dogs

2012-07-18 22:11

Italian authorities have seized a notorious dog-breeding compound that's raised thousands of Beagles for vivisection laboratories, officials say.

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.

Cape Town principal appears over cruelty

2012-06-28 22:26

A high school principal and two janitors have appeared in the Khayelitsha District Court in connection with burying a dog alive.

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.

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