WATCH | Sandton SPCA pleads for help to continue its work during Covid-19 lockdown

The SPCA in Sandton has had to cancel at least three fundraising events following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the nation would be under lockdown for 21 days.

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Animals starved to death at Bloemfontein Zoo, SPCA calls for permanent closure

2020-03-10 13:20

The SPCA has called for the closure of the Bloemfoontein Zoo after discovering at least five animals - including a buffalo, an impala and three Barbary sheep - starved to death.

PICS | Little puppy Lulu rescued after cries heard coming from garbage bag

2020-02-19 19:38

Tossed out with the rubbish and left for dead in a garbage bag, little Lulu whimpered as she lay surrounded by household waste on a field in Eastridge, Mitchells Plain... until she was rescued.

GRAPHIC PICS | Shock at horrendous parrot deaths in Randburg house

2020-01-23 15:25

SPCA officials have expressed their shock at finding hundreds of dead parrots at the home of a parrot breeder in Randburg. WARNING, NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS.

WATCH | Rover takes first steps since amputation after teen bodybuilder broke puppy's leg

2019-12-20 11:10

Rover, the puppy that had its leg broken in Bloemfontein, allegedly by a teenage bodybuilder, has taken his first steps since his leg was amputated.

UPDATE | Puppy will 'make it' after teen bodybuilder broke its leg

2019-12-17 11:07

A dog suffered an open fracture and lost a lot of blood after a teenage bodybuilder broke the animal's leg to test his own strength.

SPCA team saves 3 dogs from drain in Cape Town

2019-12-07 20:05

A team from the Cape of Good Hope of SPCA got more than it bargained for when it responded to reports of a dog stuck in a drain, only to find three dogs in distress.

Response to City of Cape Town's fireworks sites ban mainly positive

2019-10-14 14:18

There has been a largely positive reaction to the news that the City of Cape Town will not have any designated sites for fireworks this year.

WATCH | NSPCA uncovers animal cruelty - lion, tiger carcasses found in freezer

2019-08-03 14:11

The National Council of SPCAs is filing a second criminal case against a lion breeding farm in Lichtenburg in the North West after the organisation uncovered more large scale animal cruelty.

Two dogs shot after biting cops who stormed Cape Town home

2019-08-01 08:31

A Cape Town family has questioned the force that police officers allegedly used when storming their home, which resulted in their two pitbulls being shot and injured.


SPCA fights parrot breeder's court bid, says it's 'bereft of any moral fibre'

2020-03-19 15:04

The Randburg SPCA is taking on parrot breeder Antonius Gerhardus Meiring, saying his court bid for the return of his birds, seized from his property earlier this year, is "bereft of any moral fibre". WARNING, SOME IMAGES MAY BE GRAPHIC.

Mangaung metro cops' dogs found in 'terrible' state, confiscated and euthanised

2020-03-03 12:20

Five dogs from the Mangaung Metro Municipality Law Enforcement Department have been confiscated and euthanised over concerns that they were kept in poor conditions.

HEARTBREAKING PICS | Dog fighting for his life after uniformed man shoots it

2020-01-29 14:02

A dog named Spike is fighting for his life after a "man in uniform" shot it. WARNING, GRAPHIC PICTURES NOT SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS.

Teen 'bodybuilder' who allegedly broke puppy's leg 'disappears'

2019-12-23 08:35

The 17-year-old bodybuilder who allegedly broke a puppy's leg in Bloemfontein to "test his strength" did not show up at his court appearance and police can't track him down.

UPDATE | Bodybuilder breaks puppy's leg: SPCA 'overwhelmed' by public response

2019-12-18 11:19

The SPCA in Bloemfontein says it is "overwhelmed" by the massive public response after it rescued a puppy that had its leg broken, allegedly by a teenage bodybuilder who wanted to "test his strength".

Bodybuilder boy from Bloemfontein breaks puppy's leg to 'test his strength'

2019-12-17 08:50

A dog suffered an open fracture and lost a lot of blood after a teenage bodybuilder broke the animal's leg to test his own strength.

Kids up to Guy Fawkes mischief in Cape Town as SPCA prepare for rogue fireworks

2019-11-05 17:14

Youth in and around Cape Town got up to mischief for Guy Fawkes Day as the SPCA prepared itself for people to discharge rogue fireworks despite no official sites being dedicated.

'Disease, overcrowding, pneumonia' - NSPCA warns of dire conditions in shipment to Kuwaiti abattoir

2019-10-01 05:21

Animal rights activists are trying to stop over 60 000 goats, sheep and cows being shipped to a Kuwaiti abattoir, saying many of them would die en route.

As many as 1 000 dogs poisoned per week in SA

2019-08-03 07:43

Almost 40 dogs have been poisoned in a suburb in Roodepoort.

Family reunited with missing husky after 10 years - 'We thought he was gone forever'

2019-07-25 08:17

In an unbelievable "tail" of surviving a dog-eat-dog world, a family was reunited with their husky this month, exactly 10 years after he went missing from their home in Cape Town.

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