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Animal Anti-Cruelty League Cape Town

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Picture4Picture5Picture6The Animal Anti-Cruelty League was established in 1956 as an independent self-sufficient welfare organisation that exists to prevent and eliminate cruelty to all animals whether arising from ignorance, neglect or deliberate cruelty and to service the less advantaged communities though education to care for their pets.  We house unwanted, stray, rescued and abandoned animals at our facilities with the aim to rehabilitate them for adoption.

The Animal Anti-Cruelty League Cape Town is situated in Epping and has a satellite branch in Bellville South.  The two branches are equipped with a Primary animal health Clinic, Theatre and an Adoptions department.  The main Epping branch also houses the Inspectorate department and mobilises a Mobile clinic which visits disadvantaged areas five times a week to assist the community with primary health care and vaccinations.  As a non-profit organisation we survive on public donations alone and through our own fundraising efforts, we offer a subsidized animal primary health service, support and education to less fortunate communities.

Standard Bank 071465820 Rondebosch 025009

Epping 90 Bofors Circle, Epping 2 Tel: 021 534 6426 Adoptions: 071 000 1557

Bellville 1 Bureau Street, Sacks Circle Industrial, Bellville South Tel: 021 951 3010 Adoptions: 074 575 7737

Contact Mpho Hlalele on tel: 021 534 6426


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Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and the oldest animal welfare institution in the country. It is a member of World Animal Protection and is an Executive Member of the National Council of SPCAs South Africa.

Over the past 144 years we have diligently carried out our mission to prevent cruelty to animals through education, law enforcement, veterinary care services (operating an Animal Hospital, Inspectorate and four Mobile Clinics serving impoverished communities), and running a Kennel, Cattery, Horse Care Unit, Wildlife Centre, Farmyard and Adoption Centre which every year places hundreds of animals in loving and caring homes.

Our area of operation is vast and covers approximately 11,000km² excluding the coastline. The SPCA Inspectorate investigates reports of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. SPCA Inspectors rescue abused animals and instigate legal action against perpetrators of animal cruelty, as well as assist in enforcing municipal by-laws. The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is the only animal welfare organisation in the Western Cape which offers a 24/7 Inspectorate service through a fully computerised call centre from its facility in Grassy Park.

The SPCA Animal Care Centre cares for stray, abandoned, rescued, impounded and seized cats and dogs.  Our aim is to find suitable and loving homes for these animals and to reunite stray animals through our Lost and Found service. The SPCA Kennels are open to the public seven days a week from 9am to 4pm during the week and at weekends and on public holidays from 9am to noon.

The SPCA Animal Hospital treats sick and injured animals brought to the SPCA either by our Inspectorate or the animal’s owners. The hospital has three permanent in-house Vets and a team of nurses and orderlies.  Veterinary treatment is fully or partially subsidized to make care affordable to the needy.

The SPCA Mobile Clinics operate in the informal settlements around Cape Town, primarily the Cape Flats, providing primary veterinary care for animals and educating owners about responsible pet care. The Mobile Clinics will also bring animals into the Animal Hospital for treatment and sterilisation and return them to their owners when they have recovered.

The SPCA Horse Care Unit investigates cases of cruelty and neglect of equines (horses, donkeys, ponies and mules). The Unit rescues maltreated equines, which are brought back to the SPCA’s dedicated horse care stables in Grassy Park, where they are cared for until a suitable good home is found.

The SPCA Farm Animal Unit seeks to engage various stakeholders ranging from the city to the Provincial Department of Agriculture in order to improve the welfare standards of farm animals. The Unit firmly believes that education is a vital tool in uplifting the plight of farm animals, especially in the hands of small to emerging farmers who lack the basic infrastructure to adequately care for these animals.

The SPCA Wildlife Unit investigates an ever-increasing number of wildlife complaints as urban sprawl impacts on nature reserves. This Unit also rescues, rehabilitates and releases errant and injured wildlife, including baboons, seals, tortoises, wild birds, geese, squirrels, etc.

The SPCA Education Unit educates school children about responsible pet care, animal welfare principles and the goals and mission of the SPCA. SPCA Education Officers visit schools throughout the greater Cape Town area where a talk, a DVD presentation or a puppet show is given. Developed by the creators of Takalani Sesame Street, the puppet show inspires the young to care about animals.  The programme also offers a free sterilisation, de-worming and de-fleaing service to pets of school children in disadvantaged communities.

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has but one mission – to ensure that no animal endures cruelty by putting all our efforts, passion and funds into making sure that ALL animals are safe, loved and cared for.

Whether your contribution pays for a packet of cat food, helps build a kennel or fights animal cruelty, you can be sure that it will help restore a rescued animal’s trust in humans – so thank you! Your donation will not only directly benefit the animals in our area but – through a sharing agreement between all SPCAs nationwide – a portion will be used in other, less fortunate areas to benefit animals over a wider area.

Bank: Standard

Branch: Constantia

Branch Code: 051001

Acc no: 063 002 167

Acc name: Cape of Good Hope SPCA

Contact: Natasha Johannes at tel: 021 700 4155 or e-mail: awareness@spca-ct.co.za


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WWF South Africa aims to…

Conserve the biodiversity assets (endangered wildlife, species, habitats and ecosystems) of South Africa
Ensure natural ecosystems and their services are appropriately valued and integrated into sustainable development
Play a leading role among developing countries in addressing the risks and opportunities associated with climate change
Improve the livelihoods of communities who are most directly dependent on natural resources through better environmental practices
Ensure that South African consumers have the knowledge to influence appropriate environmental practice from the private and public sectors
Instil a culture of environmental responsibility in Business and Industry (including agriculture, fishing and mining)
Advocate for government policies incorporating sound environmental principles that promote, maintain and enhance biodiversity and ecological services
Increase environmental skills and capacity among current and future leaders

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For more information phone Tel: +27 21 657 6600
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