THE SANDTON SPCA DOES OUR PART TO FLATTEN THE CURVE
With the ever-increasing Covid-19 infection rate, the Sandton SPCA has put some stringent measures in place to ensure that we become part of the solution without compromising on animal care. With immediate effect, we will be limiting our services to the provision of essential services only.
Elective veterinary procedures, like benign cyst removals, dental scaling and routine sterilisations will be put on hold for now as will any treatment for non-life threatening conditions. Preventative vaccinations will only be administered to young puppies and kittens and annual booster shots will be deferred to a later date. We will never turn a suffering animal away but we encourage pet owners to please call us on 011 444 7730 before bringing your pet to our clinic.
As a precaution, our Inspectorate has suspended the hiring out of cat traps, pro-active facility inspections and the non-urgent collection of owned animals for treatment. We will also not be attending to complaints in respect of contraventions of the City By-Laws (e.g. barking complaints) and will only collect confined stray animals. Reports of cruelty will still receive our urgent attention and these can still be reported on 011 444 7730 during office hours or 082 460 2765 after hours.
As from the 27th March 2020, we will no longer be conducting pre-home checks for adoptions until the government lock-down has been lifted. We still encourage adoptions at this time and ask that you please visit our social media pages to view the beautiful animals that we currently have available for adoption Our adoptions department will continue to function online. All meet and greet visits, as well as pre-home inspections, will not be conducted until further notice.
Our onsite retail store will be closed during the lockdown period.
We assure you that we remain dedicated to our core mandate - the prevention of cruelty to animals - but current circumstances dictate that we must do so in a responsible way. We ask for the public’s understanding and support during this difficult time while we do our part to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of this virus. Together we can do this.
At the Sandton SPCA we believe that animals, as living creatures, have a value beyond economic measurement and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection.
Our aim is the prevention of cruelty to animals and to provide a place of safety and care for all animals in distress. SPCA work encompasses all animals, including wildlife, equine and farm animals, marine life and animals used for experimentation. We are a non-profit organization not funded by the government and rely solely on the general public for financial support.
The Sandton SPCA is situated in 9th Street, Marlboro Gardens, Johannesburg. Click here for our full jurisdiction.
How you can help
Adopt a Pet
Adopt a shelter pet and make a friend for life. Browse the current animals available for adoption, read more about our adoption procedure and send us a request. Your furkid is waiting!
We need your help in order to continue to do the work we do. Add us as a MySchoolCard beneficiary or give of your time. There are many easy ways you can support our cause and make a difference.
Become a Volunteer
If you’re an animal lover, join our volunteer programme which includes dog walking & kitten cuddling at our pound. Or volunteer a special skill or take part in fundraising.