All animal lives matter – including those with special needs

At the Sandton SPCA we know that all animals’ lives matter, even those with special needs. A happy ending for Shelby with her new family.

Neglected security dog now safely at the SPCA

Abused security dog rescued

Based on a complaint from a local veterinarian about Handsome’s condition the Sandton SPCA conducted a site investigation. We found a neglected dog in no condition to guard and an unlicensed security company at the source.

Animal abuse will not be tolerated from anyone, young or old

Scholars arrested for bestiality

Sandton SPCA has laid charges of animal cruelty and bestiality against 8 scholars. We take all abuse very seriously.

Caught weavers freed by Sandton SPCA

Freeing caught weavers

A busy street and a tiny cage are no place for wild weavers. After a call from a concerned citizen our Inspectors confiscated these birds. A happy ending for them at least.

Reaching out with education and animal health care in Alex

If it were not for the Sandton SPCA’s clinic, sterilisation and outreach programme in Alexandra, thousands more animals would be living in dire conditions. Find out why these visits are the highlight of the week.

Legal warnings about animals: a serious matter

Did you know that, in just one year, the Sandton SPCA responds to over 700 complaints of neglect and cruelty? In the same period, our Inspectors also issued around 820 legal warnings to compel people to act in the animals’ best interests.

Chickens deserve humane treatment, too!

The image of chickens roaming free in the fresh air and pecking in the dirt . . . able to stretch their wings in the sunshine . . . nothing could be further from what we found in the basement of a building in Johannesburg.

Courts do punish negligent pet owners

Sometimes, not even education, warnings or the threat of prosecution are enough to make people do the right thing for their animals. This was the case late last year when the Sandton SPCA confiscated three severely neglected Maltese dogs from a property in Buccleuch.

How Bingo became an honorary ‘banana boy’

When Tammy Lee Clark and Jordan Bull decided it was time to add a fur member to their family, the German Shepherd Rescue South Africa Facebook Page (an online networking space for German Shepherds and German Shepherd crossbreeds) was their first port of call. Little did Tammy know that she was about to see a beautiful boy who would compel her to drive more than six hours to meet him.