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.
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.
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.
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.
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.