About The NSPCA

For 60 years, the NSPCA has been protecting our country’s animals.

We prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate the suffering of animals.

Our objective is to serve and protect ALL animals, to uplift their welfare and to ensure that the protection they have under South African law is upheld and respected.

About Us

We prevent cruelty to animals, on a national basis



Man sentenced for Illegal Wildlife Trade

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) reports that a man was sentenced in the Krugersdorp Magistrates Court on 12 March 2018, for the illegal sale of […]

Elephants of Eden – Case Postponed

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) reports that the criminal case against Elephants of Eden and their directors and management, including Lizette Withers, for cruelty to elephants […]

Animal Survey – no consultation with NSPCA

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has been made aware of a survey that is being circulated amongst the animal welfare community requesting statistics in relation […]


For a list of SPCAs and contact information click here.

Adopting from an SPCA

SPCAs do not give away animals nor do they sell animals.

Animals are ADOPTED. This may seem like we are playing word games but there is a big difference. Let us explain.
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Career as an Inspector

Do you fancy a career as an Inspector?

Inspectors receive ongoing training throughout their careers and the NSPCA ensures that courses for Inspectors and Senior Inspectors are regularly updated, reviewed and revised in order to ensure that high standards are maintained.
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SPCA structure in South Africa

Individual SPCAs are not branches of the NSPCA

but are autonomous members who must be registered with the NSPCA which administers the SPCA Act 169 of 1993.
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