Adopt a Project

Let helping animals become a part of your lifestyle

To assist you in deciding which Project you wish to adopt, their activities are outlined below. Once you have made your selection, please click on the above link to access the Debit Order Authorisation Form. To sign up as a Project Partner and complete your act of kindness, please return the form to us.

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On behalf of all the animals we serve – we THANK YOU.

Kindness is a Lifestyle

- Anthony Douglas Williams

Whether you are a lover of playful kittens or connect with the loyal family dog; or have a special place in your heart for the gentle lamb and other farm animals; or are inspired by the wondrous nature of wild animals – you can do an act of kindness for them by adopting specific NSPCA Projects, which are focused on addressing the issues affecting particular animals.

By adopting a Project with your monthly gift of R50 or more you will be joining a specialised team in making a significant difference in the lives of animals. As a Project Partner, you'll stand with Project team members each and every month as they undertake their work to uplift the lives of animals. You will also receive a Certificate of Appreciation and updates of the Project's activities. If you are a resident in South Africa, your donations are tax deductible and you will be provided with a Section 18(a) Tax Certificate in time for submission with your annual tax return.

Our Projects


The use of animals in research is an extremely complex and controversial issue both locally and internationally. As such, broad-based practical initiatives are needed to address animal welfare concerns within this field. Research animals are used for many different purposes in research, teaching and testing and each area of use raises specific ethical, welfare and scientific issues. The NSPCA adopts a constructive and practical approach, assessing every issue individually, critically questioning the necessity and justification for animal use. Animals used in research should receive humane and compassionate treatment at all times and the NSPCA campaigns for measures that will help replace animals, reduce the number of animals used and refine the methods used to avoid suffering and improve welfare.

We need you on our team to promote alternatives to animals used in research.

  • R50 will buy a copy of an alternative DVD that scan save the lives of animals use in teaching.
  • R100 will buy a detailed dissection app from the app store to load onto a smart device instead of using frogs, pigeons or rats for dissection.
  • R200 will buy a suture kit that can be donated to veterinary institutes.
  • R500 will contribute towards a dissection rat (full price R1000) to be used in the school classroom to replace the use of real rats for dissection.


Donkeys and other traction animals make a major contribution to the livelihoods of many people. The harnesses used on these working animals are often makeshift, inappropriate and cause injury and suffering. These crudely made harnesses and bits are replaced with new tack, resulting in major relief for these animals.

Read more about this campaign here

Your donation uplifts the lives of working donkeys.

  • R60 will pay for emergency medical treatment per donkey.
  • R100 will buy a new bit and cheek protectors.
  • R270 will buy a new bridle.
  • R370 will buy a new breastplate.
  • R500 will pay for a return trip to get to one of our projects.


The trade and movement of animals is not illegal but the NSPCA continually expresses its concern about the standards of care in the movement of animals both within our own country and through our ports of entry/exit. The welfare issues encountered involve sub-standard crates, insufficient ventilation, overcrowding, long periods of travelling and stand-overs in airport warehouses due to delays in legal clearances, the incorrect loading and handling of crates containing live animals as well as long-distance road transport, overcrowding and associated injuries. We work extensively to ensure that animals are handled humanely and with compassion.

Read more about this campaign here

You help us reach animals across South Africa

  • R400 will pay for one night's accommodation for an Inspector working in the field
  • R600 will buy a tank of fuel.


The use and abuse of animals raised for food far exceeds, in sheer numbers of animals affected, any other kind of mistreatment. We are committed to improving the quality of life of these animals and ensuring that those which are slaughtered are handled humanely and compassionately. We inspect facilities where farm animals are kept, used or farmed. Some of the areas covered are intensive farming (including fish farming), draught animals, pounds, export, abattoirs, sale yards, transportation, small scale farmers, complaints, routine inspections and disaster response and assistance. As we strive to change perceptions and legislation, we also undertake to do everything possible to assist animals that are suffering.

Your support improves the lives of farm animals.

  • R300 will buy a thermometer to measure the ambient temperature in chicken broiler houses.
  • R500 will buy a pig herding board to move pigs and sheep humanely.
  • R500 will buy a small Tablet for unit members to use in auditing farm animal production facilities.


The NSPCA promotes animal welfare education and responsible pet ownership for the benefit of both animals and people. Through outreach programmes in the poorer areas of our country, particularly rural areas, we are able to sterilise animals, offer primary health care and encourage satisfactory standards of care for companion animals. Positive advice and assistance is also offered to address feral cat problems. NSPCA vigorously opposes the legalisation of dog racing in South Africa and condemns the abuse of animals for "sport”, since the risk of injury is increased in competitive sports. Dogs also feature prominently in the security industry and the NSPCA works to implement improved training, handling and working conditions for these working dogs.

By reaching out you help animals in impoverished areas.

  • R25 will deworm a 10 kg dog.
  • R50 will dip 10 dogs.
  • R100 will buy a blanket for a cold animal.
  • R100 will buy a bag of dog food.
  • R100 will buy a collar and leash.
  • R350 will pay for the medication and materials to sterilise an animal.


The NSPCA is committed to animal protection and strives towards a kinder world through training, networking, supporting and uplifting those people involved in actively improving the lives of animals in their communities. Providing training to personnel to protect animals and enforce the law is therefore a vital component of our work. An SPCA Inspector has to be a highly trained, skilled and compassionate person who is able to deal with both people and animals and an intensive training process therefore needs to be followed. 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. This includes the development and production of training materials, manuals and presentations.

Your support helps us train more people in animal welfare.


Dog fighting and the barbaric cruelty and immense suffering involved in this criminal activity receive our focussed attention. We commit to bringing those involved to justice and to vigorously pursuing all who partake in or support dog fighting.

Your donation prevents suffering.

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The NSPCA is appalled by the trade of elephants into captivity and remains vigilant to what is happening at ground level. National Inspectors continue to monitor the wellbeing of those elephants already in captivity, whether in elephant-back safari operations, zoos or circuses. These animals may well be lost to conservation but their humane treatment in long-term captivity remains a priority as does securing their release back into the wild.

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South Africa has a rich diversity of flora and fauna and is a destination of choice for eco-tourists and sports hunters as well as being a source of wild animals. As a result of their monetary value and the need for their keepers to conform to provincial conservation and national legislation, wild animals are perhaps better cared for than most, although their most basic need – freedom – is denied from them. Therefore recommendations for improvements at all facilities inspected form part of our ongoing strategy to uplift the lives of wild animals in captivity.

National issues and problems are addressed through the development of standards for the benefit of animals within the wildlife industry.We are also active in providing welfare input into national and provincial legislation which control wild animal use.
Activities include – wildlife rescue operations, lobbying to outlaw unethical practices, monitoring of conditions in zoos, sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres, elephant-back safaris, captive predator facilities et al through pro-active inspections and complaint investigations.

Your donations help all South African Wildlife

  • R50 will buy materials to construct a re-usable temporary chameleon transport cage
  • R150 will buy a small net to catch small birds during rescues
  • R200 will buy a small re-usable animal transport cage
  • R300 will buy a bottle of sedative drug that is used to dart wild animals in need
  • R800 will buy a scope for the Wildlife Protection Unit’s dart gun
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