Welcome to the NSPCA . We care about ALL animals.
Always plan well ahead for the care of your pets. Remember, the care of your pets is ultimately your responsibility so choose the boarding kennel, pet care or housesitting service carefully. Call a few days to ensure that no-one has misplaced your booking and keep in touch regularly with the business looking after your pet.
Travelling with a dog on the back of a bakkie – tied or otherwise – is unacceptable. This practice poses dangers not only for the dog itself but for other road users and pedestrians.
“Don’t do it” is the best advice we can give.
The dreadful practice of transporting pets inside a furniture van is also unacceptable for obvious reasons. There are documented cases of accidents on the road and pets escaping or being left inside the vehicle for prolonged periods and suffering terribly.
Pets are not furniture.
Flying with your pet can be a perilous proposition. Our advice is don’t do it for frivolous reasons. Travelling by air with your pet is necessary when you are relocating to another province or country. Some airlines even permit a pet in the cabin of the aircraft – suitably boxed, of course. If you must fly with an animal, then take these steps to make sure you and your pet arrive at your destination safely.