Bear At EL Zoo Euthanased

The NSPCA has grave concerns surrounding the reasons for the euthanasia of the female bear at the East London Zoo earlier this week. It was brought to light that the bear had become paralyzed in the hind legs and...

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Illegal Wildlife Trader Sentenced

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) laid charges against an illegal wildlife trader for the sale of indigenous wild animals that had been poached from the wild. The accused pleaded guilty and was sentenced in the Bafokeng Regional Court...

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Rabies In Animals And Humans

Rabies In Animals And Humans Explained: The following facts about Rabies, obtained from the World Health Organization, explains the disease, how it is spread, and how it affects both humans and animals. Fact 01: Domestic and wild animals can...

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Choosing A Dog

When You Decide To Adopt A Dog This is very different to choosing a gift that can be switched off and packed away when the novelty has worn off. It is very different to buying a garment that can...

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Cruelty On The Internet

Sickening Sights – Facebook and Internet What can be done? The National Council of SPCAs is often called upon “to do something about” a photograph or video footage circulating by email, on a web site or placed on Facebook....

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Pangolins (Ietermagog) are described as odd animals that are seldom seen in the wild. This is a mammal covered in dark grey-brown scales which cover the body like roof tiles, a small head and pointed snout with a long...

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Juno, The Rescued Brown Hyena

On 26 September 2013, Inspector Wendy Willson of the NSPCA’s Wildlife Protection Unit was instrumental in the safe capture of the juvenile brown hyena that had been wandering in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg over a period of several...

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Skins n Things

Ever given a thought to the life of the zebra whose skin you’ve just walked over, or the porcupine whose quills you’ve added to your African themed table setting? Probably not or possibly only a fleeting thought. Every year...

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Animal Hoarding

Click here for our fact sheet on Animal Hoarding Is it a case of do-gooders gone wrong? Who or what exactly is an animal hoarder, the latest “syndrome” recognised by animal welfare organisations? As you might have expected, there...

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