Media Statements


Direct Imprisonment for Dog Fighters

On the night of 22 June 2018, with the blood of their dogs still fresh on their hands, two men, Tebogo Maselwane and Thato Manzini, tried […]

Tortoise Abuser Sentenced

The NSPCA investigated a case of deliberate cruelty to a tortoise by a Mrs Letiya Mercy Lebakeng who was sentenced in the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court […]

Grave concerns at rural horse race

The NSPCA monitored a rural horse race in Idutywa in the Eastern Cape and were gravely concerned for the welfare of the horses. Concerns highlighted during […]

Concerns at 350km Endurance Race

The NSPCA monitored the “Race the Wild Coast” endurance race in the Eastern Cape. This race is described to be the wildest adventure horse race in […]

Award winning farm raided

On 12 October 2018, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) Farm Animal Protection Unit obtained a warrant to remove all the pigs from the award winning […]

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 […]

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 […]

NSPCA launches urgent legal appeal for lions

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has lodged an urgent interdict against the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to suspend DEA’s authorisation of lion bone exports. […]
26/09/2018 continues to help NSPCA reach more animals

In 2017, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and joined forces to facilitate the transportation of the NSPCA’s Inspectors by air on a national scale […]

Charges laid against Mohair farmers

The NSPCA has laid charges against four mohair farmers following a recent exposé by the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), […]

NSPCA Confiscates Abused Horses

On 23 July 2018, the NSPCA was at the Potchefstroom base of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) where they witnessed brutal physical abuse being […]

NSPCA Removes 69 Horses

Following major welfare concerns of the horses belonging to the South African Army in April 2018, the NSPCA was finally granted the ownership of 69 horses. […]

Cattle butchered and left to suffer

The NSPCA was alerted to several cattle that had been brutally butchered and left to die in De Wildt, Gauteng on 18 July 2018. A National […]

Prosecution of Thandi Modise to go ahead

Gerrie Nel to prosecute Thandi Modise on charges of animal abuse AfriForum and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) today announced […]

Light up the world for Madiba

18 July 2018 marks what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday.  On this auspicious day, the NSPCA commemorates our beloved Madiba who honoured the NSPCA […]

Pastor jailed for dog fighting

The NSPCA was alerted by a brave member of the public who reported that a teenage boy and his uncle, Mr James Bennie, who is said […]

Celebrate Madiba with the NSPCA

Join the 67give movement, support the NSPCA and celebrate what would have been Madiba’s 100th Birthday on 18 July 2018! There is a proven correlation between […]

NSPCA saves 14 fighting dogs

On the evening of Friday, 22 June 2018, into the morning of Saturday, 23 June 2018, NSPCA Inspectors were hard at work in the Atteridgeville community […]

A challenge with a greater purpose

Ride for a purpose greater than your personal goals. For the love of animals, help us raise awareness and much needed funds to actively bring an […]

Crating pigs is not Sow Friendly

“CRATING PIGS IS NOT SOW FRIENDLY” – NSPCA OPINION IS IT YOURS? The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) is extremely disappointed with the ruling by the […]
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