Media Statements


Minimal fine for abused hens

In June 2016, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) laid charges against Mr Labuschagne, the manager of Harcos Farm in Odendaalsrus in the Freestate after the […]

No justice for starved farm animals

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) have been informed that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has decided not to prosecute Thandi Modise, the Chairperson of the […]

947 Cycle Challenge 2017 entries closed

Entries, for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge, which will take place on Sunday 19 November 2017, are closed. The NSPCA would like to thank everyone who […]

Horror findings at Freestate puppy farm

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) uncovered a disturbing scene at a puppy farm known as Nicialize in Warden in the Free State. Inspectors discovered neglect […]
10/10/2017 partners with the NSPCA

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

NSPCA Ensures the freedom of Baboons

The National Council of SPCAs’ (NSPCA) swift intervention has resulted in the rescue of 12 young Chacma Baboons from a University in the Free State.  This […]

ELEPHANTS OF EDEN – Finally in court

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

Criminals posing as SPCA employees

The NSPCA issues an urgent appeal to members of the public to be extra cautious when permitting access to private property. This follows after an incident […]

Victory for chickens – dubbing not permitted

The NSPCA welcomes the judgement by Judge Van Der Linde made in the South Gauteng High Court late last week, whereby it was upheld that the […]

Three sentenced for fighting dogs

The NSPCA welcomes the sentencing of three accused persons in the Roodepoort Regional Court last week on charges of dog fighting. The three accused pleaded guilty […]

NSPCA Monitors Fauresmith Endurance Race

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) monitored the Fauresmith Endurance Horse Race earlier this month. This endurance horse race that takes place annually in Fauresmith in […]

NSPCA monitors Dundee July

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) monitored the Dundee July Traditional Rural Horse Race this past weekend. This is an international rural race that takes place […]

Donkeys in crisis

Over the past months the NSPCA has issued several reports on the illegal donkey skin trade and the cruelty involved in the horrific slaughter methods.  Donkeys […]

Celebrate Mandela Day with the NSPCA

The general message of Mandela Day is to celebrate the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world. The ability to make an […]

Security company charged for cruelty

Criminal charges were laid against 7 Arrows Security, and Canine Solutions, following the discovery of a dead security dog on a site of 7 Arrows Security. […]

NSPCA Welcomes Judgement

The Kempton Park Magistrates Court found Mr Ruan Verhoef guilty on charges of malicious damage to property. What happened: In August 2016, Mr Verhoef became aggressive towards […]

Botswana suspends export licenses for donkey products

The NSPCA commends Botswana for taking the firm stance to suspend export licenses for donkey products. Botswana Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security spokesperson Geoffrey […]

Live cow brutally butchered – SPCA Inspector takes a stand

A cow was brutally while still alive, after it had been involved in a collision with a vehicle. The NSPCA is appalled by the actions of […]

Lack of foresight results in the suffering of thousands of birds

The current outbreak of the H5N8 virus in South Africa has necessitated the culling of poultry. The virus affects the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts of affected […]


The NSPCA dispatched our Disaster Teams early this morning from Alberton to assist animals affected by the devastating fires in the Knysna area. Many animals have […]
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