On 20 October 2018, the NSPCA held its 63rd Annual General Meeting, showcasing its achievements over the past year to esteemed guests and member Societies.
Among the guests were Dr M. Modisane, the Chief Veterinary Officer of the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF); Dr Molefe, the Director of Veterinary Public Health of DAFF; Brigadier Kgopodithata, Brigadier Phele and Captain Masogo of the South African Police Services (SAPS); Phillemon Letwaba, the Chief Operations Officer of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC); as well as our legal team from Afriforum; Gerrie Nel, Phyllis Vorster, Slang Maanwaale and Andrew Leask who are privately prosecuting our case against Thandi Modise for the horrendous animal cruelty found on her farm.
“It is with great pride that we were able to showcase our work over the last year at our AGM, to be able to say that the work showcased is merely scratching the surface of the magnitude of work that the NSPCA has done in the last 12 months is both inspiring and incredibly overwhelming. It makes one question where animal welfare would be if the NSPCA did not exist,” said Meg Wilson of the NSPCA.
Each operational unit of the NSPCA namely; the Animal Ethics Unit, Special Projects Unit, Training Unit, Donkey Upliftment Project, Wildlife Protection Unit, Wildlife Trade & Trafficking portfolio, Special Investigations Unit, Society Liaison Unit and Farm Animal Protection Unit as well as the NSPCAs Research Officer and Veterinarian shared their challenges and achievements over the last year in both national and international issues relating to animal welfare.
The NSPCA look forward to pushing even further beyond the benchmark in animal welfare in the coming year.