Franschhoek SPCA

Registered member of the National Council of SPCAs

Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognise it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.― Albert Schweitzer

No animal should be allowed to suffer

The SPCA is the only organisation that offers a 24-hour inspectorate service

The men and women in the SPCA Inspectorate play a crucial role in our fight against animal cruelty. They regularly face challenging, intimidating, and often threatening situations where animals are at risk. To effectively handle these situations and ensure that those responsible for animal abuse are held accountable, they require specialized skills and training to rescue animals in distress, issue warnings, seize animals from appalling conditions, and initiate legal action against abusive and negligent owners. Our Inspectorate also advises individuals and organisations on Municipal Animal By-Laws, geared to provide increased protection for animal rights.

The Inspectorate ensures that every animal has the right to the following freedoms:

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst
  • Freedom from discomfort
  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease
  • Freedom to engage in normal behaviour
  • Freedom from fear and distress

In addition to speaking to hundreds of animal owners on responsible animal care during their daily work, their initiatives include: combating cruelty (including dog fighting and illegal street selling of pets); increasing proactive outreach efforts in communities; and increasing Inspectorate visibility in informal settlements.

Contact our inspectorate at the Franschhoek SPCA. Please call us on 083 745 5344 to report an animal-related concern.