Franschhoek SPCA

Registered member of the National Council of SPCAs

Until one has loved an animal, part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France

Lost and Found

If you have lost your beloved pet, don’t give up on your search! Animals that have been lost for weeks and even months have been reunited with their owners. An important service of the Franschhoek SPCA is to provide a “Lost and Found” service to the public. 

 This is achieved in the following ways: 

  1. Take detailed reports on lost and/or found animals from members of the public. This can be given telephonically or by visiting our clinic in Groendal.
  2. Collect lost animals reported by members of the public or local veterinary clinics.
  3. Check for identification by checking for a microchip or consulting our lost reports. 

If you are within the Franschhoek SPCA’s area and have lost or found a dog or cat please contact us on 083 745 5344. We try our utmost to help members of the public find their lost pets. However, the final responsibility and onus is on the owner to find their pet and we cannot be held responsible if animals are not re-claimed.

As always, the utmost effort is made to find the owners of lost animals, and if this is not possible we try to find the animals new, loving homes. Although we are not a boarding kennel, we do have animals who are lost or without families, who are put up for adoption. Of course, all adoptions follow our strict NSPCA guidelines. If lost pets are not claimed from the Franschhoek SPCA within 5 days, the animal becomes the property of the Franschhoek SPCA and can then be put up for adoption. A statutory municipal fee is charged (which includes the pound fee, boarding per night and any food or veterinary costs incurred) when an animal is claimed. Should you claim your missing pet after the 5-day period – if the animal has not been adopted – the animal will need to go through the adoption process including a pre-home check and sterilisation as it will have become the property of the Franschhoek SPCA. For more information and to report a lost or found animal please contact us at 083 745 5344 during office hours or email . Please do not report lost and found animals on our Facebook Page as this page is not managed on a 24-hour basis and we cannot guarantee we will be able to respond out of business hours.