No one ever wants to put puppies or kittens to sleep
But if you walk through our animal care centre on any day, you’ll see hundreds of cats and dogs
– even adorable puppies and kittens – that have no future. Because no one wants them.
That's why we need your support for mass animal sterilisation
programmes – to dramatically reduce the number
of unwanted dogs and cats in the Cape Town area.
We’ve already coordinated programmes in Kayamandi, Klapmuts and Dunoon. And we’ve proved
that, if we can sterilise 70% of pets in the community within one reproductive cycle (six months),
there’s a significant and lasting impact on the pet population.
Now we're coordinating a mass sterlisation project in Brown's Fam and we want to roll it out to similar areas with high incidences of unwanted
But we need your help.
So important are these initiatives that the Department of Agriculture and the City of Cape Town often contribute towards the cost of the actual operation and rabies vaccination only. But a successful mass animal sterilisation campaign needs much more:
- First, a pet census and assessment is conducted to establish numbers.
- Our mobile clinic sets up a presence in the community
and our Inspectors and Educators talk to pet owners about
the benefits of sterilisation and other pet health issues.
- Free health checks, de-worming, vaccinations and tick
and flea dipping are offered.
- As trust is established, pets are handed over to us,
and taken back to the SPCA for spaying or neutering.
- Two days later, the animal is returned to its owner.
Any amount you can donate now will mean more animals sterilised ... and bring us closer to the day when there are no unwanted animals at our SPCA, waiting in vain for new owners that never come.
You’ll also be extending a helping hand to someone who
loves animals as much as you do ... but has far less knowledge
and fewer resources. These owners want their pets sterilised – but
the logistics defeat them before they can even begin.
Please help. Your donation – made right now online – will help us
sterilise more pets. And save hundreds of unwanted puppies
and kittens from being put down in the years ahead.