Established in 1872, The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and is the oldest animal welfare organisation in the country. A registered non-profit organisation (NPO 003-244) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930004317), the society receives no government funding and relies on the support of concerned individuals and corporates to continue operating.
We are affiliated to the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) and are Executive Members of the National Council of SPCAs South Africa (NSPCA). The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is also a member of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).
Our SPCA covers a vast area – around 11 000km2 – and looks out for the interests of domestic, farm, working and traction animals, animals reared for consumption, wildlife, animals used for entertainment and exhibitions, as well as animals used in sport and for research.
We don’t turn any animal away. No matter what the breed, condition, age or reason for animals being brought to the SPCA, we’re here for them, day and night. And we’re on call 24/7 to respond to rescues and emergencies involving animals.
All this takes a lot of hard work; our 104 staff members are assisted by volunteers – at our headquarters in Grassy Park, Cape Town, and in the field. The organisation is run by a Management Team under the guidance of our Board of Directors.
Cost of caring
costs in the region of R1.7 million every month to keep
the SPCA going – so you can understand why we put a lot
of effort into our fundraising drives and have to appeal
for your support, in cash and kind.
Most funds go directly towards the animals, followed by administration and fundraising: