Cape Town's animals
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Cape Town and its surrounds are in the thick of hectic weather with extremely wet, windy and icy days and several areas in crisis. Suffering the brunt are Cape Town’s animals and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA is calling on communities to become the silver lining to this storm!


Cape Town, South Africa (10 July 2024) — While good news came swimming in for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s animals recently thanks to mighty, icy swimmer Howard Warrington’s valiant efforts, the intense gloom, doom and storm of the Western Cape’s weather at the moment has put something of a damper on celebrations with many of Cape Town’s animals in need of urgent help.

Despite the remarkable achievement from Howard and the community that will go a long way for sick and injured animals in the Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s care, the call is now out to help the SPCA support the big influx of unsheltered, cold and desperate animals that have come their way.

“We have been inundated with calls regarding animals left without shelter in this weather and flooding in informal farming areas. Unfortunately, it’s about to get much worse,” the team shared.

“Our Inspectors are working closely with the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre, and we have deployed teams to all areas currently in crisis. We are uplifting animals left exposed to the elements,” they added, mentioning that at the time, they were deploying staff to Macassar with trailers to rescue horses and cattle.

The SPCA are seeking blankets, dry dog and cat food, horse blankets and oat hay that will act as the silver lining of this storm—easily accessible items that double as life-changing essentials for the coldest and hungriest of Cape Town’s animals.

Pet Shop Science will be taking on collections at spots around the City, and you can drop off your donations at the following shops:

  • FairBridge Mall
  • Durbanville
  • N1 City
  • Old Paarl (by the PnP Hyper)
  • Plumstead
  • Protea Heights (Boulevard Square)
  • Rondebosch
  • Tokai Junction


You can also make a donation here.

Sources: Cape of Good Hope SPCA 
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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