Miss South Africa, Ade Van Heerden

The Sandton SPCA put out a call on social media for a much needed new bakkie and today Miss SA helped the out with a little (big) act of kindness.


The Sandton SPCA faced a devastating loss when they couldn’t save a dog that had been stoned to death. They immediately launched a campaign to raise funds for another inspectors vehicle to help them cover more ground.

People were devastated by the news of a dog being stoned to death in the Sandton SPCA jurisdiction. The investigators were not able to reach the scene of the crime in time due to lack of resources. Sadly the dog passed away and the culprits were able to run off without facing any punishment.

“Unfortunately, the Sandton SPCA only have 3 vehicles at their disposal to cover a large area. At the time of the incident, all inspectors were out attending to other compliants.”

Stories like these are incredibly sad but the community was spurred into action and a fund was launched by the SPCA to purchase a new bakkie for the Sandton SPCA. The inspectors have also vowed to seek justice and will continue to investigate the devastating animal cruelty that occurred in this case.

The Sandton SPCA team covers a vast area, which extends from Lonehill in the north to Jules Street in the south, Linbro in the east and Parkhurst in the west. They work hard to protect animals, to improve animal welfare standards, to educate their local community about animal care, and to re-home stray and abandoned dogs and cats.  They have over 100 dogs and cats in their care at the moment.

The SPCA put a call out to social media and the fund was launched on the 30th of January. Within just 2-weeks, it reached R88K.

“We were overwhelmed with the support we received from our supporters and followers. We managed to raise almost the full amount in less than 2 weeks. We would like to thank our donors for their dedication and kindness to the animals we serve and protect. The work we do would not be possible if it weren’t for our supporters “ – Jaco Pieterse, Sandton SPCA, General Manager

CellC heard about their plea and teamed up with Abela Business Leasing and Melrose Nissan to help the SPCA out with a brand new vehicle.

Through a partnership with Abela Business Leasing and Melrose Nissan, Cell C will share the monthly rental of a NP200 Nissan. The monthly rental includes the annual cost of licensing and a full maintenance and tyre replacement plan up to 120 000 kilometres, for three years!

“We can now get to more animals and rescue those in need!”

And today, the newly crowned Miss South Africa, Ade Van Heerden, was there to hand over the keys to one of the inspectors.

Sources: Twitter
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