animal cruelty

Nearly R90K has been raised to help the Sandton SPCA purchase a new vehicle after they were unable to save a dog from devastating acts of animal cruelty. The crime rocked people to the core and funds were raised immediately.


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 this 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 vowed to seek justice and will continue to investigate the devastating animal cruelty that occurred in this case.

The fund was launched on the 30th of January and within just 2-weeks, it reached R88K. This has meant the SPCA will be able to purchase a new bakkie and extend their current reach. Thankfully now there will be one more vehicle available to respond to animal cruelty cases.

“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

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 team will be able to make a bigger difference thanks to the donations. They are grateful for the assistance. With their continued efforts at educating people, hopefully, animal cruelty stories like this will become a thing of the past.

Sources: Supplied
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