Swellendam SPCA believes that animal welfare, whether for pets, farm animals, animals in transit, or at a place of slaughter should be considered in terms of the ‘five freedoms’:
- Freedom from Hunger and Thirst – by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.
- Freedom from Discomfort – by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. aliquid
- Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease – by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
- Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour – by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.
- Freedom from Fear and Distress – by ensuring conditions and treatment to prevent and avoid mental suffering.
Please report incidents of cruelty against animals to the SPCA by completing this form. All emails will be handled in confidence.
This is a dedicated email address that will only be accessed by the case officer who will treat it as confidential.
Send us an email
Call Us: +27 (0) 28 514 2083 — Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals.
The SPCA receives no government funding at all and exists entirely on funds donated by the public. Your contribution will help us make a difference to an animal in need.
Our bank details are as follows: SPCA Swellendam Nedbank Savings Bank Account No. 200 442 9763 Branch Code 13210500
We would like you to know that not only will your donation directly benefit the animals in our area but through a sharing agreement between all SPCAs nationwide a portion will be used in other, less fortunate areas to benefit animals over a wider area.
We feel sure you will approve of this outreach initiative and wish to thank you most sincerely for supporting our SPCA and the movement generally.
It has been said that time is the best gift and our SPCA simply could not function without volunteers.
Many people feel that although they would love to help, they do not want to work with animals.
Our volunteers assist us with a wide range of tasks such as: Helping with fundraising initiatives and finding sponsorship Assisting with:
- the smooth running of fundraising events
- Education initiatives at schools
- Transport / collecting donations
- DIY / handyman projects
- Publicity / Media Relations
- Working in our SPCA Charity Shop
If you would like to help, in any capacity, please contact us on +27 (0) 28 514 2083 or email us – we would appreciate your support.
Where there is a will, there is a way …
What is a bequest?
A will is the best way to safeguard the future of the people and causes important to you. A bequest is simply a gift, usually to a charity, that is provided for in a will.
Bequests are made to Swellendam SPCA because people recognise that the numbers of unwanted, abandoned and stray animals are growing daily. A bequest can take many forms. People commonly leave cash, real estate, personal property, or the residue of an estate, ie whatever remains once provision has been made for loved ones. You could even sign over an existing life insurance policy or take out a new one naming Swellendam SPCA as the beneficiary.
Every donation helps, no matter how small.
How do I do this?
It is important to get good advice when drawing up a will to ensure that it is correctly and legally constituted. Your bank, lawyer, accountant or financial consultant can help you. It is also important to review your will periodically to keep it in line with legislation and your changing financial situation. All you have to do to update your will is to write a Codicil which is a legally binding instruction that changes your will without having to re-draft a new one. Under the Estate Duties Act of 1955, bequests to charities are deductible for estate duty purposes.
When making out a will it is essential that you specify Swellendam SPCA as the beneficiary. If you do not specify a recipient the NSPCA can allocate your bequest to another SPCA not necessarily intended by you.
Can I change my mind?
The law protects your right to cancel your bequest at a later stage if you wish to do so or your circumstances change. For help with bequests, please feel free to contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 514 2803
You can help to support animals in our community by joining Swellendam SPCA as a member.
Your membership helps us to raise funds, but also ensures that we are acting responsibly as a non-profit organisation.
Membership is one of the easiest forms of support for our organisation.
Please join us in assuring the welfare of our animals.
- Family Member R100
- Junior Member (under 18) R20
- Full Member R50
- Life Member R500
- Senior Member (over 65) R20
- Corporate Member R500
For more information Contact us directly: To join the Swellendam SPCA please download the following PDF fill it in and fax it back to us Membership Form
SPCA Swellendam has a constant flow of animals in need of loving homes.
We take in unwanted pets, strays, farm and any other animals in need and find caring homes in our community. We also work co-operatively with fellow SPCA’s and other Animal Welfare Agencies to home our animals.
All SPCAs are oblidged by the SPCA Act to follow a process of assessing each home before placing a pet. This ensures that the owners are not in contravention of local By-Laws, and that the pet is suitable for the environment. This screening process ensures a happy experience for both the new owner and pet, and to reduce the possibility of animals being returned or abandoned because they do not fit in.
The adopted animals are sterilised prior to adoption, or if too young at that point, follow up is undertaken to ensure that this is done within six months. If you would like to adopt a new animal, and can provide a loving home, please contact us at email@example.com or 028 514 2083.
The number of unwanted adult and young animals that are euthanased each year in South Africa is staggering.
The only viable method to reduce this trend is large scale sterilisation supported by continuous education.
Animals in rural communities where humans live below the breadline fulfill a working role in the household – they provide humans with security, companionship, pest control, etc.
Dogs particularly are used as a source of income through the sale of puppies, and cats breed unchecked. This creates masses of unwanted and neglected animals.
Swellendam SPCA has successfully engaged with the local Municipality to promulgate by-laws regarding animal sterilisation in our municipal area. This included setting up a fine structure for non-compliance.
In addition, our inspectors are able to train as Law Enforcement Officers with the specific power to administer fines on behalf of the Municipality where owners are not compliant with the sterilisation By-Laws.
On-going education of the general public and our younger generations are the best tool to create animal welfare awareness and responsible animal ownership.
Swellendam SPCA field workers proactively contact residents to advise and educate them on animal care and improve the quality of life for their animals.
Scheduled education drives are held regularly at schools and animal awareness initiatives are undertaken at public events. These activities are reinforced by articles run in the local press.
We are in the process to produce an educational video. We are also currently working on a PowerPoint presentation, specifically aimed at school children.
Our SPCA Shop opened in 2006 to help raise funds to support our outreach and welfare work.
The shop is stocked by donations of unwanted goods from our community members and other animal lovers, and sold to raise money. The shop is fully manned and managed by volunteers and every donation therefore of direct benefit to animals in the area.
The shop fulfils multiple functions in our community:
Sales support the SPCA and benefit animals in our region;
It provides a necessary service to the poorer community who can enrich their lives affordably;
It is a fantastic way to recycle unwanted goods.
There is nothing that we cannot make use of.
Our regular donations include clothes, linen, towels, curtains, kitchenware, building supplies, toys, jewellery, books, CD’s, bric-a-brac, toiletries, electronic equipment and others. We make use of all goods donated to us, either by selling them in our shop or passing specialist items on to auctions or specialist outlets to sell on our behalf.
Your donations can be dropped off at our shop in Voortrek Street opposite Spar behind the Hospice Shop and next to Oak Lane Florist.
Monday to Friday 09h00 to 16h00
Saturdays 09h00 to 13h00
For assistance with donations, please call us on +27 (0) 28 514 2083 or Helen Larkin at 082 340 5745 or Harry Prince at 082 926 8579. We are happy to collect any donation however large or small.