About Us


Our History

The Johannesburg Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA) was established in 1902 and is one of the largest animal welfare organisations in the country. Our goal is to make sure that all of the animals in our area are safe, healthy and happy. 

Our dedicated team works hard to protect animals, to improve animal welfare standards, to educate local communities about animal care, and to re-home stray and abandoned dogs and cats. We also monitor the treatment and well-being of working animals, farm animals and wild animals.


The JSPCA is a non-profit organisation (NPO) and we receive no government or Lotto funding. We depend on corporate sponsorships, donations and bequests to fund our work.  So we welcome all contributions to our work of running and improving the JSPCA, and you can find out more about how to make a donation or a bequest on the Donations page.

Did you know?

  • The JSPCA is one of the largest animal welfare organisations in South Africa.

  • We operate as the official City Pound, and accept all stray, abandoned, abused and confiscated animals.

  • Members of our staff are on standby 24 hours a day to accept strays.

  • Our inspectors monitor and promote the welfare of animals in our area.

  • We assist people who would like to adopt a new pet from the JSPCA and have a special meet-and-greet area for this purpose.

  • We do pre-adoption home checks to make sure that all adopted animals are going to safe and loving homes

Operating Hours

  • Animal Adoption Centre:  08:00 to 16.00 Mondays to Fridays ; 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays ; Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

  • Administration: 08:00 to 16:30 Mondays to Fridays

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Please support our charity shop


Our charity shop is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 am and 2pm.


Please come and browse all the items on offer, and do bring along your unwanted or second hands items as well