All of our policies are in place to relieve suffering.
- has no effect on his alertness or natural protective instincts.
- minimises sexual and territorial aggression.
- reduces hyperactivity.
-Your dog becomes more relaxed in her home environment.
-makes him more affectionate with you, children and other pets.
-minimises or eliminates bad habits such as jumping over fences, chasing cars, urinating in the house.
-minimises the risk of prostate problems.
- makes her more affectionate.
- lessens the chances of him wandering off to other territories and getting into fights.
- eliminates spraying altogether.
- eliminates “cat choruses”.
- minimises sexual and territorial aggression.
- One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in seven years.
- One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in six years.
- A male cat can fertilise more females in one year than a female can have litters in her lifetime.
Are you looking for a furry family member to complete your home? Look no further! The JSPCA has a huge offering of wonderful, loving pets desperately waiting for their forever home. Simply follow these steps:
Visit our kennels at 5 Benray Road, Johannesburg to see all our beautiful cats and dogs that are up for adoption.
Spend time with your shortlisted pets in our special meet and greet area, which will enable you to familiarise yourself and your children with your potential new family member prior to making the final adoption decision. Our trained advisors will help you to choose a pet suitable to your unique family and lifestyle.
Complete the adoption application form and pay the R200 deposit fee for the pre-home check. Submit a copy of your ID and proof of residence.
Within the following week our inspectors do a home check to ensure your property is suitable for a pet. This includes checking whether your pet will have adequate space to run around, and whether the fence is sufficient to prevent your pet from straying.
Once the inspection is completed and you are approved, we sterilize, vaccinate, deworm and microchip your pet to ensure you live happily ever after!
We let you know once your new family member is ready for collection. You pay the balance (for the above veterinary services) and sign the adoption contract.
Take your new furry family member to their forever home!
During their stay in kennels, we take our animals for walks, let them out to play in exercise runs and give them enrichment toys to keep them stimulated.
No SPCA “sells” pets. The adoption fee is simply to cover part of the veterinary expenses to get your furry friend adoption ready. The total adoption fee for dogs is R900 and for cats R750. (This is only a fraction of what your vet will charge you for these veterinary procedures!)
A feral cat is a cat that lives independently of humans. They may appear to be “wild” and often run away or hiss when approached. Communities often dislike them without realising they play an important role in containing the
In order to establish closed and controllable feral cat colonies, the JSPCA is authorised to trap and sterilise feral cats and then release them back into the area from which they came. This prevents additional cats from moving into the area, because cats are extremely territorial.
We strongly discourage trying to catch, pick up or handle a feral cat. They often carry extremely infectious diseases, are likely to have intestinal worms and parasites, and will try to bite and scratch. Only trained professionals should approach and handle feral cats.
Stray pets that come to Johannesburg SPCA are kept for the mandatory pound period of four days.
If someone wants to claim them, they have to prove they are the rightful owner by providing a photograph of the animal, a detailed description of the animal and a detailed lost report. The animal will only be reunited with their owner once the owner:
- submits an affidavit.
- pays the relevant pound fees.
- pays for the pet to be microchipped.
If the owner does not claim the animal within the four day period, the owner will have to adopt the animal like any regular member of the public, in accordance with our adoption policy.
The term “euthanasia” stems from the Greek words “eu”, which means “well”, and “thanosos”, which means “death”. Euthanasia therefore is the act of causing death painlessly and it is generally accepted as a means to end suffering.
The SPCA is opposed to the euthanasia of fit and healthy animals, but it will continue to be an unavoidable responsibility due to uncontrolled breeding. Euthanasia is only carried out by qualified personnel, using approved and humane methods, with the utmost compassion.
- There is no “death row” at the JSPCA or any other SPCA.
- There is no “set time” for keeping an animal. Keeping an animal in a kennel indefinitely is, however, inhumane.
- The animal’s wellbeing is always paramount.