Services

Services We Offer

Vaccinations

Just like children, dogs and cats need vaccinations against dangerous viral and bacterial diseases. Vaccination remains the single most effective method for protecting against infectious disease in healthy animals. Without proper vaccination, your pet is left unprotected.

Vaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect pets. Vaccinating your pet has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him live a long, healthy life. Not only are there different vaccines for different diseases, there are different types and combinations of vaccines. Vaccination is a procedure that has risks and benefits that must be weighed for every pet relative to his lifestyle and health.

Our in-house animal hospital offers several veterinary services to the public and their pets, including vaccination.

Vaccinations are done on Mondays to Fridays from 9:30 to 15:00, and on Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00. No bookings are necessary. The price varies according to the type of pet. Payment is required upfront.

For queries related to vaccination, please contact the hospital: 011 681 3600 / admin@jhbspca.co.za

Please note: To utilise our services, all owners must agree to our sterlisation policy.

Sterilisations

The single most important thing that we can do to save cats and dogs from all the suffering and death that their overpopulation causes is to spay and neuter them. It makes a big difference! Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens! (Source: PETA) Sterilization also has many benefits, including improving the health of your animals, reducing undesirable behaviors, and preventing unwanted animals.

There are a number of myths surrounding sterilization and we’d like to take a moment to clear these up:

Fact: Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, the evidence shows that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier.

Fact: The domestication of animals removed them from the “natural order” and placed responsibility for their care with humans. Applying human emotions to animals is neither realistic nor applicable when it comes to identifying a need for sterilization.

Fact: It is a dog’s natural instinct to protect home and family. A dog’s personality is formed more by genetics and environment than by sex hormones.

Fact: Pets do not have any concept of sexual identity or ego. Neutering will not change a pet’s basic personality. He does not suffer any kind of emotional reaction or identity crisis when neutered.

Fact: The truth is that most pets get fat and lazy because their owners feed them too much and do not give them enough exercise.

Fact: Your pet’s puppies or kittens have little chance of being an exact copy of your pet. Even professional breeders cannot make this guarantee. There are homeless pets waiting for homes who are just as cute, smart, sweet, and loving as your own.

Board Your Pet

Going away? Need someone to take special care of your furkids? The JSPCA offers professional, safe and comfortable boarding facilities and services for dogs and cats! Contact us on 011 681 3600 or kennels@jhbspca.co.za

5 STAR TREATMENT

Your pet will receive the following when you board them with the JSPCA:

  • A spacious and secure kennel with a sheltered sleep area and outside area.
  • A bed with fresh, clean and comfy bedding, changed every day. Kennels, bedding and bowl also get disinfected every day.
  • Quality food twice a day.
  • Daily exercise runs in a secure, properly fenced off area.
  • Lots of love and attention every day.
  • A professional vet on standby should your pet need any veterinary care or medical treatment.

How Much Does It Cost?

  •  Small to medium dogs: R100* per dog per day.
  • Large dogs: R150* per dog per day.
  • Cats: R80* per day.
  • Pensioners receive a discount of 10%
  • If you have 2 or more animals boarded, you receive a discount of R50 per day.
  • Discounted rates are offered during certain holidays and/or celebrations.

    *All prices subjected to change during peak seasons.

Boarding Checklist

  • Animals must be 6 months and older.
  • We need an up to date copy of vaccinations.
  • Animals need to be treated for ticks and fleas before coming in for boarding.

Animal Hospital

Our dedicated team of hospital staff treat all stray, abandoned and injured animals.

We also assist the public with vaccinations, sterilisations, dentals, microchipping, nail clipping and deworming. We pride ourselves that our veterinary services are not only limited to dogs and cats.

We have sterilised many pigs, goats and sheep!

Surrender Your Pet

While a pet is a lifelong commitment and responsibility, it sometimes happens that an owner’s circumstances change and they can no longer give that pet the love and care they need and deserve. In these cases the best and kindest thing is to surrender your pet to us.

Please follow these steps:

  • Bring your pet to the JSPCA at 5 Benray Road, Johannesburg.
    Complete the necessary documentation.
  • Provide basic information about your pet’s preferences and habits regarding food, toys etc.

This information will help us with the re-homing process.
For more information, contact us at 011 681 3600 / inspectors@jhbspca.co.za

Before surrendering your pet

  • Be clear on the reasons you are surrendering. Make sure it is the right decision for you and your pet.
  • Ask yourself whether it is your final decision and whether it has been discussed with the whole family.
  • Realise that there is no turning back. As soon as you surrender your pet, we become his legal owner.
  • Don’t surrender your pet to “teach her a lesson” for running out of the gate or chewing up your favourite shoe. This is a permanent decision.
  • Please don’t return to visit the pet. It will only re-traumatise her.

 

Lost And Found

Our kennels department manage the lost and found process of stray animals brought to the JSPCA. They also take calls about lost animals and strive to reunite lost animals with their rightful owners. All animals are checked for microchips or any other form of identification on admission.

If you’ve found a pet…

  • Please take the animal to your nearest vet or SPCA. You can also contact your closest SPCA to collect the animal.
  • If you’ve found the animal in the Johannesburg region, please contact us: 011 681 3600 / kennels@jhbspca.co.za

If you’ve lost a pet

  • Immediately phone all the animal shelters in your area and all the local vets. Don’t wait to see if the animal returns.
  • Put up posters at the local shops and animal shelters with pictures of your pet. Give a detailed description.
  • Follow your phone calls up with visits to the shelters and vets. Don’t assume a phone call is sufficient.

Did You Know?

  • If your pet is microchipped, your chances of being reunited with her are infinitely greater! Book today to have your pet microchipped!
  • Every single animal that enters our property gets scanned for a microchip and checked for a collar or tag.
  • Every animal gets a “found report” filled out with all their details. Once completed, we cross reference this report with any reports of animals that have been reported lost.

Community Inspectors

Animal Cruelty Must Stop. No Animal Should Suffer.

The men and women in the SPCA Inspectorate are on the frontline in our fight against animal cruelty. Every day they face challenging, intimidating and often threatening situations where animals are at risk. In order for them to adequately handle these encounters and ensure that those responsible for animal abuse are held accountable, they must be skilled and trained to rescue animals in distress, issue warnings, seize animals in appalling conditions and instigate legal action against abusive and neglectful owners.

Our team of inspectors are on call 24/7. They rescue animals who are the victims of cruelty and neglect, trapped animals or stray and injured animals. They respond to complaints and cruelty reports, address concerns with owners and also do pro-active inspections at, for example, pet shops, security companies, abattoirs and other places where animals might be at risk. They educate members of the public and communities on how to care for animals. Their mission is to ensure that all animals they attend to are afforded the five freedoms:

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst
  • Freedom from discomfort
  • Freedom from pain, injury or disease
  • Freedom to express natural behaviour
  • Freedom from fear and distress

Pet Supply Store

Shop for your pet at our SPCA Vet Shop and help our cause at the same time!
All income generated from both retail stores, goes directly back into caring for thousands of lost, stray, injured, abused, neglected, sick or abandoned animals, who find refuge at the JSPCA – so through shopping for your own pet’s needs, you can rest assured that another, less fortunate animal, is benefiting!

Visit us in store, where our friendly and knowledgeable staff, usually our very own smiley Jacobeth will help you choose the right products for your beloved pets. These include:

  • A wide range of tick and flea treatments and de-worming products.
  • A wide range of leading brand pet foods sold at the recommended retail price.
  • Wide selection of dog treats and toys.
  • Dog and cat sleeping baskets and carriers and pet blankets. We are also the regional stockist of Houndsleepers beds.
  • A range of shampoos including medicated shampoo for your tick and flea problems.
  • Dog and cat feeding bowls, leads and collars.

The shop is open from 8h00 until 16h00 on Mondays to Saturdays, and closed on Sundays and public holidays. For queries regarding the shops, please contact 011 681 3600 / kennels@jhbspca.co.za

Charity Store​

The JSPCA Charity Shop operates primarily through good quality, second-hand items, donated for resale. Please think of us before discarding unwanted items such as clothing, bric-a-brac, utensils, appliances, tools, furniture, curtains, blinds, toys, games, office supplies, sports equipment, radios, hi-fi’s, TVs, VCRs, decoders (working condition), kennels, baskets and carriers.

Your donations to our Charity Shop help us raise funds for animals – and provides a more affordable shopping experience for many communities in our area. Whilst we are grateful for donations, we do not accept any item or appliance that is not in working condition, magazines, empty bottles and containers (please take these to a recycling centre) or worn-out and damaged clothing.

Donated items can be delivered to the SPCA week days from 8h00am to 16h00pm or on weekends from 9am to12pm.
We accept cards or cash! The shop is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 to 15:00.
For queries regarding the shops, please contact 011 681 3600 / admin@jhbspca.co.za