Author Archives: Mientjie Kleinhans

Strutt Your Mutt with Dogtown SA

Dogtown SA announces their 2nd Strutt Your Mutt Show featuring the Montego Surprise on the 8th of September from 10am to 3pm. Pet owners are invited to enter their dogs for R50 per dog per category into one or all ...

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1200 litres of water to destitute animals in Cape Town

The Animal Welfare Society of South Africa recently received a donation of 1,200 litres of water from Bosch Home Appliances in collaboration with the Water for Paws as part of Bosch’s national pledge to bring relief to animal shelters. With ...

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NSPCA removes 69 horses from the SANDF

Following major welfare concerns of the horses belonging to the South African Army in April 2018, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) was finally granted the ownership of 69 horses. In April 2018, horses were found to be dying of ...

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Animaltalk Top 32 SA-Bred challenge 2018

The Animaltalk Top 32 SA-bred challenge took place at the the World of Dogs and Cats and Pet Exhibition on 21 and 22 July 2018. Only the 32 highest placed South African bred show dogs in the Animaltalk Top 100 ...

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Gerrie Nel to prosecute Thandi Modise on charges of animal abuse

AfriForum and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) today announced during a media conference that Adv Gerrie Nel, Head of the civil rights organisation’s private prosecution unit, will privately prosecute Thandi Modise, chairperson of the ...

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Jail sentence for dog fighting

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) were alerted by a brave member of the public who reported that a teenage boy and his uncle, Mr James Bennie, were involved in organised dog fighting at a property in Eden Park, Ekurhuleni ...

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Keeping pets active at boarding kennels

Choosing the ideal boarding kennel for your beloved pet can be difficult. One thing that most pet parents worry about is how their pets will be entertained while at the kennel. BKC Boarding Kennels answers these two questions: Q: How ...

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Helping the vulnerable

The Tekkie Tax team is known for their braveness and they did again – they braved the bitter cold night on the Centurion Mall rooftop to create awareness for the vulnerable people and their animals. They also collected food parcels ...

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10 Tips to help set up your own Koi pond

Koi-keeping is a relaxing, stress-relieving hobby. Koi are intelligent and can be taught to eat from your hand. They can also hear well and respond to your voice! Koi appreciate in value as they grow. The word Koi comes from ...

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Help the vulnerable with Tekkie Tax Hobo Day

Instead of complaining about the cold, think of the people and vulnerable animals who don’t have a warm place to stay or something to eat. You can do your share to assist these people and pets, by taking part in ...

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Stop canned lion hunting and lion cub petting

Canned lion hunting is still as real as rhino poaching, and many people are not aware how they unknowingly assist in this inhumane industry. If you want to know how you can help, read Richard Peirce’s latest book, Cuddle Me ...

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Heavily pregnant goat saved by SPCA

A heavily pregnant goat, savagely trussed up and carelessly tossed onto the back of a bakkie, was rescued by the Sandton SPCA. The severely distressed animal who had been lying in the parked vehicle outside a butchery in Cyrildene for ...

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