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Tracking poachers in the Kruger National Park

The College’s dog trainer Tina de Flamingh with one of the Beagles after a training exercise (Photo by Cherene Denoon-Stevens) Ten kilometres west of the Kruger National Park is the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), offering conservation education, training and ...

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Share a courageous story and win

Do you have a story about a courageous dog that you want to share with us? We’re looking for all the fabulous dogs out there who have a fabulous story to tell – dogs who inspire us as much as ...

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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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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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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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MiWay safety Blog

No more whining: Make travelling with pets a breeze! If you’re planning a trip with your furry best friends, there are many things you have to add to your to-do list. After all, they’re the ones who rush to the ...

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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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Veterinary physiotherapist applications open to register with SAVC

The South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) recently announced that the veterinary -and para-veterinary professions are welcoming new para-veterinary professionals on board as veterinary physiotherapists. The council requested that applications for registration or authorisation need to be submitted as soon as ...

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No dignity for dead dog – family apologises

In the latest update on the dog dumping saga in Kensington, the family involved has offered an unreserved apology for their actions, and has accepted full responsibility. The family experienced a traumatic weekend following the sudden death of a family ...

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