Tag Archives: animal

4 Rabies facts you should know

Rabies is caused by a virus and affects all mammals. The World Health Organisation estimates that the disease claims around 60,000 human lives annually, with close to 95% of these deaths occurring in Africa and Asia. Rabies is found on ...

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Scholarship in animal behaviour and welfare for African students

Three veterinarians or animal scientists from Africa who want to complete their masters in applied animal behaviour or animal welfare, can now apply for a scholarship at the University of Edinburgh. This grant is made available by the University and ...

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5 tips for being a better pet parent

We all want to give our pets the best, and you too can go from being a good parent to a great one with these tips, courtesy of the South African Pet Food Industry Association. 1. Implement a routine Animals ...

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NSPCA to take legal action against Johannesburg Zoo

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) was made aware that the Johannesburg Zoo is bringing in another elephant in the immediate future. This decision has been made following the death of one of their elephants, Kinkel, last year – leaving ...

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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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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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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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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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