We serve, protect and care for all animals


SPCA Inspectors are empowered by law, under the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962, to act on behalf of animals. The SPCA Inspectors have the right to issue warnings and to seize animals in need. The SPCA believes in education rather than prosecution, but will never hesitate to take legal actions if perpetrators do not comply. We are always ready to act on behalf of the animals.

  • Perpetrators found guilty in a court of law for animal cruelty could face up to 12 months imprisonment and / or a fine of up to or R40,000 and a criminal record.

SPCA Inspectors do not release complainants information and every measure will be taken to ensure confidentiality.

The SPCA prevents cruelty to ALL animals, including domestic (dogs and cats), farm and wild animals. We visit sale yards, abattoirs, petting farms, pet shops, hawking sites, informal sale of animals, etc to make sure that everything is up to welfare standards and that the animal protection legislation is adhered to.

We also respond to the day to day cruelty complaints received from members of the public. The public is the SPCAs watching eye. Without the public the SPCA would not be able to prevent cruelty to animals.

To report animal cruelty to the Vereeniging & Vanderbijlpark SPCA, please call 016 422 1505 or report the cruelty online.


Cruelty complaints
investigated in 2021/22


Routine inspections
in 2021/22


Warnings issued
in 2021/22


Court orders obtained
in 2021/22

Applicable legislation:

Vereeniging Office

66 General Smuts Road

Vanderbijlpark Office

Plot 44 - 47 Boshoff Road

Contact Us

Tel: +27 16 422 1505
Fax: +27 86 245 0348
For emergencies:
+27 83 292 5862

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