WHAT IS THE PARYS SPCA'S MISSION?

Our mission is the prevention of cruelty to animals, by making use of education, law enforcement, and pro-active and reactive activities.

We are concerned with the welfare of all animals and their wellbeing, whether domestic animals, farm animals, working animals, traction animals, animals reared for food, wild animals, animals used for entertainment and exhibition, animals used in sport, hunting animals, animals placed in danger, animals used for research and so on.

The Parys SPCA is responsible for supporting the SA Police Service in enforcing legislation including but not limited to the Animal Protection Act and the Performing Animals Protection Act.

  WHAT TO EXPECT FROM PARYS SPCA

To uphold the standards of the SPCA movement at all times.

  • To be treated with courtesy and respect by the staff and volunteers.
  • To know that staff and volunteers are handling the animals correctly with care, dignity and compasion and that they are setting an example to you.
  • To respond immediately to an emergency.
  • To respond within 24 hours to a cruelty complaint.
  • To receive a telephonic report back if you lodged a cruelty complaint.
  • Not to refuse admission to an unwanted, abandoned, or stray animal.
  • To be vigilant and responsible when finding homes for animals.
  • TTo be given the reason if you are refused for adoption of an animal.

Our community service has succeded in using education to assist in prevention, the alternative to cure and to promote understanding of animal welfare at all levels.

  THE SPCA'S HISTORY IN SOUTH AFRICA

The first SPCA in South Africa was started approximately 125 years ago, and today there are 97 SPCA'S throughout South Africa, ranging from very small in size to very large.

Over the years, as the number of SPCA'S grew, their management teams realised that a forum was needed to address common issues as well as ensure uniformity, the maintenance of high standards of welfare and quality service to the community. The result was the Federation of SPCA'S (now the National Council of SPCA'S) founded in 1955 The NSPCA movement subsequently negotiated to have its own self-governing Act of Parliament in the early nineties. This was promulgated and enacted as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, No. 169 of 1993.

 

 

 
   WE EDUCATE
 

   ALL ANIMALS
 

   ADVICE NEEDED