WHAT IS THE PARYS
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
WHAT TO EXPECT
FROM PARYS SPCA
To uphold the standards of the SPCA movement at all times.
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.