History of the SPCA
The Midrand SPCA came into existence in 1991 to address the pressing needs arising from Midrand's rapid development and the growing number of animals in residential areas, including informal settlements and underprivileged communities.
Our work encompasses various important tasks. We diligently investigate cruelty complaints, inspect pet shops and exhibits, and provide refuge for all stray, abandoned, and unwanted animals. Additionally, we run a small clinic that focuses on offering basic healthcare to pet owners who cannot afford private veterinary care.
Beyond that, we carry out inspections at abattoirs, hawking sites, coal yards, security companies, correctional facilities, cull outlets, zoos, and other animal-housing establishments. Our aim is to ensure that all animals, regardless of their final destination, are treated with respect and compassion.
The Midrand SPCA is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty towards animals. We actively investigate and take action against dog fighting, rodeos, pigeon racing, and any events involving animals used for sport.
It's important to note that the Midrand SPCA operates solely on public support. We receive no government funding, relying entirely on the generosity of the community in the form of food donations and monetary contributions. Without the support of caring individuals like you, we would be unable to assist our community effectively.
Upholding the Five Freedoms
Freedom from hunger and thirst
by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour
Freedom from discomfort
by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
Freedom from pain, injury or disease
by prevention, rapid diagnosis and treatment
Freedom to express normal behaviour
by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind
Freedom from fear and distress
by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering