Sandton & Eastern Metro SPCA
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Marlboro Gardens Sandton Johannesburg
||Mon to Fri: 8.45-4pm
Sundays & PH: Closed
Prevention of cruelty to animals
Since the late 1970’s the Sandton SPCA (SSPCA) has carried the torch in the fight to protect lost, abandoned and abused animals in the vast area that constitutes Sandton and the Eastern Metropolitan, including areas such as Alexandra, Betrams, Bez Valley, Troyeville and Hillbrow. The impact of this work is felt not only by the animals the organisation has reached out to but also by the communities in which it operates.
Development Programs at the SSPCA for kids
Although the prevention of cruelty to animals is the core of the SSPCA’s commitment, the need for community education and upliftment forms an integral part of its ultimate goal of creating a cruelty-free future. The SSPCA has identified as a major priority connecting humans with animals through a unique form of community learning, and has consequently launched a special programme to facilitate the achievement this developmental goal.
The programme includes groups of children from all walks of life, abled and disabled, advantaged and disadvantaged, creating an environment that promotes social cohesion, where children are learning together and teaching each other, regardless of their differences, united by their love for and interest in animals. The SSPCA Youth Programme teaches our future generations to be animal ambassadors and it greatly advances base level understanding of responsibility and care, not only for animals but for other humans as well. “ The ripple effect that educated youths have on uplifting the lives of animals is immeasurable” Angie Jennett, Sandton SPCA Educational Manager.
Fundraising initiatives at the SSPCA
A crucial factor in continuing these kinds of development programmes is funding. Contrary to popular belief, the SSPCA is a fully autonomous organisation and receives no funding from the government. It relies fundamentally on the generosity of the communities in which it operates. In order to cover the mounting financial deficit, the SSPCA has increased its fundraising initiatives through various events, encouraging the communities’ involvement from an individual level all the way up to corporate social responsibility. “We currently have a number of fundraising initiatives on the go including our Kilimanjaro Challenge, where the community is able to participate in an individual or corporate capacity through sponsorship or by climbing on behalf of the Sandton SPCA” Candice Scorer, Fundraising Manager and PRO at the SSPCA.
Donate to the SSPCA
The future sustainability of the SSPCA depends on the generosity and willingness of the community to keep this organisation and it’s development projects running. The SSPCA would like to encourage anyone who would like to contribute to this much-needed organisation to contact it by visiting the website www.sandtonspca.org.za, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 011 444 7730 for more information on the projects.
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