Animals

Meet Plett’s happy dogs

Volunteers feed 250 pets from informal settlements every Saturday

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Photo Essay | 3 September 2020

Alarm over proposed changes to Meat Safety Act

Legislative amendments would include most animals as meat products

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News | 15 May 2020

Covid-19: Worldwide call for ban on wildlife markets

Appeal sent to World Health Organisation to publicly confirm threat posed to health

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News | 9 April 2020

Two dogs shot in Khayelitsha lockdown recovering

“We were completely shocked. We confronted the officer and asked him why he shot the dogs like that”

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News | 8 April 2020

Looking out for Cape Town’s cart horses

The Cart Horse Protection Association relies solely on donations to oversee 450 horses

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News | 25 October 2019

Last minute reprieve for Khayelitsha dogs

Mdzananda Animal Clinic’s appeal for help gets positive response across city

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News | 23 May 2019

Circus animals: part of a magical world, or the victims of cruelty?

Protesters call for boycott of travelling circus

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Feature | 4 April 2019

Woman can’t keep the dog that saved her life

Scotty rescued Nonzame Vuyi in a shack fire in Cape Town; now he may have to be sent to the Eastern Cape

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News | 5 February 2019

Khayelitsha clinic saves lives of our best friends

Mdzananda Animal Clinic treats nearly 700 animals a month

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Photo Essay | 1 February 2019

Mfuleni’s marvellous pets

While dogs are the most popular pet, some very curious creatures have formed lasting friendships with the township’s residents

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Photo Essay | 22 January 2019

Wimpy targeted by animal rights campaigners

Faith-based collective wants restaurants to source eggs from chickens which are not caged

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News | 27 September 2018

Killing rats: a clash of values

NSPCA and city’s residents disagree on how to do pest control

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Science | 23 February 2018

SPCA dropped by Lottery

Cuts affect services to poor communities

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Feature | 21 February 2018

Uncertain future for False Bay animal rescue shelter

TEARS needs funding to continue providing free veterinary care to animals in Oceanview, Masiphumelele, Vrygrond, and Red Hill

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News | 4 July 2017

Dogs stand in line for anti-rabies vaccinations

Government on a drive to prevent rabies

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Brief | 13 June 2017

Fire victims in Imizamo Yethu wait to be reunited with their pets

Animal welfare group says City has let them down

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News | 7 April 2017