|School teacher wants to lead the way when it comes to giving back||
Cape Town, 11 August 2017 - Grade 2 school teacher, Michelle Coyne is a woman on a mission. Last year at the annual TEARS Sleepathon, she came home with the dog in whose kennel she spent the night...
Posted on 11-08-2017More
|The new craze is giving Shelter Animals a holiday - in your home||
It's true, instead of visiting and walking a dog at the animal shelter, more and more people are giving the animals a Foster Holiday!
When I walked into my first animal shelter many years ago, I...
Posted on 04-08-2017More
|Pet Food Survey 2017 shows scary results||
In a most recent study done on pet food THE CLEAN LABEL PROJECT analysed over 1000 pet food products from 74 of the top selling brands - as reported by Nielsen for 2016, and the outcome was scary. ...
Posted on 21-07-2017More
|How to choose a new dog for your lifestyle according to Cesar Mallan||
What are the most important things to consider before bringing a new dog into your home?
According to Cesar Mallan it is best to introduce the dog to your environment outside of your home, before...
Posted on 19-07-2017More
|Tips for Senior Pet Health||
Whilst their love and loyalty doesn’t age, our pets certainly do, and often quicker than some pet parents realise. Cats and dogs are considered ‘seniors’ by seven years of age, and even as young as...
Posted on 05-07-2017More
|Pet Insurance Review for 2017||
Getting pet insurance for our pets should always be a priority as a pet owner. Pet insurance is our financial back up for our dogs and cats, and we are sure you have experienced many ‘surprises’ at...
Posted on 01-07-2017More
|Wendy Wilson gets Medal of Heroism for her fight against Animal Cruelty||
At a gala event following the 10th Women in Law Enforcement Congress, Inspector Wendy Willson, Manager of the NSPCA’s Special Investigations Unit, was awarded the Medal of Heroism. The ceremony was...
Posted on 01-06-2017More
|VICTORY FOR ELEPHANTS||
The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) welcomes the judgement of the Pietermaritzburg High Court prohibiting the export of elephants from South Africa.
The High Court action followed when circus...
Posted on 30-05-2017More
|Pet Ownership in South Africa is becoming more challenging||
Whilst it is a very sensitive subject, it should still be one that needs to get more attention indeed. On the one side, laws on animal care and ownership should become stricter, and on the other side...
Posted on 17-05-2017More
|Free Seminar on Dog Safety on the Beach||
It is always a contentious issue when a beach is declared leash free. On the one side, there is nothing nicer than seeing a dog run freely and wagging it's tail out of delight of freedom and...
Posted on 24-04-2017More
|New Pet Travel Scams||
New Pet Owners often fall victim to pet scams and usually it does not just hurt your pocket, but also your heart. When a pet owner is about to get themselves a new pet, they often rely only on the...
Posted on 21-04-2017More
|PetLounge is awarded a Gold Medal||
The 28th annual Logistics Achiever Awards has conferred its Gold Medal on The PetLounge, an initiative of BidAir Cargo.
The PetLounge moves over 40 000 pets domestically every year on kulula.com and...
Posted on 20-04-2017More
|HOME SWEET HOME FOR 19 DONKEY SURVIVORS||
The National Council of SPCAs is delighted to report a positive, uplifting and heart-warming outcome relating to donkeys rescued from the horrific trade in their skins.
We report that 5 donkeys have...
Posted on 19-04-2017More
|Digby and the Gang go from Rags to Riches||
Digby, Imogen, Honey and TJ (aka Digby and the Gang) from TEARS Animal Rescue in Cape Town, have gone from the shelter to stardom and loving homes, as heroes of a new campaign for Hill’s Pet...
Posted on 15-04-2017More
|Video Shelter pets via a Pet Shop||
There are thousands of animal shelters in around the world. And most of them are overcrowded. Yet, people keep spending a lot of money to buy a pet rather than adopting one.
At Priceless Pets they...
Posted on 03-04-2017More
|Tackling your pet’s tummy troubles||
Tummy upsets are one of the most common reasons pet parents consult their veterinarian. It is distressing knowing your best friend is unwell, and of course, unpleasant for them too. Here’s expert...
Posted on 02-04-2017More
|Compulsory Law for Muzzling Dogs in Public areas||
NSSPCA have announced after a long time in the making, that according to the newly amended Animal Protection Act that all dogs who enter public areas, eg, dog parks and pet friendly beaches need to...
Posted on 31-03-2017More
|Obesity in your pets & Why is fat bad for you?||
For years we thought of fat as being excess baggage, the excess weight mechanically weighed down on joints and the spine causing (or accelerating) joint surface deterioration and eventually...
Posted on 28-03-2017More
|Blue-green Algae is toxic for pets and humans||
**Warning** Dogs that enjoy swimming and playing in dams may be exposed to blue-green algae.
Low water levels (which increases the water temperatures) during hot dry months can increase the risk of...
Posted on 26-03-2017More
|Cats that make hacking, retching, gagging and coughing noises||
Should you be worried if your cat is making hacking gagging retching or coughing noises, but not bringing up a hairball?
Hi Dr Larry, I hope you are well. I wanted to ask you if it would...
Posted on 23-03-2017More