MEDIA RELEASE: SPCA TSHWANE SAYS… WE ARE IN DIRE NEED OF FUNDS AND YOUR SUPPORT!

MEDIA RELEASE
ISSUED BY THE SPCA TSHWANE

DATE OF RELEASE: 07 November 2022

YOUR SOCIETY NEEDS YOUR HELP

 

Notwithstanding prudent financial management and ongoing fundraising initiatives, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tshwane has seen a continued decline in its income in recent months which has left us in a precarious financial situation. This is attributed to the possible widespread stressed economy where many households are impacted and have had no other option than to suspend or cancel their monthly support, leaving us with a significant income deficit. In addition there is a significant increase in the number of pets that are surrendered to our branches that results in increased kennel costs.

 

We serve an area of 6200kms – our Inspectorate is on call 24/7 to respond to animal cruelty complaints and our vehicle running costs remain excessive as a result. With a dwindling economy, public support of our veterinary clinics, sale of pet products, adoptions, boarding kennels etc. are all impacted and are well below the required capacity. Goods donations to our charity shops and markets have drastically reduced which results in reduced sales income. As you may be aware, our branches are located in industrial areas that pose a high risk for crime and our Waltloo branch in particular has been the target or several break-ins and burglaries which resulted in increased security cost to keep our staff and animals safe, as well as an increase in insurance premiums.

 

Despite active lobbying, The Society also does not receive any funding from the government, the City of Tshwane or the National lottery Board and is totally reliant on support from the public to ensure continued service to the community as we are the only animal welfare organisation that can investigate and prosecute cases of animal cruelty.

 

Despite these difficult financial circumstances, our staff remain positive and are readily available to assist all animals and fulfil our mandate by keeping our operations and facilities functional.

 

The SPCA TSHWANE is appealing to members of public, businesses and corporations to assist us by making an URGENT once-off or recurring donation. Without this support we will not be able to meet all of our financial obligations for November and the foreseeable future.

 

Donations can be done securely online at https://spcapta.org.za/donate-now/ or directly into the SPCA TSHWANE account:

 

SPCA TSHWANE
First National Bank
Current Account: 56160007452
Branch code: 261550

Reference: Appeal

Please send your proof of payment to fundraising@spcapta.org.za

 

SPCA Tshwane is a registered Public Benefit Organisation with Section 18A status and all bona fide donations qualify for a tax certificate and can be deducted from the donor’s taxable income. Please email fundraising@spcapta.org.za for more information.

If you are unable to make a financial contribution at this time, please consider supporting one or more of our services:

 

Please contact your nearest SPCA TSHWANE branch for more information.

Waltloo Branch – Tel: 0128035219 / 0834533863 after-hours

Centurion Branch – Tel: 0126645644 / 0828075671 after-hours

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SPCA Tshwane – Notice of Annual General Meeting 2022

TO ALL MEMBERS AND STAKEHOLDERS
NOTICE OF AN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Please be advised that the 112th Annual General Meeting of the SPCA TSHWANE will be held:

SATURDAY, 16 JULY 2022
at
09:00
via
AN ELECTRONIC CONFERENCING PLATFORM (details below) and AT OUR WALTLOO BRANCH

Agenda:

  1. Opening
  2. Attendance, apologies, and quorum
  3. Minutes – Annual General Meeting 31 July 2021
  4. Presentation of the Chairperson’s report
  5. Presentation of the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2022
  6. Appointment of Auditors
  7. Election and appointment of Management Committee
  8. Closing

Admission and voting:
All stakeholders are welcome to attend the meeting via the electronic conferencing platform. Due to COVID-19 risk and restrictions, the 2022 SPCA TSHWANE AGM will be conducted via electronic conferencing and on-site at our Waltloo Branch. RSVP to chairperson@spcapta.org.za by 10 July 2022 to receive the link to join the meeting. Only paid-up members may vote on the business of the meeting and may be required to provide satisfactory identification.

Inquiries:
For financial statements, minutes, and any other queries contact chairperson@spcapta.org.za. Copies of meeting documents will be available before the meeting via the link and our webpage: https://www.spcapta.org.za

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
SPCA TSHWANE

AAN ALLE LEDE EN BELANGHEBBENDES
KENNISGEWING VAN ‘N ALGEMENE JAARVERGADERING

Geliewe kennis te neem van die 111de Algemene Jaarvergadering van die DBV TSHWANE wat gehou sal word:

SATERDAG, 16 JULIE 2022
om
09:00
via
‘N ELEKTRONIESE KONFERENSIE PLATFORM (besonderhede hier onder) en te Waltloo-tak

Agenda:
1. Opening
2. Bywoning, verskoning, en kworum
3. Notule – Algemene Jaarvergadering gehou op 31 Julie 2021
4. Aanbieding van die Voorsitter se verslag
5. Aanbieding van die finansiële jaarstate vir die jaar geëindig 31 Maart 2022
6. Aanstelling van Ouditeure
7. Verkiesing and aanstelling van Bestuurskomitee
8. Afsluiting

 

Toegang en stemreg:
All belanghebbendes is welkom om die vergadering by te woon via die elektroniese konferensie platform asook by ons perseel in Waltloo. As gevolg van COVID-19-risiko-en-besprekings, sal die DBV TSHWANE-AJV van 2022 sal deur middel van elektroniese konferensie gehou en vir die wat dit in person wil bywoon by ons Waltloo Tak. RSVP na chairperson@spcapta.org.za teen 10 Julie 2022 om ‘n skakel te ontvang om by die vergadering aan te sluit. Slegs opbetaalde lede mag stem op vergaderingsake en kan gevra word om bevredigende identifikasie te voorsien.

 

Navrae:
Vir finasiële jaarstate, notule en ander navrae kontak: chairperson@spcapta.org.za. Afskrifte van die agenda en verwante dokumente al saam met die skakel voorsien word, en sal voor die vergadering op ons webtuiste https://www.spcapta.org.za beskikbaar wees.

BESTUURSKOMITEE
DBV TSHWANE

SPCA Tshwane – Your Society needs your help.

UPDATE: R 166 000 RAISED TO DATE

Notwithstanding prudent financial management and ongoing fundraising initiatives, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tshwane has seen a continued decline in its income in recent months which leaves us in a precarious financial situation. This is attributed to the possible widespread stressed economy where many households are impacted and have had no other option than to suspend or cancel their monthly support, leaving us with a significant income deficit. In addition there is a significant increase in the number of pets that are surrendered to our branches that results in increased kennel costs.

We pride ourself that up to 40% of our income is normally generated through the sale of in-branch services that reduce our reliance on public support, but these have not escaped the impact of Covid-19 and a dwindling economy as public support of our veterinary clinics, sale of pet products, adoptions, boarding kennels etc. are all impacted and are well below the required capacity.

We serve an area of 6200kms – our Inspectorate is in call 24/7 to respond to animal cruelty complaints and our vehicle running costs remain excessive as a result. Keeping our staff safe during the Covid-19 pandemic remains a priority and that comes with increased costs for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the ongoing sanitation of branches. Goods donations to our charity shops and markets have drastically reduced which results in reduced sales income. As you may be aware, our branches are located in industrial areas that pose a high risk for crime and our Waltloo branch in particular has been the target or several break-ins and burglaries which resulted in increased security cost to keep our staff and animals safe, as well as an increase in insurance premiums.

Despite active lobbying, The Society also does not receive any funding from the government or the City of Tshwane and is totally reliant on your support to ensure continued service to the community as we’re the only animal welfare organisation that can investigate and prosecute cases of animal cruelty.

Despite these difficult financial circumstances, our staff remain positive and are readily available to assist all animals and fulfil our mandate by keeping our operations and facilities functional.

The SPCA TSHWANE is appealing to the public to assist us by making an URGENT once-off or recurring donation. Without this support we will not be able to meet all our financial obligations fully for May.

Donations can be done securely online at https://spcapta.org.za/donate-now/ or directly into the SPCA TSHWANE account:

SPCA TSHWANE
First National Bank
Current Account: 56160007452
Branch code: 261550

Reference: Appeal

Please send your proof of payment to fundraising@spcapta.org.za

SPCA Tshwane is a registered Public Benefit Organisation with Section 18A status and all bona fide donations qualify for a tax certificate and can be deducted from the donor’s taxable income. Please email fundraising@spcapta.org.za for more info. If you are unable to make a financial contribution at this time, please consider supporting one or more of our services:

Please contact your nearest SPCA TSHWANE branch for more information.

Waltloo Branch – Tel: 0128035219 / 0834533863 after-hours

Centurion Branch – Tel: 0126645644 / 0828075671 after-hours

SPCA Tshwane – Notice of an Annual General Meeting / Kennisgewing van ‘n Algemene Jaarvergadering – 2021

TO ALL MEMBERS AND STAKEHOLDERS
NOTICE OF AN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Please be advised that the 111th Annual General Meeting of the SPCA TSHWANE will be held:

SATURDAY, 31 JULY 2021
at
10:00
via
AN ELECTRONIC CONFERENCING PLATFORM (details below)

Agenda:

  1. Opening
  2. Attendance, apologies, and quorum
  3. Minutes – Annual General Meeting 31 July 2021
  4. Presentation of the Chairperson’s report
  5. Presentation of the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2021
  6. Appointment of Auditors
  7. Election and appointment of Management Committee
  8. Closing

Admission and voting:
All stakeholders are welcome to attend the meeting via the electronic conferencing platform. Due to COVID-19 risk and restrictions, the 2021 SPCA TSHWANE AGM will be conducted entirely via electronic conferencing. RSVP to chairperson@spcapta.org.za by 28 July 2021 to receive the link to join the meeting. Only paid-up members may vote on business of the meeting and may be required to provide satisfactory identification.

Enquiries:
For financial statements, minutes, and any other queries contact chairperson@spcapta.org.za. Copies of meeting documents will be available prior to the meeting via the link and our webpage: https://www.spcapta.org.za

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
SPCA TSHWANE

AAN ALLE LEDE EN BELANGHEBBENDES
KENNISGEWING VAN ‘N ALGEMENE JAARVERGADERING

Geliewe kennis te neem van die 111de Algemene Jaarvergadering van die DBV TSHWANE wat gehou sal word:

SATERDAG, 31 JULIE 2021
om
10:00
via
‘N ELEKTRONIESE KONFERENSIE PLATFORM (besonderhede hier onder)

Agenda:
1. Opening
2. Bywoning, verskoning, en kworum
3. Notule – Algemene Jaarvergadering gehou op 31 Julie 2020.
4. Aanbieding van die Voorsitter se verslag
5. Aanbieding van die finansiële jaarstate vir die jaar geëindig 31 Maart 2021
6. Aanstelling van Ouditeure
7. Verkiesing and aanstelling van Bestuurskomitee
8. Afsluiting

Toegang en stemreg:
All belanghebbendes is welkom om die vergadering by te woon via die elektroniese konferensie platform. As gevolg van COVID-19-risiko-en-besprekings, sal die DBV TSHWANE-AJV van 2021 geheel en al deur middel van elektroniese konferensie gehou word. RSVP na chairperson@spcapta.org.za teen 28 Julie 2021 om ‘n skakel te ontvang om by die vergadering aan te sluit. Slegs opbetaalde lede mag stem op vergaderingsake en kan gevra word om bevredigende identifikasie te voorsien.

Navrae:
Vir finasiële jaarstate, notule en ander navrae kontak: chairperson@spcapta.org.za. Afskrifte van die agenda en verwante dokumente al saam met die skakel voorsien word, en sal voor die vergadering op ons webtuiste https://www.spcapta.org.za beskikbaar wees.

BESTUURSKOMITEE
DBV TSHWANE

Calling all Corporate Volunteers – Book for Mandela Week today!

Employee Volunteerism is an important component of our fundraising strategy to supplement our income whilst we provide appropriate and safe opportunities for company employees to make a time-based contribution.

Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday.

In view of Covid-19 restrictions, we are planning our Mandela Day activities well in advance, and spreading these over a period of 05 days between Monday 12 July through to Friday 16  July. 

Participation will be limited so pre-booking is essential to ensure that we can offer activities safely. 

All volunteerism activities will be outdoors, all COVID-19 regulations will be observed – the number of people will be strictly controlled, sanitation stations provided, attendance registers must be completed on entry, and facemasks throughout the visit are essential.

Volunteer tasks could include:

  • Cleaning kennels, bowls, blankets, offices, cars, windows, etc
  • Gardening e.g. collecting litter, weeding, raking, etc
  • Spending time with the animals
  • Washing blankets
  • Cleaning storerooms 

We have 2 (two) branches – Waltloo, Silverton, and Centurion. Each of the branches has a unique list of needs that Corporates can pre-book for their staff on a pre-selected date. 

Please make contact with our respective General Manager at the branch of your choice for more information on how you can get involved:

Waltloo Branch - Dewald Wahlstrand

316 Petroleum Street, Waltloo, Pretoria, Gauteng.
Office:  012-803-5219
Email: dewald@spcapta.org.za

Centurion Branch - Karen Gelderblom

Kruger Avenue, Lyttelton, Centurion, Pretoria, Gauteng.
Office: 012-664-5644  

Email: centurion@spcapta.org.za

MEDIA RELEASE: PRETORIA ZOO

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tshwane thanks every concerned member of the public that responded to the recent public and media reports about the animal welfare concerns at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (Pretoria Zoo).

Three senior SPCA Tshwane Inspectors made an unannounced visit to the Pretoria Zoo on Tuesday 13 April 2021. The Zoo management consented to a detailed inspection of all the enclosures.

  • All the large animal enclosures were inspected and occupied enclosures had provision of drinking water and other necessities;
  • All the primate enclosures were inspected and occupied enclosures had provision of drinking water and other necessities;
  • All the bird enclosures were inspected and occupied enclosures had provision of drinking water and other necessities;
  • All the smaller carnivore enclosures were inspected and all occupied enclosures had provision of drinking water and other necessities.

Many of the enclosures are empty and these will need to be properly cleaned and readied before receiving animals in these enclosures.

SPCA’s nationally believe that commercial captive wildlife facilities are unnecessary. There are a plethora of welfare concerns surrounding zoos as it is impossible to provide the five freedoms to wild animals in captivity which results in behavioural, emotional, and physical issues. Learn more about the NSPCA Wildlife Protection Unit https://nspca.co.za/about-us/units/wildlife-protection-unit/

The SPCA Tshwane will continue to undertake welfare inspections at this zoo and initiate the necessary action if and when it is required.

We wish to extend our gratitude to the many caring and concerned persons who report cases of abuse. You are our eyes and ears in the community, helping us to prevent animal cruelty and neglect.

To report animal cruelty please contact our Inspectors on 012 803 5219 during office hours or 0834533863 or 0828075671 after hours. You can also email full details of the complaint to inspectors@spcapta.org.za.

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