Fires, Floods, Droughts are not uncommon in South Africa, they are all enormously destructive and impact heavily on the lives of people and animals. Disaster has a tendency to come at the worst of times and the NSPCA knows that the only form of planning for disasters is to have the resources ready. We ensure that there are specialist inspectors dispatched when animals are in dire need and we need your help.
The NSPCA is a statutory body, with specialized operational units, who deals with national issues and enforces the Animal Protection Act No. 71 of 1962 throughout South Africa. We do not receive any government funding and rely on the public to achieve our objectives of the prevention of animal cruelty. The NSPCA needs a team of inspectors on standby 24/7 to respond to disasters and emergencies.
Funding for this project will allow qualified and specialist inspectors to be dispatched to any area where disaster strikes at very short notice to provide relief and assist animal victims.
This project provides the South African community, no matter their status, the assurance that professionals are available to provide relief to the voiceless - animals. In 2017 we were able to assist with the Knysna Fires that destroyed approximately 15 000 hectares and left 10 000 residents homeless. We evacuated nearly 200 animals and survivors were taken for immediate veterinary attention. We need to be able to ensure that we remain financially ready for such an event.