The Durban & Coast Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (South Africa) is a registered non-profit organisation (002-312 NPO) and public benefit organisation (PBO 930001302), an incorporated association not for gain and a member of the National Council of SPCAs.
We rescue abused and neglected domestic, farm and wild animals, promote responsible pet ownership, provide a shelter for strays, and a veterinary service for pets of underprivileged people.
We receive no state funding and are reliant on the community we serve for operating costs. Compassion costs nothing, but pet food, veterinary equipment and supplies, vehicles for transporting rescued animals, etc does. If you would like to support your SPCA please click here to make an immediate donation online. We also gratefully accept donations of pet food which may be dropped off at our premises in Springfield Park.
The present Management Committee comprises:
Two sister SPCA societies provide services in Phoenix and Ballito respectively. Having separate branches located in areas of great need helps streamline our service to both animals and those who care about them.
The Phoenix SPCA, situated at 163 Avonford Crescent, provides a Veterinary Clinic and health care service for pets of disadvantaged owners who cannot afford the services of a private vet. Food is sold to assist with fundraising.
Situated at Farmwatch R 83, off the M4, the Dolphin Coast SPCA is a satellite of the Durban & Coast SPCA managed by Inspector Debbie Filmalter (pictured) and provides a complete service, including facilities for stray, abandoned and rescued animals, Inspectorate services, a Veterinary Clinic and adoption service. The branch also runs a charity shop, The Dog Box, situated at 11 Jack Powell Road in Ballito.
The SPCA movement began in England in 1824 and over the years, has spread across the globe. Almost every country in the world now has an SPCA.
Founded over 100 years ago in 1897, the Durban & Coast SPCA is the largest SPCA in KZN. Despite facing insurmountable odds through many difficult years, our SPCA has gone from strength to strength and become a dynamic, recognised body, considered to be the foremost authority on animal welfare.
Far more than just an animal shelter and adoption facility, the SPCA plays a humanising role in society, educating people – especially children – about the rights of all living creatures, and working for better legal protection for animals (particularly farm animals) and more severe penalties for perpetrators of cruelty.
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NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT
Provide care and shelter for one of the cats that live permanently at our SPCA because they cannot be re-homed – with your monthly sponsorship gift of just R150.
Volunteering is an enriching experience for anyone who has some free time on a regular basis and wants to make a difference. You need to be over 16 years of age, reliable and have your own transport.
It costs you nothing, and you'll help animals every time you swipe the card at Woolworths and other participating stores. Be sure to nominate Durban & Coast SPCA as the beneficiary. Download the app from the Apple store or Google play, or click the button to sign up online.
Helping to make a better world for animals is the perfect way to honour a friend or loved one who prefers not to receive gifts for a birthday, anniversary or other celebration.
Enjoy a cuppa or a light meal in the tranquil setting of our cafe and tea garden. Meet our famous yard cats, browse plants for sale, visit our charity shop or Adoption Centre.
If kindness towards animals has been one of the guiding principles of your life, wouldn’t you enjoy knowing that your voice against cruelty, neglect, greed and ignorance will continue to be heard beyond your lifetime?
Your unwanted furniture, clothing, household appliances, books, jewellery, etc can be sold in our charity shop to raise funds towards the care of our furry orphans. We also appreciate gifts of pet food, blankets, etc.
If you own or manage a retail outlet or are a member of a club, why not keep one of our collection tins on your counter? Small change mounts up quickly and makes a big difference to our Society!
We have a charity shop filled with amazing bargains, as well as a section of brand new pet products – collars & leads, tick & flea remedies, grooming products, toys & pet food.
Fill your garden with beautiful healthy seedlings, shrubs and trees supplied by Ladybird Landscapes. Large selection available at our nursery, adjacent to Coffee Cats.
Throughout the year we run a series of competitions and events – from a fantastic trail run along the Umgeni River, annual golf day, sushi night and regular flea markets and second hand book sales. You'll also find us at the ECR House & Garden Show.
Animals can't speak for themselves - they need compassionate people to speak for them. If you know of an animal that is being ill treated or neglected, call us on 031 579 6501 or our emergency after hours number, 083 212 6103.
We need volunteers for a variety of tasks, including helping out at events, sorting jumble and fundraising.
If you would prefer to donate by direct deposit, please use these details:
Branch code: 220226
Account no: 62238932893
Account name: SPCA Durban
Your donation will not only directly benefit the animals in our area but – through a sharing agreement between all SPCAs nationwide – a portion will be used in other, less fortunate regions to benefit animals over a wider area. We feel sure you will approve of this outreach initiative and wish to thank you most sincerely for supporting our SPCA and the movement generally.
During the year, we run a series of fun events. Follow the links below for more information.
Please note boarding is subject to availability. Your booking is not guaranteed until confirmed by us.
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