Bare plaster walls are hard to keep clean and germ free

Help us keep sick and injured animals safe from infection

Just as we are vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, animals too face danger from viruses that are just as contagious and deadly to them. Viruses that we’ve been battling for a lot longer than COVID-19.

Like parvovirus . . . which attacks the gastro-intestinal tract, causing fever, vomiting, lethargy and bloody diarrhea. It mainly affects dogs, especially puppies. If left untreated, a puppy can die within 48-72 hours.

And the virus remains active on infected bedding and surfaces for weeks – posing a serious threat to any animal that comes into contact with it.

That’s why we need to keep our hospital and isolation kennels and cages meticulously clean. To prevent the spread of parvo – and the equally deadly distemper and cat ‘flu’ – all surfaces are washed down and sanitised up to three times a day.

But all this vigorous cleaning has taken its toll.

Paint has peeled off the walls, leaving bare plaster, chips and cracks that could harbour germs despite our best efforts. This means we can’t use a kennel that’s housed an infected animal until all risk has passed. Which could take weeks . . . leaving us short of space if other sick and injured animals need treatment.

We urgently need to repaint the hospital kennels and cages with special paint designed for hospital wards – hardwearing, smooth and easy to clean. And we simply don’t have the money to tackle this right now, unless you will help.

If you can make a donation now of R495, R395 or even R295, we’ll be able to start painting right away.

Your gift is not just about providing much needed paint. It’s about protecting sick and injured animals that depend on our SPCA to heal them.

Jerry the pitbull is just one of those animals. He was picked up in Glen Hills in very poor condition . . . starving, barely able to walk, and with a badly damaged tail.

Despite all this, he showed no aggression. We were sure that he had been loved at some stage in his life. And we were determined that he would find love and happiness again.

Sadly his tail had to be amputated and he spent some time in our hospital recovering from his op. But it was all worth it when Jerry was eventually placed in a very special home, where he is thriving!

As one of our staunch supporters, you make happy endings like this possible. Please will you help again now, to ensure that animals like Jerry continue to be protected from infection in our hospital?

Thank you for caring!



Jerry couldn’t be happier with his new family. As a supporter of our SPCA, your help ensures that animals like Jerry continue to be protected from infection in our hospital.

How you can get involved

If you love animals, please support our efforts to protect them from cruelty and neglect. There are lots of different ways to help.

Sponsor a Yard Cat

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.

Get a MySchool Card

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.

Donate in lieu of a gift

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.

Support Coffee Cats

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.

Include us in your Will

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?

Donate unwanted items

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.

Collect small change for us

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!

Shop til you drop

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.

Buy plants

Fill your garden with beautiful healthy seedlings, shrubs and trees supplied by Ladybird Landscapes. Large selection available at our nursery, adjacent to Coffee Cats.

Sponsor a kennel

When you sponsor a kennel at the SPCA at a cost of R150 monthly, your kindness doesn't only touch one dog. Hundreds of sad, hurting and frightened dogs will find sanctuary in 'your' kennel, while they wait to be adopted.

Report cruelty

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.

Amanzimtoti: 031 904 2424/5

Dolphin Coast (Ballito): 087 550 0512 /083 653 0127 (Emergencies)

Dundee & District: 034 212 2851

Empangeni: 034 792 9129/078 306 1439 (Emergencies)

Eshowe: 035 474 4169

Estcourt: 36 352 1476/083 555 9758 (Emergencies)

Greytown: 033 413 1181/033 413 1522

Howick: 033 330 4557/033 330 2672

Kloof & Highway: 031 764 1212

SPCA Inspector

Kokstad: 082 771 7229

Lower South Coast: 039 312 0962

Mooi River & District: 033 263 1526

Newcastle: 034 318 2346

Phoenix (Avonford Crescent) : 031 500 6452

Pietermaritzburg: 033 386 9267/8/9

Richards Bay: 035 753 2086

Sani: 033 702 1884