Going to the dogs (and cats)
– proceeds from these events

Join us - or support us!

Our SPCA supporters are a lively lot! Over the next two months there'll be a lot of running going on – all aimed at generating much needed income for the homeless dogs and cats in our care.

Please will YOU join in? Either by participating ... or by sponsoring Dougal or one of our Team SPCA runners?

Trail Run: Sunday 15 September from 7am (Registration opens 6am)

This popular annual event takes place through the 'green corridor' along the banks of the Umgeni River, just a stone's throw away from our Springfield Park premises. You will not believe how close you are to the City, as you enjoy the fresh air and abundant birdlife along the route. With three different distances to choose from (5km, 14km and 22km), the event is suitable for both experienced runners and those who prefer a slower stroll with the family. Regretfully, no dogs are allowed on the trail.

There are prizes to be won and lots of lucky draws, as well as food and drinks on sale before and after the run. Click here more information and to enter.

Sponsor Dougal

SPCA mascot Dougal (aka Mark Maxwell) will be taking on the 5km trail run to raise funds for our furry orphans. So, if you don't want to go to all the effort of running the trail yourself, why not let Dougal do it for you – and sponsor him for R10, R20, or R50 per kilometre? It's Mark's first run in the dog suit – and it's going to take all the encouragement you can give to make it a success. Please click here to sponsor Dougal now!

Sponsor Team SPCA in the FNB Durban CitySurf 10km run: Sunday 13 October

This year, we have seven runners taking on the challenge – each hoping to raise R5 000 for our SPCA. Please support our runners along the route and help them reach their targets. Click here to meet the runners ...find out what makes them tick ... and sponsor one or more of them.

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