Sandton SPCA

Our Mission is to be the leading animal welfare organization in South Africa, enabling us to sustainably deliver on our mandate to prevent cruelty to animals and positively contribute to animal welfare through serving and educating our communities.

Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here: 

www.sandtonspca.org.za
https://twitter.com/SandtonSPCA
https://www.facebook.com/SandtonSPCA/

Describe in detail what your Organisation does:

The Sandton SPCA is autonomous, having its own Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) number, operating with its own constitutional district and taking full responsibility for its own affairs. Sandton SPCA is a member of the National Councils of SPCAs (NSPCA) and is bound by the rules of the SPCA Act 169 of 1993.

We support the 5 freedoms:

THE FIVE FREEDOMS

Freedom from Hunger and Thirst – by providing ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.
Freedom from Discomfort – by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting place.
Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease – by prevention, by rapid diagnosis and treatment.
Freedom to express normal behaviour – by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.
Freedom from Fear and Distress – by ensuring conditions and treatment that avoid mental suffering.

Our Mission
To be the leading animal welfare organization in South Africa, enabling us to sustainably deliver on our mandate to prevent cruelty to animals and positively contribute to animal welfare through serving and educating our communities.

How long has your Organisation been operational?

35 years

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation?

the ability to attract and retain good talent to run such a worthwhile and important organisation, as well the ability to generate funds

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words:

Speak for animals

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them?

Blessed is the Hand:
We have recently collaborated with Bless is the Hand which is an NPO in Alexandra which looks to help underprivileged kids. We have given soccer boots to two teams in Alex and looking to explore further opportunities.

Our idea is to educate and support the communities which in turn will improve the lives of animals and the way they are treated in those communities

If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be?

Adequate financial support from our government (or other!)

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack?

Commercial savvy

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation?

Make sure you manage your fund-raising very carefully

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be?

Prominent and effective support from government

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:

We have hired a dynamic general manager only 1 year ago and the changes to the organisation have been vast.

We have increased our adoption rates to be the highest of any animal shelter in Johannesburg.

We have infrared heating for the kennels so our animals don’t freeze during the cold winter months. we are setting up an education centre, and we have setup a charity shop to add support to much needed fundraising

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use?

Dependable, Trustworthy, Committed

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