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If you find a lost dog or cat, please bring them to the SPCA, or keep them safely in your home or yard and call us to come and collect the animal if you have no means whatsoever to bring the animal to the SPCA.

In terms of the Local Municipality By-Laws only the animal pound acting on behalf of the municipality may take in and keep stray animals.

We check if the animal is microchip by scanning the animal with our microchip scanner. If the animal does not have any identification, we keep them for 7 days, giving the owner a fair chance to claim their animal. If the owner fails to claim the animal within 7 days, the animal will go up for adoption.

All animals adopted from the SPCA gets sterilized, vaccinated, de-wormed and receives an identification disc, after a home inspection is conducted to ensure that the animal will go to a good home.

Eight Steps to Finding Your Pet

In the event of losing your pet, We recommend that you vigorously pursue the following resources:

  1. Contact your local SPCA. Note: If giving a report by phone be prepared to give a detailed physical description. It is always best to come view the animals in person and if possible, leave a photograph with the SPCA
  2. Place an add in the lost and found section of the local newspapers.
  3. Contact surrounding veterinary clinics.
  4. Make door to door inquiries in immediate and surrounding neighborhoods.
  5. Make flyers using a clear photograph and detailed description of your pet for placement in all locations of inquiry.
  6. Update your voicemail to make sure callers hear a message with details about your pet’s situation and your cell phone number. If someone finds your pet, you want him or her to be able to find you!
  7. For a cat, set a humane cat trap. A frightened cat’s instinct is to hide in silence. Traps can be rented from your local SPCA.
  8. Miscellaneous tips for finding your pet:

Most "lost" cats tend to stay in the general vicinity from which they disappeared.  It is rare that they would wander out of the immediate neighborhood, unless perhaps, they were recently moved. Be patient and creative in your search.

A "lost" dog will tend to travel into the oncoming wind. This should be your first direction of search.

After you find your pet, report back to all the facilities where you left a report. This reduces existing paperwork and increases the agencies' ability to match other lost pets with their owners. Also, be sure to take down any old flyers or posters in your neighborhood.

Spay or neuter your pet. This will help alleviate your pet's desire to roam and has many other benefits.

To report lost or found animals, please call our office on 016 422 1505 or complete the online Lost & Found form.

Lost & Found