Instilling a philosophy of compassion towards all living beings is the very foundation of prevention of cruelty.   People who don’t know any better cannot be expected to treat animals humanely.   It is our experience that many people who learn that animals have feelings just like ours and should not be subjected to inhumane treatment are more than willing to change the way they look after their animals; they want to do the right thing once they know what that is.   It is all about education.

Pre-Primary Schools:  Last year we visited many of the pre-primary schools in and around Howick.

Primary Schools:   Children of Primary School age are considered to be the best subjects and we would dearly love to have a programme in place that can reach all those primary school youngsters in our area.   Such an enormous task needs to be tackled one step at a time.

High Schools: We find it difficult to fit into the extremely busy timetables of High Schools and so prefer to concentrate on Primary School children.

Last year we had several visits from school parties to our Animal Shelter in Campbell Road, Howick.

Adult Education:  This is tackled by our Field Officers on a one-on-one basis during the course of their work.   Our outreach clinics held several times a year also give us the opportunity for education to large groups of animal owners.




Meet the team

Anne Smith - SPCA Plant Lady

Anne SmithAnne has been the driving force behind establishing our Gardeners’ Corner, firstly at Campbell Road and later at our Fundraising Centre in Main Street Howick.   She has been with us through thick and thin, planning, executing and running our highly successful plant nursery.   Anne not only sources plants from nurseries at very special prices, she also goes to Kloof SPCA to fetch loads of plants donated from their nursery and she also pots out slips, cuttings, divisions of huge matted plants and other material that is donated by gardeners.  Whatever else she does with her magic wand to produce the huge stock of fine plants, seedlings, shrubs and trees to sell at competitive prices I wouldn’t know but the measure of her success is in the band of loyal supporters who always look for their garden requirements at the SPCA Centre before they even think of going anywhere else.

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