Entries by Craig Stone

uMngeni SPCA needs YOU!

With economic times as tough as nails, we are feeling the crunch more than ever. As much as we are here for the animals, and always will be, we are completely dependent on you, the Public and Private/Corporate Sector for funds to assist us in making sure that the welfare of all animals, currently and […]

Interacting with wild animals

The ethics of interaction programmes involving wild animals have started to be questioned more often in today’s times. Claims of it being done in the name of conservation and education are often heard. But is there any truth in this? In order to contribute to the conservation of a species, rehabilitation and release of animals […]

Don’t buy, ADOPT!!

To give another homeless pet, a loving, happy home is so important.  Many people feel that buying a pure bred pet is the way to go, but, this has many drawbacks.  After sharing my story of the loss of our beloved dog last week, I got to thinking. Whilst my family and I are not […]

When it’s time to say goodbye…

It’s never easy to say goodbye to a beloved pet, someone who is so part of a family, that when they are no longer there, you experience grief in varying degrees, anger as to why it had to happen and guilt for thinking more could have been done. My family and I have just recently […]

“Thank you.”

Those two little words (or “thanks” if you want to be quick about it) can mean a lot. Or, depending on how you wield them, they can mean almost nothing. Just like “How are you?” or “I love you,” “Thank you” is a phrase that can hold great weight or have all the heft and permanence […]

Out and about with our Trees of Love

It’s that time of the year again, when we celebrate Christmas our way! By spreading good cheer and the gift of giving, we hope to always make a difference to the lives of all animals. Once again, our Trees of Love are out and about in Howick and Hilton this week. If you haven’t seen […]


Many of you may have heard of Outreach KZN but do not really know what it is all about.   It is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture and Animal Welfare Organisations in KZN. Animals from the indigent areas are the beneficiaries of the Project through the participation of their local animal welfare organisations. The […]