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Cattle Will Suffer as Support for SPCAs Dwindles, IFP Warns

11 April 2019

SOUTH AFRICA - The vital work carried out by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in rural areas has been highlighted by the Inkatha Freedom Party.

Calling for greater support for the SPCA, the IFP said it is alarmed by reports that the welfare agency has started closing some of its branches, most notably in Mpumalanga, and that it is struggling to keep its doors open nationwide.

SPCA branches in Kloof and Highway, in KwaZulu-Natal, are also struggling as are many others in communities where anti-cruelty interventions are most needed, said the IFP.

"The SPCA also treats and vaccinates cattle, sheep and goats for free, which South Africans use for food security, to earn a living and for transport."

The party noted that the SPCA does not receive any government funding and a recent decision by the National Lottery Fund to cut its support for the SPCA has left many vulnerable animals in danger.

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Source: Times LIVE

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