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    National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - SA

    Preventing cruelty to animals.
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    PO Box 1320
    Alberton , 1450
    South Africa
    Contact Person: MARCELLE MEREDITH - Executive Director
    Phone: 27 11 907 3591 / 2 / 3
    Fax: 27 11 907 4013
    E-Mail: [email protected]

    Detailed Information:

    The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA), founded in 1956 as the Federation of SPCAs, is the umbrella body for 97 Societies situated throughout the Republic of South Africa. All of these Societies are autonomous but are governed by The Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 169 of 1993.

    The NSPCA was renamed in 1993 when, at the request of the member SPCAs, the body had its own self-governing Act of Parliament passed and signed into existence.  It is possible that the SPCA movement in South Africa, may be the only animal welfare organisation worldwide with its own self-governing Act.

    A crucial aspect of the Act is that it establishes the SPCA’s locus standi to act on behalf of animals. This means that an SPCA’s authority to enforce animal protection legislation can no longer be challenged in court.

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