Our Short-Term Wildlife Care Facility offers full-flight aviaries, aqua pens, small mammal night and day enclosures as well as temperature controlled environments for reptiles.
We rescue all kinds of wildlife, including seals, porcupines, owls, tortoises, caracals, wild birds, small buck and snakes, to name but a few.
The CoGH SPCA’s Wildlife Department saw a total of 2 715 wild animals last year with 1 825 of these animals requiring admission to our short term care facility for further treatment.
Cruelty to wildlife happens for the purposes of commercial gain, the production of muti or in the name of protection.
In poverty stricken communities, people capture and maim wild animals in the hopes of finding a buyer for them and some use wild animal body parts for protection. Our wildlife Unit also works to put an end to incidents where locals abuse wild animals to provide tourists with entertainment and benefit themselves financially.
Focus is placed on successfully releasing as many animals as possible.
Very often injured animals end up at our facility as a result of human-wildlife conflict. Most human-wildlife conflict originates from a lack of tolerance and understanding of the animals’ natural behavior and how we as humans can appropriately interact with them. We believe that through education many incidences of such conflict can be prevented.
We also work with the relevant authorities to bring an end to the illegal keeping, import and sale of exotic animals as pets. In addition to this, we keep a watchful eye on circuses, zoos, pet shops, aquaria and other captive wildlife facilities.
It is our greatest wish that all people could understand the importance of keeping animals in the wild and preserving the necessary habitat for them to do so.There is no greater feeling in the world than watching a wild animal return to the wild!
For more information about how you can assist us in our #Run4Wildlife #Care4Wildlife campaign please contact Natasha Johannes on 021 700 4155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org