Our Shelter at 155 Foster Road provides a temporary home for strays and unfortunate pets where they receive treatment and rehabilitation before they can be rehomed (adopted). The shelter can safely house up to 120 cats and dogs at a time, depending on whether we have enough staff and on many other factors such as (for example) the health and age of the animals. This means SPCA is not always able to accommodate new intakes. There are, in fact, far more strays and unwanted cats and dogs than SPCA's shelter can accommodate. The SPCA Shelter is not a sanctuary. It is a temporary home only and we do not condone keeping animals in cages for lengthy periods (SPCA's limited space does not allow sufficient space for proper exercise of dogs at this time).
There are many ways to help - visit the "Get Involved" section to learn more.
We encourage you to take care of your pets and help prevent new litters by getting your male and female pets desexed. You can help reduce the stray animal issue by supporting our CLAW Community Outreach programme.
The Clinic, also at 155 Foster Road, aims to provide affordable veterinary care for owned and stray animals. The Clinic also provides the facility for desexing of both owned and stray cats and dogs. Revenue generated from the Clinic is used to support the upkeep of the shelter and to cover the cost hiring qualified veterinarians and nurses who are needed to run the Clinic. See Services & Fees to learn how our Clinic can serve you.
Rescue and Cruelty Investigations
Under the law, cruelty to animals, including failure to provide adequate food and shelter, is a crime. Regardless of the law, inhumane treatment of any animal is a poor reflection of our people as a nation. Most religions teach us to "do no harm". SPCA stands for the "prevention of cruelty to animals". As part of this mission, we attend to cases of cruelty, neglect and abuse and, where possible, aim to better the lives of the many strays on our streets. We work with the Ministry of Agriculture and town and city councils as well as with the Police when necessary.
Everyone can help prevent cruelty to animals.