Recently we have had a few pets getting out of properties. These pets are either picked up by other residents, some are picked up by contractors and taken home, some are run over by vehicles, some are lost for days or never found and some find themselves in the natural area, being chased by animals who feel threatened by their presence in its territory. In the case of residents finding these lost pets, we are able to assist in finding their home, in the case of them finding their way into the natural area, we attempt to capture them if found. When capturing them we try to do so without adding to much stress to the already scared and lost animal, and return them to their loving owners.
Those with collars with tags, we return without problem but those without collars with tags, we do not have any idea of who they belong to. In this case we keep them at a holding area for a few hours but if not collected, we take them to the vet to check for a microchip. If no microchip is found, they either remain at the vet or are taken to the SPCA.
Please help us by keeping an eye out for your own pets when leaving and returning to home. Please assist us by reporting lost animals to control room on 010 015 0968. We are also creating a data base for pets on the estate, please assist us with this idea in order that we may help you when your pet gets out.
Name, breed, colour, sex, age, sterilization MUST be done on all cats, and dogs are to be indicated if sterilization has been done or not, if a microchip is present or not and a photograph.
We will also need a preferred contact number in case of your pet getting out and a stand number.