All Press Releases for Dogs & Cats

Tough Justice for Woman Guilty of Animal Cruelty
9 February 2012
One of the toughest judgments ever for animal cruelty in South Africa was handed down by a Krugersdorp court today. Antoinette van Wyk (34), a mother of three, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for five years, plus a further 12 months h Read more »
Justice Time for Dog Buried Alive – Accused Men in Court
11 January 2012
The trial of two men accused of burying a dog alive on the sports field of a Cape Town school, begins on Friday 13th January. Poto Mfengu and Mkhumbuzi Ncedana, janitors at the Luhlaza Secondary High School in Khayelitsha, are charged under the anima Read more »
Puppy rescued from a puppy mill
7 November 2011
A search warrant was executed Monday morning for the removal of the dogs, and the animals are being transported to a nearby emergency shelter where they will receive medical care and treatment. The ASPCA is also collecting evidence for the investigat Read more »
28 October 2011
On October 14, concerned residents intercepted a truck packed with more than 800 dogs in Zigong, Sichuan province heading to Guangxi for slaughter. The dogs were cramped into 100 cages without food or water for three to four days. Veterinarians condu Read more »
14 October 2011
“IFAW is delighted with this achievement,” said Kate Nattrass Atema, IFAW’s Companion Animal Program Director. “IFAW was closely involved with the drafting of this Written Declaration and lobbied for its support because we bel Read more »
20 September 2011
Together, IFAW and the Cummings School seek to collaborate on research and share training opportunities for staff and students.  Several Cummings School students have previously worked on IFAW sponsored projects all over the world including elep Read more »