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Krugersdorp SPCA to shut its doors

The organisation says it’s been struggling to stay open over the past year, due to a lack of funding.

FILE: This SPCA says it’s hoping local funders will be able to help them out. Picture: SPCA.

JOHANNESBURG - The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Krugersdorp on the West Rand is expected to close down this week.

The organisation says it's been struggling to stay open over the past year, due to a lack of funding.

At least four of its 80 offices around the country have already been shut down.

The National Council for the SPCA says it's battling to keep its doors open because it desperately needs donations from local communities.

Spokesperson, Jaco Pieterse says this is partly because of the misconception that the SPCA is a government-funded entity.

"Ultimately, if there is no interest from the community then the SPCA cannot continue with its operation."

The Krugersdorp branch is the latest office to shut its doors but the SPCA's Jolene Beyleveld says they will now operate from Johannesburg.

"The settlement areas will still go out there and provide outreach services so the impact will be minimal."

This association says it's hoping local funders will be able to help them out.