What is the problem the SSPCA is addressing?
The SSPCA is currently one of the only organizations attempting to deal with the country’s stray population of dogs and cats. These animals are traffic hazards and have a negative impact on the image of Seychelles as a tourist destination, which accounts for nearly 80% of the country’s GDP. Education and preventative measures are needed and can help stop the mistreatment and abuse of animals. The SSPCA is committed to uplifting animal welfare in Seychelles.
How does SSPCA solve the problem?
The SSPCA aims to sterilize a large population of stray animals and to provide initial primary treatment and long-term care to injured, abandoned, mistreated and neglected domestic animals. In 2019 and 2020 SSPCA together with the Spay Sisters, a charity organization out of the UK, sterilized over a 1000 animals respectively. District sterilizations of animals are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays and sterilizations are performed at the shelter by Dr Maria Tirant, our resident Vet each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Welfare Officer goes to schools with educational programs focused on how to care for animals and help implement an adoption program for stray and unwanted animals. Through providing initial medical care, we can save mistreated and injured animals with a view to rehoming them.
What is the potential long-term impact of SSPCA?
SSPCA has built the first animal shelter and welfare center in Seychelles, with the long-term goal of providing a center where stray and neglected domestic animals can be treated, cared for, rehabilitated and ultimately adopted into new homes.
What is the capacity of the shelter?
The SSPCA shelter has room for 170 animals. Currently, the shelter is running at 100% capacity, caring for and feeding over 200 animals at the shelter and those in foster care.
How can you help?
- Foster an animal or adopt an animal.
- Donate food, money, time or other.
- Volunteer at the shelter.
- Spread the word by sharing our posts on social media.