Prevent animal cruelty by becoming pro-active in your efforts. It is no longer acceptable to just talk about it; you must start taking action.
1. Be a responsible pet owner. Learn and understand the best way to take care of your pets. Basic needs include food, shelter, vaccinations, and vet care when necessary. Also, give your pet positive experiences like regular exercise and outdoor play. Cuddles and scratches on the neck are also a great way to show affection.
2. Help other pets in need. Fostering is a great way to help animals in need. Currently, the animal shelters in Seychelles are overwhelmed with rescued and surrendered animals. The SSPCA shelter has over 270 animals, even though the capacity is only 140. Sadly, many pets get surrendered to shelters for various reasons. By fostering an animal, you can help it recover and get over its abandonment issues.
3. Speak up if you witness animal cruelty, abuse, or neglect. Take action and do what you can to stop someone from mistreating an animal. Don’t put yourself in harm’s way but report animal cruelty to the SSPCA and get other witnesses to speak up too.
4. Stop littering and start cleaning up the roads and beaches. Be a pro-active member of society and stop turning a blind eye to littering. Many stray dogs or dogs with homes wander the streets eating from trash littering the side-walks; this is not healthy and can cause injury, which could lead to death. Start advocating for a cleaner island and lead by example.
5. Teach your children to respect and show kindness to animals. When parents set a good example, children will follow. Show children how to treat animals with love and compassion. Help them to grow up to become the next generation of advocates for animals.
6. Demand stricter laws for the protection of animals. Stronger animal welfare laws and harsher penalties will lead to fewer cruelty cases. Speak up to the authorities who have the power to put these laws in place.
7. Volunteer at an animal shelter. You can help animals in need by volunteering your time at the SSPCA animal shelter. An animal that was mistreated needs support, sometimes immediately. You can make a real difference by taking an animal out of a harmful situation and showing it kindness and care. Sometimes all an animal wants is someone that offers them compassion.
8. Make a donation to an animal shelter. The animal shelters in Seychelles are non-profit charities that all work towards a common cause: eliminate animal cruelty and suffering in Seychelles. By making a donation, you can help these shelters continue with their excellent work.
You can make a donation to the SSPCA through PayPal or by bank deposit/transfer:
Account name: Seychelles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Rupee account 01202033207000
Euro Account 21002033207000
USD Account 32002033207000
Bank Name: NOUVOBANQ SIMBC (Seychelles International Mercantile banking Corporation Ltd)
Bank Address: Nouvobanq House, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles
Swift Code: NOVHSCSC
Your donation will go towards paying staff salaries and buying food and supplies for the animals.
9. Educate your friends and family members about the issue. Help people to understand that they can intervene in situations where animals are being neglected or even tormented. Animals have a right to live without fear, pain, and distress.
10. Offer help to people who are overwhelmed with their animals. The COVID pandemic has sent many families into financial crisis, and they are no longer able to look after their animals as they once good. If you know of someone in need, offer to buy animal food for their pets or pay for a vet bill. Animals aren’t necessarily neglected out of a lack of love. Sometimes it just comes down to finances. Paying it forward is a great way to show that you care for both animals and other human beings. What you give, you shall receive!
“Animal cruelty includes intentional, malicious acts of harm and less clear-cut situations where the needs of an animal are neglected. Violence against animals has been linked to a higher likelihood of criminal violence and domestic abuse.” Humane Society
“The only way we can truly stamp out cruelty to animals is if all of us are vigilant and willing to do our part.” Cesar Milan
For any questions or more info about animal cruelty or to report animal cruelty or neglect, please call the SSPCA shelter on 271 0088 or send an email at email@example.com.