ABOUT US

who are we

SPCA Assisi was established in 1996 by Frank Richter who realised the need for a animal welfare organisation in the Kouga Region. Our Society is one of over 80 Societies in South Africa and 10 within the Eastern Cape.
We are the only SPCA in the world to carry the name of the patron saint of domestic animals: “Francis of Assisi”. 

mission & vision

OUR MISSION

The Mission of the SPCA is to prevent cruelty and promote the welfare of all animals.

OUR vision

The Vision is to end animal cruelty In South Africa and engender compassion for all animals.

spca committee

GERHARDT FOUCHE

Chairman

Gerhardt joined to committee in 2018, assisting initially with the Marketing of the Society before taking the chair in October 2018. His business, NETPOSITION, provides Internet Services as well as Web hosting with clients all over South Africa. Gerhardt also created the local Facebook Community group Jeffreys Bay Online  in February 2016 and understands the value of online marketing.

After spending almost  20 years in the SA Navy serving in various posts after completing his Naval Officer’s training, he brings a vast knowledge of people and resource management to the table and is well suited to take the society to the next level, optimizing modern technology for management purposes.

He ran a very successful educational anti fireworks campaign during September 2018 within KOUGA reaching out and involving many schools in the region. In May 2019 the KOUGA Municipality approved a KOUGA Animal Management Committee proposed by him.  

“I am very proud to be associated with SPCA ASSISI  with a strong committee in support. We hope to make a difference in the lives of all animals in the KOUGA Region, and ultimately prevent cruelty to animals.”  he said. 

NATASSJA BARNARD

Media & Fundraising Manager

Natassja has served on the committee since 2016, having been involved with fund raising activities, marketing and media. Today she looks after the Human Resources and Operational aspects.

In the absence of a Fund Raising manager, she also manages this portfolio. She is indeed a very active member of the society.   

Natassja is employed full time as a director of ACS Empowerment Solutions and provides a Consultation service to many businesses in the Eastern Cape with regards to BEE, employment equity and skills development.   

LOUIS BAKKES

Logistics

This position is currently vacant.

JENNY PUTTER

Treasurer

Jenny has been with the Society for just over 2 years now, looking after the financial affairs, collecting monies, doing the banking and payments of our accounts.

She brings many years of experience to the table and has a great heart for the animal kingdom, volunteering her time accordingly. 

 

Jenny Morris

Secretary & Administrator

 

 

 

spca staff

GENERAL MANAGER 
Ryan Randall

TRAINEE INSPECTOR
Luyando Renge

FIELD OFFICER
Desman Dous 

KENNEL MANAGER
Vusumzi Singhata

MAINTENANCE & KENNEL HAND
Boetie August
Helman Daza 
Justice Olifant

ADMINISTRATOR
Gail Miller

CHARITY SHOP

SUZANNE KRUGER

Manager Charity Shop

Suzanne has been managing animal affairs in Jeffreys Bay for many years.  She manages the shop very efficiently ensuring there is always people in the shop.

She is by far the greatest volunteer most have ever seen, providing her time towards managing many Facebook Groups in order to keep an eye on animal related matters, with her sideline hobby being assisting with feral cats in Jeffreys Bay. 

FLOOR MANAGER 
Carolina Hill

SALES MANAGER
Ian

SECURITY MANAGER
Andrew Strydom

DONATE

We would like you to know that not only will your donation directly benefit the animals in our area but – through a sharing agreement between all SPCAs nationwide – a portion will be used in other, less fortunate areas to benefit animals over a wider area. We feel sure you will approve of this outreach initiative and wish to thank you most sincerely for supporting our SPCA and the movement generally.

BANKING DETAILS

Bank : ABSA
Branch : HUMANSDORP
Account Number : 4067201316
Branch Code: 632005