Heroes rising from the ashes In one of the worst ecological disasters to hit the world in decades, there have been many victims — most notably the millions of animals who have perished in the flames. While the crisis of Australia’s bushfires is ongoing and far from over, the courage of the heroes involved in […]
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The police in the Western Cape has their hands full with drug dealers. Luckily, they have one member on their team with a nose for the job. Meet Savage, a three-year old Sable German Shepherd who has just received a South African Police Service Medal for his outstanding work in sniffing out drugs.
Every month at JOCK, we celebrate the unsung heroes, both dogs and humans, who make a difference in changing the lives of others and inspire us. With Mandela Day on the 18th of July, we thought we’d remind you of one of our biggest heroes working at the SPCA in Centurion. But more importantly, remind you that change can start with something really small: the seed of inspiration inside every one of us.
Bringing another member into the family is a big step. But what if you already have a ‘child’ in the home? How will your dog react and what can you do to ease the transition phase? Our in-house experts had a look at what people who’ve gone through this scenario have to say about dogs […]
For this year’s African Livestock Trade Fair (ALFA) 2018, JOCK will be sponsoring the Working Dog Expo to showcase some of the remarkable dog breeds best-suited to work alongside farmers. At the livestock expo, which…
With an air of self-importance that belies its diminutive size, the Pomeranian exudes cheeky confidence. Notoriously bossy and blessed with a cute fox-like face, this little character is the ideal companion dog — if you can keep him in his place…
Some individuals remind us that there’s nothing that can’t be accomplished through passion and persistence. Meet Christina Masemola, manager of the Centurion SPCA and head of the SPCA inspectorate: A true guardian of animal rights, Christina has been involved with the SPCA for over 18 years.
Dogs have been companions to blind people for centuries. An ancient Roman mural even depicts a blind man with a dog. Yet South Africa’s first official training school was only established in 1953 by Gladys Evans after she returned from England with her guide dog, Sheena.Training a guide dog is no mean feat. Training starts at about 1 year and takes 18 to 24 months to complete. And about a third of the puppies don’t make the cut.