Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

A Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a common name for non-profit animal welfare organizations around the world. The oldest SPCA organization is the RSPCA, which was founded in England in 1824. SPCA organizations operate independently of each other and campaign for animal welfare, assist in the prevention of cruelty to animals cases.

SPCA organizations by continent

Africa

  • BotswanaBotswana Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (BSPCA)
  • Egypt — General/Cairo SPCA
    • Branches all over Egypt, Cairo SPCA is the oldest association in Africa and the Middle East, established in 1895.
  • Kenya — Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (KSPCA)[1]
  • Namibia — Tierschutzverein (SPCA) Swakopmund[2]
  • South Africa
    • National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA)
    • Cape Town — Cape of Good Hope Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Asia

  • Lahore, PakistanSociety for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • PhilippinesPhilippine Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Singapore — Singapore Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Hong Kong — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong)
  • Taiwan (ROC)Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals www.spca.org.tw
  • Iran — Iran Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tehran, Iran) www.iranspca.com
  • Bahrain — Bahrain Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Askar, Bahrain) www.bspca.org/
  • Thailand — Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Kathmandu, Nepal — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Nepal

India

  • DehradunSociety for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • ChennaiMadras society for prevention of cruelty to animals
  • CuttackState society for the prevention of cruelty to animals Odisha
  • KolkataCalcutta Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Kollam — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Lucknow — Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals[3]
  • MumbaiBombay Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • NoidaSociety for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals[4][5]
  • Punjab — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • ThaneThane S.P.C.A
  • VisakhapatnamVisakha Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • JamshedpurSociety for the prevention of cruelty to Animals
  • Bihar -Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Avinash Singh

Malaysia

  • Selangor — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Kota Kinabalu, SabahSociety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • KuchingSarawak Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
  • Lahad DatuSociety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia

Israel

  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Tel Aviv-Yafo[6]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Jerusalem[7]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Ramat Gan[8]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Haifa[9]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Rehovot[10]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Be'er Sheva[11]

Europe

  • France — Société Protectrice des Animaux (SPA)
  • Italy — SPCA ITALIA Protezione Animali [12]
  • Norway — SPCA Norge
  • Romania — Romanian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
  • The Netherlands — Dierenbescherming

Ireland

  • Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA)
  • Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA)

Malta

  • MSPCA
  • Gozo — Gozo SPCA

Poland

  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Straż dla Zwierząt

United Kingdom

Canada

United States

In the United States, all organizations using the name SPCA are independent; there is no umbrella organization. Some of the more notable organizations include:

California

Caribbean

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines — Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals[13] - The VSPCA is independent and not associated with SPCA International.
  • Jamaica — Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (J.S.P.C.A.)

Oceania

See also

References

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