Celebrating 50 Years - October 7, 2020


Our first Swakopmund SPCA Chairman, Leo Bierberg laid the first foundation stone today, 50 years ago on October 7, 1970.

What a milestone and we sure are proud looking back at the past 50 years of saving, caring and rehoming our four-legged friends.

50 Years of serving the community.


With each year passing, the number of lost, abandoned and surrendered dogs and cats grows. In Swakop alone, they amount to nearly 700 per year. Can you imagine if there was no SPCA Swakopmund to help these poor souls? This year especially has been very hard on our town and due to severe effect Corona had on the economy, more and more people turned to us for help, forced to surrender their pets.


The SPCA Swakopmund is an independent registered welfare entity with our own welfare no. - WO438. We are totally dependent on donations from the public in order to function and facilitate the animal shelter. A big part of our income comes from our boarding facilities which sadly was also affected negatively due to travel restrictions and lock-down these past months. We were forced to reduce our operating hours and donations also became less due to the economy.


So many plans to celebrate our 50 years had to be put on hold and we could not host any fundraiser events during 2020. For our team, this meant doing double the work, if not more, in half the time. We are extremely grateful to all who assisted in our community and each donation received. It would simply not be possible to continue without you!!


We therefor would like to CHALLENGE our followers and animal lovers! Just a N$50 donation can make a huge difference!

Your support will be welcomed with open arms, wagging tails and loud purrs.


Our bank details are as follows (Namibia & Germany):


Namibian Bank Details:

Account Name: Tierschutzverein Swakopmund (SPCA)

Name of Bank: Nedbank Swakopmund

Account Number: 11 000 435 343

Branch Code: 461 052

Swift Code: NEDSNANX

German Bank Details:


Heike Witt, SPCA Swakopmund

Hamburger Volksbank eG

IBAN: DE74 2019 0003 1002 9732 36



Kindly email heike@spcaswakopmund.com and use "50th" as reference.


We thank you in advance for your contribution and generosity.


To our team, committee members, past and present, all the volunteers and donors.  Thank you for 50 Years of pure compassion and love for the animals. We look forward to the next 50!

Our Limited Edition 50 Year Booklet is now available at the following outlets in exchange for a small donation of N$150 (N$120 for Paid-up Members).

  • Die Muschel

  • Swakopmunder Buchhandlung

  • SPCA Office