The “cats’9lives” is a registered Non- Profit Organization (NPO048-500), dedicated to caring for stray, unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens until such time that they are able to find permanent loving homes. This organization has no source of income and does not benefit financially from the adoption fee. Care is given by volunteers, therefore we are appealing for sponsorship of cages or donations for food, litter and veterinary fees.
We have very limited space for adult cats. When an adult cat is re-homed the adoption fee ensures that the cat is vaccinated, dewormed and sterilized. While the cats are at one of our volunteer’s homes it is fed, given lots of love and the necessary veterinary care when needed.
The kittens come mostly from backgrounds where the mother has disappeared or they have been dumped and left to fend for themselves. Where possible we try to keep them with their mothers until they are 6- 8 weeks old. If they are too small to feed themselves, our willing volunteers bottle or syringe feed them until they can eat solids. At this stage they come to our shelter to await adoption, which takes place from 7-8 weeks onwards. Due to the space restriction we have curtailed our numbers to about 20 kittens. The adoption fee includes 2 vaccinations, deworming, and sterilisation at 5-6 months by one of our designated veterinarians.
Since the start of Cats’9Lives in 2006 over 2000 kittens have been adopted. With the emphasis of the Organization on STERILISATION we have thus kept the number of unwanted kittens to the absolute minimum.
Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre don’t believe in having animals in cages and fortunately we have the space. Our dogs are housed in “units”. These “units” consist of grassed fenced camps. We find that the animals are far happier in this environment. Our policy is on of NO euthanasia, except when the animal is suffering and cannot be rehabilitated. The animals stay with us until they find the perfect home. We work very closely with the dogs on a daily basis and because of this intimacy we are able to place them in exactly the right environment. We also believe in all our dogs going out with basic training. So many times these poor souls are returned to the rescue centres, not because they are problems, but because they have no idea how to behave and interact in the home environment. One of our dreams is to eventually train some of these dogs to become companion animals to the deaf, blind and handicapped. To take these dogs who have been “thrown away”, give them a job and forever change their lives and the lives of the people they serve. This is our main goal.
To Improve and Accelerate the Provision of Welfare and Rights to Animals and to ensure that such Welfare and Rights are upheld.
To bring Alliance Partners, which may include members of the public, animal welfare organisations, animal care professionals, animal product distributors and producers, and any other organisations that have an interest in the welfare and rights of animals, into a collaborative interaction by means of communication and coordination.
We speak for, protect and care for animals
Established in 1872, The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and is the oldest animal welfare organisation in the country. A registered non-profit organisation (NPO 993 244) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930004317), the society receives no government funding and relies on the support of concerned individuals and corporates to continue operating.
We are affiliated to the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) and are Executive Members of the National Council of SPCAs South Africa (NSPCA). The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is also a member of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).
Our SPCA covers a vast area – around 11 000km2 – and looks out for the interests of domestic, farm, working and traction animals, animals reared for consumption, wildlife, animals used for entertainment and exhibitions, as well as animals used in sport and for research.
We don’t turn any animal away. No matter what the breed, condition, age or reason for animals being brought to the SPCA, we’re here for them, day and night. And we’re on call 24/7 to respond to rescues and emergencies involving animals.
All this takes a lot of hard work; our 104 staff members are assisted by volunteers – at our headquarters in Grassy Park, Cape Town, and in the field. The organisation is run by a Management Team under the guidance of our Board of Directors.
Second Chance Rescue Centre was established in January 2009. We are a no-kill shelter and take the responsibility for sick, injured, abandoned and orphaned kittens from 0 – 7 weeks in the greater Durban area. Up to date, we have successfully re-homed 49 kittens, and have a constant flow of new arrivals, there are also 31 adult cats in our care, which could not be homed.
The kittens that come into our care are often in need of great medical attention and our vet bills tend to mount, we therefore rely on donations to keep the sanctuary running. All donations are used for the general care of the kittens such as medical treatment, bottle feeding, feeding, blankets, de-worming, de-fleaing, constant laundering, etc…
We seek permanent, loving homes where our kittens can live a long, happy and healthy life. Re-homing is done after an adoption application is completed and a home check has been done to ensure that the kitten will be cared for the rest of its life.
Jillian was with HH Animal Welfare Societys since the early eighties as their fundraiser and Hon. Inspector.
She realised there was a special need to concentrate on the townships of Lwandle and Nomzamo so in 2003, with her daughter, Vanessa, started Township Animal Rescue, later to be registered as an NPO.: O39 758
Vanessa runs a weekly clinic on a Thursday in Lwandle/Nomzamo and often gets call outs during the week to attend to and bring sick animals to the vets for treatment.
We rescue, treat and re-home many dogs and cats. We have a free advertisement weekly with the District Mail and take our animals regularly to an Adopt-a-Pet at the local Craft Markets and Veldwinkels at Southeys Vines.
We are always looking for good foster homes, especially for very young puppies and kittens. Our vets are from Gordons Bay Animal Hospital and Helderberg Animal Hospital.
We run weekly clinics in the townships (Lwandle/Nomzamo) for minor medical treatments. We transport pets from the townships to local vets for major treatments. We have put a sterilization program in place. We rescue the neglected and unwanted pets for which we try and find loving homes.
PETS (Pet Empowerment in Townships) strives to empower animals in townships and poor communities. We work with the community to improve the lives of these disadvantaged animals by giving them daily meals, warm shelters, regular inoculations, sterilisations and vet care in emergencies. We also rehome those ones that are unwanted, unloved or lost.
We try to instil in the communities, a responsibility and pride for their animals by not just empowering the animals, but also by educating and helping the people uplift themselves. We believe in working hand in hand with the animals and people of these impoverished areas to create unity, trust and stability for all.
Kitten Corner is a registered, small pro quality of life, non-profit organization, dedicated to helping the abandoned/neglected or abused and feral kittens. KC consists entirely of dedicated volunteers with no source of outside funding.
Wolfshaven and its associates are dedicated to the responsible rescue, rehabilitation and correct re-homing of domestic dogs from all walks of life, regardless of their age, origins, or background. Wolfshaven is a staunch supporter of essential sterilisation for all domestic dogs.
Resident dogs are not in kennels, but are allowed much freedom in spacious enclosures with grass, shade and walk-in shelters, or live in the home with the family. Over the years since founded in 2000, many dogs have been overlooked for adoption due to old age or a traumatised background, and these now form the core group of the resident dogs, restricting our intakes, as our first responsibility is towards these rejected ones. Some of them are now the ripe old age of 18…still active and in excellent health. The organisation works in full co-operation with our sanctuary veterinarian, to ensure that the dogs are at all times in prime health.
We pay for sterilisation, vaccination and primary health care to assist qualifying disadvantaged dog owners in our area, and strive to continually educate the public with regards to responsible, humane dog ownership, with the emphasis on the need for sterilisation. We supply needy families, who do not want to relinquish their dogs for adoption, with food on a regular basis, provided we are allowed to have the dogs in question sterilised, as we do not feed to breed.
THE ORGANISATION IS FUNDED SOLELY BY PUBLIC DONATIONS
IFAW’s Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) program brings new hope. CLAW provides desperately needed veterinary services to dogs and cats, as well as vital animal care education to pet owners in some of the world’s poorest communities. Since its start in 1999, CLAW’s team of veterinarians and local volunteers have treated, vaccinated, and provided spay and neuter services to sterilize thousands of pets.
Pets are always there for us when we need them. Loyal and steadfast, they are an endless source of unconditional love. And for many in the world’s most disadvantaged communities, a pet is all a person has.
But pets suffer from poverty the same way their owners do. Without the means to provide proper care, pets can be vulnerable to disease, malnutrition and abandonment. Dogs and cats in developing countries are particularly likely to suffer from neglect and poor health.
Imagine having to stand by helpless to provide for the companion animal you love. Yet that is exactly what many in the poorest communities must face everyday.