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.
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.
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.
Friends of the Cat is a pro-life organisation that was founded in 1991 by Adele Joffe in Johannesburg to help alleviate the plight of homeless, abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens.
Run entirely by volunteers, our organisation aims to educate people about the value cats have in our society, as well as the responsibility we as humans have towards these magical and intriguing beings that share our world.
Despite the attempts of Friends of the Cat and other welfare organisations to stem the tide of unwanted kittens being born to unsterilised queens and toms, tens of thousands of kittens are still born annually to an uncertain fate in South Africa – a situation that could so easily be prevented by owners sterilising their cats before they become sexually mature. The result of this lack of responsible pet ownership is that thousands of kittens and adult cats who are no longer ‘cute’ find themselves without homes, and – if they are lucky — land on our doorstep. Friends of the Cat also aims to reduce the problem of feral cats in urban areas through capture and sterilisation programmes. Feral cats are domesticated cats that have returned to the wild and have to fend for themselves as best they can. They will search for food around human establishments, such as work canteens, restaurants and shopping centres. As these cats are not sterilised, their numbers are not contained. They can become a nuisance factor and are then considered vermin.
With our pro-life policy, Friends of the Cat will care for healthy cats for the rest of their lives, should they not find a suitable new home. Euthanasia is only considered as a last resort, when the animal is shown to be suffering and there is little or no hope of recovery.
We have hundreds of cats in our care that could be homed to caring owners. Adult cats will settle into a new home surprisingly easily, provided the new owner follows some basic steps to facilitate the transition, and introduces the cat carefully to its new family. In addition, an adult pet provides an instant, mature companion, with a personality that is already evident, without the additional work and care that a young kitten requires for the first six months of its life. All adult cats re-homed by Friends of the Cat are also sterilised and vaccinated.
We are a non-profit, welfare organization and therefore rely heavily on donations from the public – people who care about animals in the same way we do. Not all of our animals are short-term visitors – some may be at Kitty Shelter for months, as they require extensive treatments. Some of our feral cats may never be homed, but nevertheless require all our love and attention. All donations are greatly appreciated and desperately needed.
Monthly Debit Order donations from as little as R10 per month or once off deposits of larger sums can make a huge difference to our animals. It can aid in repairing, improving our runs as well as maintaining the good health of our animals.
FORA (FRIENDS OF RESCUED ANIMALS) was founded in August 2003 by the late Marlene De Beer.
FORA is a Pro-Life Animal haven for dogs and cats and has been officially registered as a non profit organization (NPO 029775).
There was an urgent need on the West Rand to provide a safe and caring environment for animals until they are either reclaimed by its owners, placed in a new home, or to provide a life long shelter for the rest of their days. FORA have a NO EUTHANISE policy – animals are only put down if they are in distress due to age or illness.
Kitten adoptions are R400 for males and R440 for females. Adult cats are R200. This price includes an initial vaccination, a booster shot and the sterilisation. Kittens are only sterilised at 6 months and a voucher is given to the owner for the correct date.
Puppy adoptions are R670 for males and R700 for females. Adult dogs are R350. This price includes an initial vaccination, a booster shot and the sterilization. Puppies are only sterilised at 6 months and a voucher is given to the owner for the correct date.
Telephone: 011 440 2404 or 011 440 9486
Mobile: 083 387 1012 or 083 534 5107
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30 – 15:00
Thursday: 09:30 – 12:30
Saturday: 9:30 – 12:30
271 Corlett Drive
Kitty and Puppy Haven
P.O. Box 78412
Sandton City (197005)
Account no: 1970845082