DARG is a pro-life, non-profit organisation that rescues, cares for and re-homes abused, neglected and abandoned cats and dogs. It is our vision to be a leading example of animal sheltering in South Africa.
When DARG was founded in 1995 by Cicely Blumberg, Leslie McClaghlan and a group of caring volunteers, it was initially a shelterless rescue network. DARG eventually rented, at a very nominal fee, 28 dog kennels from a Mrs Harrop who ran a boarding kennel. For three years more and more dogs found their way to DARG, and almost 3000 dogs were homed.
Tragedy struck with the passing of Mrs Harrop, and the property was put up for sale. A search was on to find a donor who would buy the property and let DARG continue renting the kennels. It seemed impossible, but after much wishing, hoping and prayer the miracle occurred.
Early 2000, Mr Antonio Giovanini with his wife Joy, who was at that time one of the DARG directors, bought the kennels and land. This was put into a trust and can only be used for no-kill animal shelters.
DARG’s adoption costs are as follows:
- R395 FOR CATS
- R495 FOR DOGS
- A SMALL DONATION FOR RABBITS AND GUINEA PIGS
These adoption fees include sterilisation, vaccination, deworming and a copper identity disc. Paying for these items at a regular vet, as you would if you got a cat or dog from a pet store costs much more than the DARG adoption fee for your new companion, so you’re getting an excellent deal!
For more information about our adoption process please visit our website.
Tel: (021) 790 0383 or (021) 790 2050
Standard Bank – Seapoint
Account Number: 071041273