The Karoo Animal Protection Society is the only organisation providing a mobile service for animals in the deprived areas of the Little Karoo in rural South Africa.
In these poor communities, poverty is a way of life for animals and their owners. People who can barely feed their children keep a dog, chain it up, and feed it potato peelings.
KAPS takes free welfare services on a daily basis into a core catchment area approaching 5,000 sq km, and operates two further Outreach Programmes into areas of the Eastern Cape many hundreds of km distant from its home base in Barrydale.
Thousands of owners are assisted and educated. Emergencies are responded to 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Animals are dipped, dewormed, fed, taken for treatment, sterilised, rescued and rehomed.
All this is done on a volunteer basis. KAPS has no office premises and pays no full-time staff. But we have an amazing success rate and have transformed the lives of animals in communities where we work.
KAPS is a mobile organisation with a no-kennel policy – our rescued animals are fostered in members’ homes, where they are socialised and house-trained. Unless stated otherwise, KAPS dogs will get along happily with other dogs in your family.
Potential adopters please call KAPS Chairperson Colette Teale at any time on (land-line) 028 572 1717 or (cell) 072 277 1056. Or e-mail us your number on info(at)kaps.org.za and we will call you back.
We will explain our conditions of adoption, and make arrangements for you to meet any of our animals – we will travel reasonable distances to reach you, e.g. within the Cape area. Adoptions are subject to satisfactory inspection of premises and signed acceptance of our adoption agreement.
All companion animals are dewormed, Frontlined, vaccinated and sterilised if old enough (if too young, KAPS arranges and pays for sterilisation at the appropriate age).
KAPS does not charge fees, but instead asks for donations towards our rescue and rehoming costs. A good home is what matters, and if adopters are short of funds, e.g. pensioners, we will always make an arrangement.
Klipfontein Farm, Barrydale
P.O. Box 134
Tel: (028) 572 1717
Fax: (028) 572 1717 or or 028 551 1261
Cell: 072 277 1056
Account no: 4056048870
Branch code: 334-813