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.
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.
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.
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.
ADOPT-A-PET is a privately run animal rights’ rescue, rehabilitation and adoption organisation for dogs and cats. It is proud to be part of the “no-kill” movement which is gaining in momentum throughout the civilised world. Every animal which comes into ADOPT-A-Pet’s care is treated with the same love and respect, whether it is a pedigreed stray, or a starving, emaciated dog riddled with mange and other parasites, or a cat with broken legs. The only animals which are humanely euthanased on the advice of the veterinarians who assist ADOPT-A-PET, are those which have terminal illnesses or incurable pain with no hope of recovery
Every rescued animal is checked by a veterinarian, treated if necessary, inoculated, de-wormed and sterilised. Assistance is also given by dog & cat behaviourists. Prospective owners are first interviewed verbally and then a personal home check is made, before an adoption is finalised. Animals have to be treated as part of the family and need to sleep indoors. A second pet needs to be adopted if the owner works all day.
The adoption fee includes the first inoculation, de-worming, sterilisation if an adult, an identity disk and a microchip. In the case of puppies and kittens, the sterilisation fee is paid in advance and when the sterilisation is due, the owner is notified to take the animal in to the nearest veterinary practice which assists ADOPT-A-PET.
TEARS is a Pro-life, non-profit organisation whose core aim is to rescue, rehabilitate, re-unite and re-home lost, abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats.
We strive to meet the needs of the underprivileged communities by:
- Providing primary health care such as vaccinations, deworming and parasite control.
- Offering free sterilisations for their companion animals.
- Providing a scheduled daily Mobile Clinic, offering basic health care (vaccinating, deworming, parasite control) and food to the animals six days a week.
- Establishing an essential working relationship with the residents to protect the rights of the animals. Empowering and supporting them through effective education, guidance and follow up.
- Providing a registered clinic on our premises, offering veterinary care for pets for any condition, illness or injury.
Daily we care for +-300 animals at our shelter, providing them with food, shelter, veterinary care, exercise and positive interaction with people until they can be placed in loving homes. To help sustain our operation we have three charity shops, in Bergvliet, Fish Hoek and Sunnydale and a bookshop in Bergvliet.
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.
Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch is a non-profit organisation with the aim to serve the community of Stellenbosch and greater Stellenbosch by taking care of the community’s unwanted, mistreated and neglected pets. We also advocate and promote the sterilisation of cats and dogs to curb unwanted breeding in an already overpopulated pet community. We sterilise, dip, vaccinate, deworm and treat illnesses of animals in our indigent population.
The Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL), has been protecting and caring for animals since 1956. It is South Africa’s second largest independent Animal Welfare Organization, relying entirely on the generosity and goodwill of the animal-loving public for financial support.
We are an organization that gets involved with all aspects of animal welfare – provide shelter for abandoned animals, promote an efficient adoption programme, prosecute animal cruelty cases, run welfare hospitals for lower income groups, visit underprivileged areas with fully equipped mobile clinics and regularly address schools and clubs on the challenges of animal welfare.