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Carli O'Connor holding Jessica and Bryan O'Connor with Bella

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The holistic healing art of kinesiology came into my life as part of my own self-healing journey. I soon realised how powerful this work was after working with people and seeing the resulting changes in their lives. more

Pawsitively Enabled

12th Feb, 2019
Pawsitively Enabled Special Needs Dog Training works exclusively with blind, deaf, and extremely fearful dogs. Pawsitively Enabled aims to: enable special needs dogs to reach their full potential and show families that living with a special needs dog can be fun and not as restrictive as they might think. more

Art with a heart

22nd Jan, 2019
There’s something so uplifting about turning trash into treasure. Being able to ignite a creative spark in the hearts of children in need and raise funds for animals takes it to a whole new level. That’s exactly what the Savara – Giving is Living Initiative, along with several talented South African artists, is doing to help the Western Cape animal welfare organisations of Wolwerivier Outreach Work, Mdzananda Animal Clinic and SANCCOB. more

Shelters face many challenges in their noble mission to save dogs’ lives. Operating with limited resources and dependent on donations, they are fighting an uphill battle made even more difficult due to the sheer number of dogs they rescue, many of which arrive pregnant. more

The cart horses of the Cape Flats are hard-working animals. The Cart Horse Protection Association ( aims to work with their owners to improve their lives as part of the community, but every so often some of these determined horses need more. Sometimes they require some R&R. more

Few things are as exciting as getting a puppy! You are, after all, getting a new family member and a loyal best friend. more

Dancers Love Dogs

14th Aug, 2018
“We have all been designed for something greater than ourselves and our contribution to the world needs to have meaning.” Brigitte Reeve-Taylor wanted to give more and do more. more

Nelson Mandela Bay is home to deeply passionate animal welfare activists; the kind that never give up… more

This debate is liable to raise hackles. Not your dog’s, but from the disagreements about whether using treats is “training” or “bribery”. more

As life goes, stuff happened and, in 2013, I found myself resident of a place for destitute people called Filadelfia Ark. Needless to say, these were dark times for me personally. But, in a weird and wonderful way, I found my soul right there. And the vehicle of this miraculous discovery of “me”… CATS! more

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