Animal Welfare Organisations

Be inspired by people and the organisations which make a difference every day. This is where you’ll learn about the humble beginnings of rescue organisations that never gave up, and discover who needs your help and how you can enrich the life of a homeless animal.


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A deaf white Australian Shepherd named Josh was the catalyst for a much-needed rescue organisation dedicated to helping this magnificent breed. more

It’s no secret the Eastern Cape is one of the poorest provinces in South Africa. Nestled alongside its coast is the charming seaside village of St Francis Bay. But behind the beautiful scenery lies the local township of Sea Vista, an impoverished community of people facing a daily struggle to survive. more

Way back in 1986, a small group of people decided to address the plight of suffering animals surviving within riot-torn townships across Cape Town. They had nothing at their disposal except a battered old van and a love of animals. more

Grace came into existence through the calling to rescue of founder Caron Burger after 30 years of private rescue experience. more

At the heart of the Western Cape Wine Route lies the small town of Robertson, often referred to as “the valley of wine and roses”. But alongside the tourist-friendly sights and heritage are some impoverished communities in desperate need of help with the companion animals. more

The PDSA (SA) has been helping animals in South Africa for 81 years and owes its foundation to the vision of one woman – Maria Elisabeth Dickin – and her determination to raise the status of animals and the standard of their care in society. more

A luxurious fluffy coat, flattened face, round eyes and short legs combine in a dog breed that’s been winning hearts for over 2000 years. The Pekingese (Peke) or Lion Dog has been favoured by ancient Chinese royalty and is a popular companion pet around the world. more


5th Nov, 2018
Nestled on a smallholding in Greenbushes, Port Elizabeth, is a caring pro-life shelter of over 200 dogs and cats. Welcome to Save-a-Pet, where animals ranging from just a few weeks of age to over a decade live while awaiting loving homes. Most were saved from neglect, abuse and abandonment. more

The Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch was founded in 1956 with the donation of a van and the support of the Stellenbosch Animal Hospital. Today, AWSS provides help for an area of over 900 square kilometres, 365 days a year. more

Boston Terriers, with their quirky, comical faces, distinctive “tuxedo” markings and compact size, have soared in popularity as a must-have pet. Unfortunately, this has also led to a steep increase in irresponsible breeding, thoughtless buying, and vast numbers of these cheerful little dogs being mistreated and abandoned. more

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