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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Farm Sanctuary SA was officially opened on World Farm Animal Day, 2 October 2016. It is the only officially registered sanctuary on the African continent for rescued farm animals and aims to inform and inspire positive change in the way society views and treats farm animals. more


12th Feb, 2018
Where STERILISATION is paramount and the forgotten souls are tops! We at ROAR for PAWS (Rural Outreach And Relief for Paws) do not want to be a quiet voice for the forgotten souls in rural areas; we want to raise awareness with a mighty ROAR! more

An elegant speckled dog, jowly muzzle aimed decisively towards a colourful pheasant, silky ears pricked, front paw raised – this is an evocative image that has graced many a painting of old. The idea of the dog pointing out prey to its owner is fascinating and one that many Europeans are familiar with as pointing breeds have been popular for hundreds of years. more

Their big hearts, stinky farts, total loyalty and funny faces, strange sleeping positions, taking over beds and couches and the endless love and best kissers ever. “Once a Staffie, always a Staffie!” We simply love and support this breed and will do everything we can to help them. more

Oudtshoorn is a small town in the Klein Karoo area of the Western Cape; resources are limited and poverty abounds. My life changed completely in January 2016 when I went to our local municipal pound to adopt a puppy... more

Rita Brock, founder and head of Cat Assistance Team (C.A.T.) Garden Route, was once a prosperous pharmaceutical formulation manager who decided to pursue a more meaningful life. Terrified of witnessing suffering, Rita chose to volunteer as an admin worker at The Emma Animal Rescue Society (TEARS) in Kommetjie, Cape Town, back in 2000. It wasn’t long before she was sent to the cattery section to help out. more

In July 2016, three strong women with a passion for animal welfare and Pit Bull Terriers joined forces to create a dedicated Pit Bull welfare. Robyn Bronkhorst, Nadia Vandecasteele and I opened Pit Pals without even having one dog in our care. Within days, Pit Bulls came flooding in. more

It all started with a pig… I have a small farm in Greyton where, in 2003, my friend Rohan and I started building straw bale houses and living off the grid. All around us in the neighbouring farmers’ fields were sheep and wheat. The sheep seemed to be getting a raw deal – summer lambs fried in the heat, short of water and shelter whilst winter lambs froze in sub-zero temperatures. We swooped up as many as we could, warmed them up, revived them and returned them to the farmers. more

Hartbeespoort Animal Welfare Society’s humble beginnings were the initiative of Jenny Copley, who, together with Ann Gmur, set up a rudimentary shelter on her smallholding in Commando Nek, Hartbeespoort. Both avid animal lovers, they began taking care of abandoned, abused and stray animals in the Hartbeespoort area. more

Beautiful, furry… and almost invisible: feral cats. And they are everywhere. These small, secretive animals are in a grey are between wild and domestic animal. They behave like wild animals in that they avoid humans, hunt their own food, and are totally independent, but are a domesticated species (animals which have been bred and raised around humans for generations). more

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