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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Before 2001 the over-population of malnourished, mange-ridden and neglected dogs within the underprivileged community of Kleinmond attracted the attention of 70-year-old Yvonne Pretorius. Yvonne started visiting these areas daily, advising dog owners on proper feeding and care for their animals, and on the benefits of having them sterilised. more

It all began in 2008, when I went for a run in the sleepy holiday town of Elands Bay, which is 220km from Cape Town. I stumbled across the local township where some dogs looked rather worse for wear. After rushing home to demand of my husband that we do something, I started making calls. more

The 9th Day

18th Jan, 2017
The 9th Day Rescue, Rehabilitation & Rehoming Centre in Krugersdorp was founded by Charmaine Booysens in January 2015. It was a dream come true for her. Her big heart for the plight of animals has plagued her since a young age. more

What started out in 2003 as helping abandoned, neglected, and abused animals by promoting sterilisations developed into a full scale operation sterilisation drives, feeding programmes, and a shelter: Wollies Animal Project / Wollies Diere Projek (WAP/WDP) – Wollies for short. more

Emma Geary-Cooke had long dreamed of starting an organisation to alleviate the suffering of animals in Masiphumelele, a large informal settlement on Cape Town’s southern peninsula. Sadly, Emma was killed in a car accident two weeks before her dream was realised, depriving us of a loyal and dedicated friend who was passionate about animals. Devastated, but undaunted, two of her friends involved in animal welfare collaborated to make Emma’s dream come true more

Santa Cause for Paws

27th Oct, 2016
In October 2013, an amazing initiative to bring festive joy to shelter animals was born: Santa Cause for Paws. The start of something magical... Animal lover Mandy Schwark had come up with a concept of collecting gifts for shelter animals and, as it was something I’d discussed doing with friends, I was tagged on her page. I offered to help with a website… before you knew it, Mandy and I were fully involved in the cause and running the drive together more

New Beginnings

31st Jul, 2016
New Beginnings – A lifelong dream come true. New Beginnings was born out of someone taking a step of faith and deciding to follow her dreams. In 2012, animal lover Emain Fourie sold her business of eight years to pursue her lifelong dream. Emain had always had a passion for helping those in need and decided to let that passion blossom into something real. Her motto has always been that dreams were made to become a reality more

Celebrating 20 years of serving Khayelitsha pets and their human companions. It all started with a community hero who wanted to help his neighbours’ pets. Mr Joe pushed a trolley and water bucket around the community, bathing and feeding pets. He soon attracted volunteers, one of whom was able to secure funding and became the full-time project manager. Over the years, Mdzananda grew from a single shipping container more

Pretoria Dog Rescue

19th Feb, 2018
The staggering number of stray, neglected, abused, homeless and suffering dogs, resulting from uncontrolled and indiscriminate breeding, forced the founders of Pretoria Dog and Husky Rescue to open their doors to all dogs in need. Celia van Zyl and Nicole da Costa established Pretoria Dog and Husky Rescue in 2013 in order to help one of the world’s most misunderstood (and surrendered) breeds. more

Knysna Animal Welfare Society has been helping the animals of the Knysna area for decades. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome where possible, and educate wherever they go. They run a veterinary clinic daily and help animals from impoverished areas around this Wilderness town. more

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