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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Pro Life Pet Rescue

18th Jun, 2018
Nestled on beautiful open bushland 15km outside the town of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa, is the Pro Life Pet Rescue centre. This animal sanctuary, situated alongside the Umhloti Nature Reserve, aims to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cats and dogs that are starving, abandoned or abused. more

The Animal Anti-Cruelty League Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, was started in 1959 with one goal in mind: to do whatever it could to prevent the endless cruelty society inflicts on innocent and helpless animals on a daily basis. In January 2019, it proudly celebrates its 60th year of animal care and protection in the greater Durban area. more

Animal Anti-Cruelty League Port Elizabeth started out of the boot of a car, when a social worker who’d been assisting the very indigent people of the area saw the dire need to reach the animals as well. Today, this organisation reaches over 1,300 animals a month. more

Funda Nenja was started in 2009 and roughly translates from isiZulu as “learning with the dog”. This sums up what an enthusiastic group of people are doing in the Mpophomeni township near Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. more

Our journey in animal rescue began eight years ago when we adopted our first ever rescue dog, Kia, a Bull Terrier-mix from Kitty and Puppy Haven in Midrand. A couple of years later, we adopted two little Dachshunds. With all the joy these precious babies gave us, we felt the need to give back. And, so, we started fostering dogs in need. more

When Robert Arrow’s beloved African Grey parrot, Frankie, was killed by his dogs in a tragic accident on the 17th of September 2017, he was left devastated. His daughter, Kerry-Lee, had come across a Facebook post about Brainy Birds in Edenvale and suggested that they visit the rescue sanctuary. She thought that if he spent time with the rescued birds then it might give him a chance to heal. more

The story of Dobermann Rescue South Africa began in January 2013. A friend told me about a six-month-old female Dobermann who needed a home because her landlord did not like the fact that the dog was digging up the garden of the rented property. more

Each one of us has a purpose in life, fuelled by whatever passion is instilled in our being. Sadly, many never find their passion or purpose; life takes its course and just sweeps us along the path of the normal day-to-day rat race and existence. more

AfriPaw Animal Welfare’s vision is to see communities that treasure their pets, provide for their needs and protect them from suffering and disease. They aim to achieve this by partnering with low-income communities to educate families on their pets’ primary needs, and facilitating access to affordable support services with a focus on mass sterilisation. more

Irwin Animal Rescue Centre in De Deur, south of Johannesburg, is home to over 60 dogs, most of which are over six years old. The majority have never had the luxury of a loving home and many grew up at the centre. more

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