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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Watershed Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Fund was started in 2009 by Stephne Jackson. Having worked with Stellenbosch Animal Welfare Society for over a decade, Stephne saw the need to start a fund to help South African animal welfare organisations with specific needs and projects, particularly sterilisation drives (a subject very close to her heart), emergency medical care, rescue centres in dire straits, and organising flights for animals adopted to different parts of the country. more

The Pit Stop

6th Dec, 2016
Marizanne Ferreira, well-known in PE as an animal rescue worker, has long dreamt of providing a special dog run for the Animal Welfare Society Port Elizabeth (AWS). She envisaged huge runs for the homeless dogs at the shelter, particularly Pit Bulls, for which she has a very special place in her heart. These areas would allow shelter dogs to spend time out of their kennels, running ‘free’. more

The Tom Ro Haven for Equines and Children is a registered non-profit organisation that rescues abused, neglected, and unwanted horses and then pairs them with children and people suffering from intellectual disabilities or mental illness from surrounding impoverished areas. These incredible animals and the trained staff at Tom Ro Haven work together to help people in need. more

Amidst much excitement, the National Cat Action Taskforce – a feline welfare with a difference – was launched in Johannesburg in 2010. NCat is a little unusual. Rather than rescuing cats themselves, NCat helps existing cat-care organisations and individuals countrywide – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns – do more of what they are already doing. This is done by providing funding, distributed carefully and systematically, and by helping to provide access to important resources, such as information, veterinary services and cat traps. more

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

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