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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Learn how to communicate with animals while helping Yorkie Rescue South Africa in their task to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome Yorkshire Terriers. more


13th Jul, 2017
By supporting Dogtown SA, you’re also supporting many other animal welfare organisations. Through our unique, sponsored Click-to-Feed initiative, we are able to donate up to two tons of food to selected charities around the country every month. This falls under our division called Barking Mad, whose website serves as a platform to showcase pets in need of homes. more

My name is Samantha Chatham, although most people simply know me as Sam. My day job is spent managing my own Tourism Marketing consultancy called Somewhere SOUTH – Hospitality Solutions, along with the help of my valued assistant, Luckmore Fadzi, who hails from Zimbabwe. more

Benoni Animal Rescue Centre (BARC) believes that all animals have the right to life and, for the last three years, we have been striving to give every animal the chance at a good life. more

An abandoned dog, collapsed in the dirt and having a seizure, was the catalyst for a concerned citizen to set something in motion that has led to scores of needy animals being helped. It was 2005 and there was no help for the animals of the impoverished township of Fisantekraal, just outside Durbanville, Western Cape. more

Animal Allies

23rd Mar, 2017
The phone rings – the time is 5:35am. Nomsa’s guardian is panicking on the other side of the phone. “Help please, Nomsa has been poisoned.” Oscar stops what he’s doing and jumps into his bakkie. He knows that, when it comes to a poison, every second counts... more

Border Collies are a popular breed in South Africa. People often get them because they’re attractive, intelligent (listed in the top five most intelligent dog breeds), and loyal. They’re often shown on TV doing tricks, herding sheep, and being very obedient, adding to people’s interest in the breed. more

In the severely impoverished communities of Johannesburg South, one woman spends every spare moment striving to improve the well-being of the animals (and their people) living in these areas. Hellen White, of Hellen – Working in the Community, supports over 200 animals, assisting with top-up feeding, sterilisations, vaccinations and veterinary care more

The Transkei Animal Welfare Initiative (TAWI) is a grassroots NPO providing basic companion animal health care services in 16 rural communities in the Eastern Cape’s former Transkei. TAWI is not a shelter and rarely rehomes animals. Instead, TAWI works in an outreach capacity, proactively improving the health and well-being of animals in remote rural communities where there are no veterinary services for 100s of kilometers. more


28th Nov, 2016
Friends of Rescued Animals (FORA), located in Krugersdorp (Mogale City), Gauteng, is a pro-quality of life animal shelter following the ‘Three Rs’ principle: Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Rehome. FORA view themselves as ‘a stepping stone towards an animal’s next (hopefully forever) home and strive to give them the best quality life we can while in our care’. more

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