Read more about Humphrey, a dog who went from being abandoned to ambassador, and his mission to raise a million rand for the Durban & Coast SPCA here

Photography by Colette Bodenstaff

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Dog bites can be avoided, or at the very least the number of occurrences can be reduced, with this safety programme being offered to local schools by Dogtown SA. more

Day care services in the Western Cape are plentiful; not so much though for the four-legged children. more

The idea of a forum to join animal welfare organisations in discussion came about in 2006. Like-minded welfare groups, particularly those who operated mobile clinics, met informally to discuss the delivery of services within indigent communities. more

Every year, tiny birds of prey known as Amur falcons undertake an arduous migration from their summer breeding grounds in Siberia, China and Mongolia to spend the summer with us in South Africa. more

At the end of January, news reports of a tragic fire affecting the safety over 1000 animals at Purrpaws for Life rang out. Concerned animal lovers immediately rallied around the scene to provide foster homes to the displaced animals. No one was really equipped to burden their already full rescue centres, but a plan had to be made. more

The holistic healing art of kinesiology came into my life as part of my own self-healing journey. I soon realised how powerful this work was after working with people and seeing the resulting changes in their lives. more

Pawsitively Enabled

12th Feb, 2019
Pawsitively Enabled Special Needs Dog Training works exclusively with blind, deaf, and extremely fearful dogs. Pawsitively Enabled aims to: enable special needs dogs to reach their full potential and show families that living with a special needs dog can be fun and not as restrictive as they might think. more

Art with a heart

22nd Jan, 2019
There’s something so uplifting about turning trash into treasure. Being able to ignite a creative spark in the hearts of children in need and raise funds for animals takes it to a whole new level. That’s exactly what the Savara – Giving is Living Initiative, along with several talented South African artists, is doing to help the Western Cape animal welfare organisations of Wolwerivier Outreach Work, Mdzananda Animal Clinic and SANCCOB. more

Shelters face many challenges in their noble mission to save dogs’ lives. Operating with limited resources and dependent on donations, they are fighting an uphill battle made even more difficult due to the sheer number of dogs they rescue, many of which arrive pregnant. more

The cart horses of the Cape Flats are hard-working animals. The Cart Horse Protection Association ( aims to work with their owners to improve their lives as part of the community, but every so often some of these determined horses need more. Sometimes they require some R&R. more

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