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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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


18th Dec, 2017
The Domestic Animal Rescue Group (DARG) rescues, cares for, sterilises and rehomes previously unwanted, abused, neglected and abandoned cats and dogs. This pro-life, registered non-profit animal welfare organisation provides a crucial role for the impoverished communities of Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg, and the greater Hout Bay area in the Western Cape. more

The Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL™) has been protecting and caring for animals since 1956. It’s South Africa’s second largest independent animal welfare organisation and exists to prevent and eliminate cruelty to all animals. In February 2016, this phenomenal organisation proudly celebrated its 60th anniversary. more

Their patients include anything from the smallest sparrow to bats and owls, and even more unusual species like honey badgers and pangolins, and they receive calls from as far away as Ghana and Central African Republic for advice. Welcome to the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital, a special facility caring for small and medium wildlife, and working to treat, rehabilitate and release their patients back into the wild, where they belong. more

Camdeboo Sterilisation Initiative was started in 2012 by a small group of animal lovers to try and reduce animal suffering, neglect and abuse through sterilisation of domestic pets in mainly impoverished areas in and around Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. more

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