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Hillside Haven – Durban, Kwazulu Natal

| October 19, 2010

Hillside Haven is a home for differently-abled cats and various other rescued animals.

Hillside Haven is a home for differently-abled cats and various other rescued animals.

Contact Person: Dr T Turner

Tel:– 084 4555 529

Hillside Haven is a home for differently-abled cats and various other rescued animals.

We provide sanctuary and healthcare for the animals so that they can lead a full and happy life.

Hillside Haven aims to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and differently-abled cats and the possibilities they can still have as loving pets.

Based in Durban, South Africa, Hillside Haven is an organisation which relies solely on the goodwill and financial support of its dedicated volunteers and especially from the general public.

Due to space and financial constrictions, Hillside Haven can ONLY take in differently-abled cats, and does not act as a rehoming or general rescue organisation.

JOIN OUR WALL OF HONOUR and support Hillside Haven for just R20 a month!

Banking Details:

Dr T Turner
Nedbank, Umhlanga (135329)
Acc no: 1353 0484 70
Current/ Cheque account


| February 21, 2012

Dear All,

There has been a lot of publicity lately regarding the Irwins Animal Rescue Centre.  I was there yesterday, after receiving an email advising that the centre was opening their gates to the public as part of a rehoming campaign undertaken by a group of volunteers.

As I understand the situation, they have a deadline pending the outcome of a court case against the owner, to drastically reduce the number of animals at the shelter by 10 March 2012.  Should the case be finalised, the relevant authorities will decide on the fate of the remaining animals which is unlikely to be positive.

The volunteers that I met are a wonderful group of dedicated people, with the animals’ best interests at heart.  I know there has been much negativity, but I would like to appeal to all animal lovers not to criticise what may have happened in the past – whatever has taken place, no matter whether we agree or disagree – it is the PAST.  We need to focus now on trying to get as many animals rehomed as possible by the deadline.
It is not all doom and gloom when you visit the centre – I would say comfortably that around 95% of all the dogs were interested in the people who came to see them and freely came up to the cages to be petted and enjoy the attention.

Although the enclosures are not fancy, they were neat and clean with shade cloth and kennels in each of them providing good shelter.  There was food in the bowls (I was there at feeding time), and as can be seen from the pictures, the water bowls were clean and full.  None of the dogs were thin, in fact some were a bit chubby!  There is such a variety of dogs available that there would be a dog to suit anyone’s needs and lifestyle.

Please open your heart and send this appeal to anyone whom you know will not mind receiving this email.  Strict adoption procedures will be followed with home checks being carried out by people with relevant experience.  All animals leaving the shelter will be sterilised, vaccinated, dewormed and treated for ticks and fleas.  An adoption fee will also apply to cover these costs.  If you or someone you trust, can offer a loving, forever home to these very special dogs, please contact Allison on 083 269 9102 for further information.

They will be hosting adoption days every Sunday from 10h00 to around 16h00 – come and visit the animals, and offer your support.  They are also in need of additional shadecloth, and labour to clear some stony areas.  Any other donations whether food, cash, collars, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Helen Taylor
Animal Synergies CC
082 553 7700


It is very rare that the Irwin Animal Rescue Centre makes an appeal for help but today I am not making an appeal, I AM BEGGING YOU.  Not for me but for this home and the animals in it.

Negativity put out by the press, other societies and people, who know little of the work we do or how we do it, are destroying this home for animals that has been in existence for the past 28 years. One is judged by how we care for animals, anybody can come here and judge us and see for themselves just how we do care for animals and then decide if they would like to help or not.

I can give sob stories if you want in this appeal, but there is no time for this, our appeal is urgent for the animals here right now !
Efforts to close us have been on going, but we are still strong in our belief that animals have a right to live and here at Irwin they are fit, fat and healthy, no animal is deprived of love, food or medication but we need help to continue providing for them and others that will need help in the future.
Our banking details are: IRWIN ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE. Standard Bank Meyerton. Acct. No 021945756. Branch code 01 4537. Current Account.
YOURS VERY SINCERELY, please, if you can, do help us!

Anne Cronje
Co Founder and Director
084 0192381 or 082 950 4368
(Home for damaged animals who have been abused,  neglected and abandoned)

Kitten Action – Durban, Kwazulu Natal

| October 19, 2010


Kitten Action Every One Deserves A Chance, tiny kittens like these are bottle-reared by caring foster parents and when they are old enough, loving homes are found for them.

Postal Address:
PO Box 755
Kloof, 3640

Telephone: +27 (31) 764 3845

Kitten Action was launched in 1998 to rescue abandoned and unwanted kittens and to care for them until they are old enough to go to permanent homes.

Because most animal welfare shelters do not have the staff, funds, facilities, or sadly, sometimes even the will, to care for under-age, sickly or untamed kittens, these animals are usually “put down” immediately. Scores of unwanted or abandoned kittens, who would otherwise be put down or die cruel deaths are saved every year by Kitten Action,  a Durban-based organisation that takes in kittens from as young as a few hours old and bottle-feeds them. More importantly, it finds homes for them and ensures that they are sterilized before reaching six months of age.

In line with Kitten Action’s motto : Every One Deserves A Chance, tiny kittens like these are bottle-reared by caring foster parents and when they are old enough, loving homes are found for them.

Kitten Corner – Pretoria, Gauteng

| October 19, 2010


Kitten Corner - We are  a registered, small, pro-quality of life organisation, dedicated to helping abused/abandoned or neglected kittens. KC consists entirely of dedicated volunteers with no source of outside funding

We are  a registered, small, pro-quality of life organisation, dedicated to helping abused/abandoned or neglected kittens. KC consists entirely of dedicated volunteers with no source of outside funding

The objectives of the organization are to:

  • Help rehabilitate abandoned and abused kittens
  • Provide a safe and loving haven for these kittens until approved homes have been found.
  • Provide a safe and loving haven for expectant mothers when possible.
  • Hand-raise kittens that have lost their mothers or have been abandoned in dustbins, on highways, in boxes etc.
  • Socialize feral kittens that are young enough (6 weeks of age) and home them.
  • Advise members of the public on cat and kitten behavioral problems
  • Ensure that all adopted kittens go through our adoption process, which includes:
    • 1st vaccination
    • 1st de-worming
    • sterilization at 5 months of age – male and female
  • Give guidance and/or advice to the new owners on the care and health of their new kitten/kittens.
  • Continue to educate members of the public on responsible pet ownership and humane methods of dealing with cat colonies and strays.
  • Advise members of the public in the trapping of feral cats for the purpose of sterilizing them and subsequently returning them to their territory, and in certain exceptional cases, such as sickness, removing them from their territory.
  • Work with other animal welfare organizations when requested to assist in caring for kittens.

Kitten Corner NPO 039531

Chairperson- Judy Warren: or

Kitten Coordinator and Treasurer
Caron van Schalkwyk: or

Vice Chaireperson & Public Relations
Karen Badenhorst:

Web Compliments/Complaints
Tanya Grobler:

Advice and queries
Caron van Schalkwyk:

Surei Botha:
Monica Longhurst:


Contact Persons:

Judy Warren
074 2151490

Caron v. Schalkwyk
082 5778809

Karen Baardenhorst
084 688 5764

Tanya Bekker

Surei Botha
083 478 9198

Fax: 086 6718503

Website URL:


Kitty and Puppy Haven – Johannesburg, Gauteng

| October 19, 2010


Kitty and Puppy Haven, No-kill Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming Centre for Kittens and Puppies. We rescue and rehome approximately 100 animals per month, and are growing rapidly. We also have separate cat boarding facilities, a kitty shop and a puppy shop, the proceeds of which are used to help fund the sanctuary.  .


No-kill Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming Centre for Kittens and Puppies. We rescue and rehome approximately 100 animals per month, and are growing rapidly. We also have separate cat boarding facilities, a kitty shop and a puppy shop, the proceeds of which are used to help fund the sanctuary.


Kitty & Puppy Haven is a registered non-profitable organisation, with the main objective being the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of injured, abused and abandoned kittens & puppies. We are a no-kill organisation and provide the specialised care that kittens and puppies need.

The haven works mainly with animals from squatter camps, townships and other low-income areas, but it also gives veterinary clinics and other animal welfare organisations an outlet for unwanted animals without the need for euthanasia.

Kitty & Puppy Haven aims to find new homes for pets once they have fully recovered. All animals leaving the shelter are fully vaccinated, parasitic control is implemented and they are either already sterilised or homed with a voucher for compulsory sterilisation when they reach the required age. The haven finds homes for around 60 puppies and 40 kittens monthly. They have about 100 animals under their care at any one time. To help raise funds to run the sanctuary a cat boarding facility and a dog and cat shop has been established at the haven.

Sanctuary hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30 – 15:00
Thursday 09:30 – 12:30
Saturday 9.30- 14:00
Closed on Sunday

Contact Persons:
Candice or Samantha

271 Corlett Drive
Cnr Helen Road

Tel: 011 440 2404
Cell: 083 534 5107

Contact Email:



Kitty Shelter/ Cat-a-holic’s – Johannesburg, Gauteng

| October 19, 2010



Contact Person: Merien Smidt (082 550 5961)

Contact Email:

45 Newport Ave
Parkwood (Corner Bolton & Newport Avenue – off Jan Smuts)
Tel:+27 11 447 5275

Cell: +27 082 550 5961 (Merien Smidt)

Emergencies: Merien Smidt (082 550 5961)


Merien Smidt, founder of Kitty Shelter, recognised an on-going need for an animal welfare organisation that focused on the health of the animals.
Disease was rife in most welfare organisations, to visit them was a depressing experience, especially in those with a policy of not putting down their animals. Merien’s primary aim is to provide a healthy, safe and stress-free environment to aid the rehabilitation of the animals, as well as a beautiful and happy space, for animals and human visitors alike.

We provide spacious, clean, parasite-and-disease free enclosures. We do not mix animals from different backgrounds, and have a separate isolation hospital for sick animals.

Kitty Shelter has separate boarding facilities for cats only. These cats are kept in separate runs that are apart from the welfare section. The boarding facility is our main source of income and is used to support the welfare cases.

We provide hands-on daily vet care. All volunteers and visitors are educated on hygiene, for example, washing of hands between touching different groups of animals, as well as advice on behavioural problems, correct care and responsible ownership.

We advise people who visit us on care and responsible ownership. All animals are fed Hills Science diet to ensure they get optimum nutrition as the vast majority are malnourished and come from an environment of neglect.

All animals are de-wormed and de-flead on arrival. Thereafter, the animals are sterilized and vaccinated. We have a strict policy that animals are not placed with caring families until they have been sterilized or given vouchers.

By adopting this approach, we ensure that there is no spread of illness within our own sanctuary. Sick animals are nursed back to good health and traumatized and abused animals are rehabilitated.

In order to meet these high standards, we need all the help we can get, not just in terms of financial support but also in terms of help from volunteers, blankets, donated food etc. This is where you can make a huge difference in helping us care for these animals that have no-one else.

An additional area of support that you could provide is to board your cats with us when you are away. We provide the same level of care and love to your animals while they are with us as we do for the welfare animals. In addition, you have the knowledge that you are aiding the care and rehabilitation of our many animals.

All donations are appreciated, no matter how large or small or the form they take, your time, your financial support any other assistance you could give.

What do we hope to achieve?

Our number one aim is to STERILIZE, REHABILITATE and RE-HOME our animals in a responsible way.

We are only able to accommodate a fixed number of animals at any one time, namely 30 adult cats and 35 kittens. The animals’ health, happiness and safety are our top priority, which means we do not allow overcrowded conditions. We have rescued and re-homed around 2000 kittens, cats and puppies over the past five years.

Banking information for Donations:
Kitty Shelter
First National Bank
Melrose Arch
Branch code: 254405
Account Number: 62068805418
Text “kittens” to 48748 and make a R10.00 donation today!


KNEADING PAWS – Help needed with Vet Bill

| January 30, 2012

We urgently need help settling our vet bill, we have not been able to cope with all the December intakes and the adoptions have been very slow since November.

We are hoping that the adoptions will pick up again from February onwards, but in the mean time we have had to sterilized, micro-chip and vaccinate over 50 cats since November so our vet bill has shot through the roof.

If you can help at all, please make a donation towards the ever rising medical fees.

Thank you so much!

Account name: Furbaby Friends
ACC No: 62301621472
REF: Vet Bill

Kneading Paws Animal Rescue:

Lucky Lucy Foundation – Vet Bill Plea

| June 14, 2012

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Marischa’s Rescue – Durbanville, Western Cape

| October 4, 2010

Marischa's Rescue - Unconditional rescue of all Persian, Colorpoint & Chinchilla cats.

Marischa's Rescue - Unconditional rescue of all Persian, Colorpoint & Chinchilla cats.

Contact Person: Marie Fourie


54 Oxford Road
Country: South Africa
Tel: 021 9704 495 (W)
Tel: 021 5523 778 (H)
Fax: 021 970 4103
Cell: 084 5523 778

Unconditional rescue of all Persian, Colorpoint & Chinchilla cats.

Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Western Cape

| February 28, 2015

South African Pet Services Mdzananda Animal Cllinic Cape Town Khayelitsha


Welcome to the world of the Mdzananda Animal Clinic – the only permanent, veterinary council registered animal clinic in Khayelitsha, a township area just outside Cape Town, South Africa, estimated to be home to more than a million people.

Highly respected and supported by the people they serve, Mdzananda Animal Clinic was founded in 1996 in response to the need to provide veterinary care to a fast growing community that had no access to help for their animals. Today the clinic provides primary veterinary healthcare services such as sterilization, dipping, deworming and vaccination. They also provide consultations, surgery, hospitalization, x-rays and care for sick and injured animals, primarily dogs and cats. Apart from the permanent clinic, mobile clinics run each weekday afternoon in order to serve areas too far from the clinic for owners to transport their pets.

It is often of the opinion that people in townships should not own pets. We have a different opinion. Anyone who visits Mdzananda has the pleasure of meeting owners who adore their animals and are proud to be giving them the care they deserve. Even though our main focus is on giving care for animals, we are very committed to effectively making a change in the lives of community members. We have a strong focus on community empowerment and education to ensure responsible pet ownership. We focus on understanding the community’s needs, embracing this, gaining their respect and trust. In this way we can effectively make a difference in the lives of the people as well as their animals.

Over the past 16 years Mdzananda has grown massively – from a little container only running on weekends to a fully functioning multi container and fixed structure clinic operating 5.5 days a week. It is a clinic filled with happiness and is often referred to as “My Happy Place” by supporters and clients of the clinic.

21297 Govan Mbeki Road, Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Phone: +27 21 367 2302 / +27 21 689 4091
Cell phone: +27 83 548 8277 / +27 82 357 7613


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