Featuring the animal organisations in Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, St James, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Glencairn and Clovelly


BeavisHave you got a dog, a cat, a rabbit or a ?!? that you’d love to share with other people? Pets as Therapy organizes friendly, therapeutic visits by owners and their officially assessed pets to hospitals, special needs schools, places of safety, special care facilities, retirement villages and many other places. We aim to live up to our motto of “enriching lives through animal companionship”, and to offer support, stimulation, comfort, pleasure and stress relief to patients, residents and learners alike. PAT is both a registered non-profit organisation and public benefit organisation staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers. PAT visits are greatly looked forward to by all concerned and many memorable connections are made with residents, patients and learners alike. Extensive research shows that all parties benefit physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically from companion animal interactions. PAT first started activities in the southern suburbs in 2001 and has expanded into Stellenbosch and the northern suburbs, Polokwane, East London and Gauteng. PAT is now a worldwide community-based voluntary interest group with its origins in the UK. And even if you don’t have a friendly pet, we also welcome help from volunteers who would still enjoy assisting at fundraising events or support our activities by becoming a PAT Friend! Telephone: 021 938 0351 or 021 782 4467 capetown@pat.org.za www.pat.org.za


TEARS is a pro-life organisation which rescues, rehabilitates, re-unites and re-homes lost, abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats. A scheduled daily mobile clinic in disadvantaged communities provides primary health care (vaccinations, deworming, parasite control) and food to the animals. Animals requiring sterilisation or veterinary care are brought to our clinic where they are treated by our veterinarian for any illness, condition or injury. Sterilising companion animals and feral cats is our primary focus. Daily we care for +-300 animals at our shelter, providing them with food, shelter, veterinary care, exercise and positive interaction with people.To help sustain our operation we have three charity shops, in Bergvliet, Fish Hoek, and Sunnydale and a bookshop in Bergvliet.Volunteers and dog walkers always welcome. Telephone: 021 7854482      tears@tears.org.za http://www.tears.org.za/ 083 651 6343           Lekkerwater Road, Sunnydale

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA

We speak for, protect and care for animals Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and the oldest animal welfare institution in the country. Over the past 137 years we have diligently carried out our mission to prevent cruelty to animals, through education, law enforcement (our Inspectorate operates around the clock investigating reports of animal cruelty and neglect), veterinary care services (24 hour animal hospital and three mobile clinics serving impoverished communities), and running a kennel, cattery, horse care unit and adoption centre, which every year places hundreds of animals in loving and caring homes.The SPCA runs a mobile clinic at the Ocean View Civic Centre on Tuesdays from 14h00 – 15h30 and Thursdays from 10h00 – 11h30. The SPCA Wildlife Unit regularly responds to reports of injured, entangled and sick marine life such as seals and sea birds in the area as well as injured terrestrial wildlife such as buck, tortoises, porcupines and snakes. Please report instances of cruelty to animals and dog fighting to us on 021 700 4140/58/59 or  emai l inspectorate@spca-ct.co.za.  For more information visit www.spca-ct.co.za

Cart Horse Protection Association:

For more info see


Animal Issues Matter Organisation:

Animal Issues Matter Organisation (AIM) is a Non Profit Animal Welfare Organization which specifically focuses on core problems and essential enterprises within the animal welfare industry through creating and updating legislation and providing more efficient concepts and opportunities that can better utilize existing welfare and governmental resources in dealing with animal welfare problems.

MASU is one project vital to providing a problem solving solution to mass over breeding and neglect on a bigger scale than is currently being achieved. Legislation amendments are vital in making a difference in animal’s lives from the top down.

Contact Dee Terblanche 072 583 2990 capeaim@vodamail.co.za


Animal Business Network:

Meetings once a month for animal people in the Far South & Southern Suburbs to share information about animal-related products, services, charities, etc. See website: www.animal-behaviour.org.za/karengray

Karen Gray-Kilfoil mailto://kargray@telkomsa.net Ph 021 785 5811

Penguin Stumpie rescued at Fish Hoek Catwalk - Jan 2012 Related pages


For an article about walking your dog responsibly, written by Karen Gray-Kilfoil, see


For an article on “Conscious Dog Walking”  written by Wynter Worsthorne, a specialist in Animal Communication, see


For contact numbers for urban wildlife rescue and conservation see


and for interesting and heartwarming encounters with nature see Touched by Wild under


Find out about the new Cape Town City bylaw regarding the compulsory registering of pets:


The Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA Royal Canin Mutt & Meow of the Year online pet photo competition runs from 10 April to 21 May 2010. Read more