PAWS needs to raise enough money every month to cover our overheads. It’s not just a matter of feeding the animals – every animal gets sterilised, de-wormed, vaccinated, microchipped and any other medical treatment they may need, including expensive operations from time to time. Telephones, petrol, salaries (although somewhat low) and electricity need to be paid, as well as constant maintenance to the property and kennels.
REMEMBER – ALL CASH DONATIONS OVER R200 ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND A SECTION 18A TAX CERTIFICATE CAN BE ISSUED UPON REQUEST, DUE TO OUR NPO STATUS.
Did you know, that when you adopt a dog you save 2 LIVES?
The life of your new family and the life of another unwanted pet that can take their place in the shelter.
Adoption is a BIG decision to make. It’s a life long commitment so please make sure that you are ready, willing and able to dedicate the next 10 -15 years of your life to taking care of your new pet. We understand finding the right pet for your home can be a little stressful, but we are committed to helping you and your family to find the perfect addition to your family.
Are you unable to adopt or foster a cat or kitten, dog or puppy but still want to help rescued animals? Sponsoring the spay or neuter of an animal is a great way to make a difference. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged on our Facebook Page, and you will be given updates on your sponsored cat / dog up to the time of adoption.
We hold Spay Days regularly, where dogs and cats are neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed and treated for ticks and fleas. We also cover medical procedures required for injured animals and antiseptic, treatment supplies, and vaccinations. These costs come directly out of the money we raise from donations received, and from our monthly events.
As no animal leaves the care of PAWS without being sterilised, sponsoring the spay or neuter of our animals will help get them ready to be adopted by a wonderful forever home. The full cost of sponsoring a spay or neuter is anything from R200 to R1000 or more depending on the species, age, weight, gender and condition of the animal, but all donations are welcome.
Some of our animals stay at PAWS for some time before they find a home. Although they get to play in exercise runs and get taken for walks by our staff, they’re always happy to see the volunteers who walk them, play with them, groom them and provide extra tender loving care.
You’re most welcome to become a PAWS volunteer: you’ll be required to complete a form and you’ll be shown the ropes. After that, you can come and spend time at PAWS whenever you like (when we’re open).
Children under 16 will have to be accompanied by an adult, as we do not want to lose an animal or have injuries.
So, come along and try it – you’ll love it and so will the animals.
One of the ways you can help us, is by including us in your will. If your will is already drawn up, you can add a codicil to your existing will without having to rewrite your will, in which you can bequeath funds, property or anything else you think may assist us to continue helping animals in need.