|Animal Behaviour Consultants of SA|
|A full list of puppy schools as well as trained experts who can help you with behaviour disorders and resolving of problematic behaviours with any of your pets|
|Accredited Companion Animal Behaviourist|
Professional Dog Trainer
|Karen is a well recognized Animal Behaviourist & Humane Educator in the Western Cape.|
She offers the following services:
Assessments:- a home consultation to assess a behaviour problem, excluding a written program.
Settling of New Pets:- a home consultation to settle a new pet, including relevant literature.
Pet Matching:- assistance choosing the correct pet, depending on the lifestyle, needs and means of the family, including pet care advice and relevant literature. Accompaniment to the welfare organization or breeder may be included.
|South African Board of Companion Animal Professionals|
|The objectives of the SABCAP that was established in February 2006, are: |
•To provide for and regulate registration of companion animal professionals.
•To determine minimum standards of education for registration including criteria for the recognition of prior learning
•To set a Code of Ethics and control professional conduct of members
•To protect the interest of practitioners and the public in instances where any party was harmed or where injustice had occurred
•To consistently improve the relationship between companion animals and humans, and in doing so enhances the animals’ welfare
•To provide for representation and training of previously disadvantaged professionals
|Animal Welfare Associations|
|BarkingMad is the website of Dogtown SA, a NPO that finds homes for Rescue animals and offers a wealth of useful behaviorial information.|
|A Rescue group with a difference - it's completely online!|
This non-profit cyber-shelter was founded to assist Rescue Organisations across Southern Africa in re-homing their animals. It also is a source of interesting and educational articles and chat forums.
|The ever-increasing number of stray and neglected dogs adds fuel to the cycle of abuse, suffering and neglect.With this in mind, African Tails’ key focus areas are:|
Sterilization – We fund sterilizations in Du Noon and Joe Slovo township, to date we have successfully sterilized around 300 dogs.
Feeding – African Tails feeds over 150 township dogs every day in Joe Slovo & Du Noon.
Rescue and re-homing – So far we have rescued around 100 puppies and dogs, giving them the second chance they desperately need and deserve. The process includes a site visit, official documentation and ensuring that the dog is sterilized, healthy and up-to-date with all vaccinations.
Education – presently focusing on educating the urban, economically mobile public about the situation in the townships. Planning to branch into educating the Du Noon/ Joe Slovo community about pet care and basic animal behaviour.
|FORA - Friends Of Rescued Animals|
|FORA takes in rescued, abandoned and lost dogs and cats, offering them a safe haven to live out their lives if they do not find new homes or are not reclaimed by their original owners....|
|MASU – Mobile Animal Sterilization Unit|
|Statistics show an alarming increase in breeding cats and dogs within Informal Settlements. Disease between huge numbers of neglected, unwanted stray dogs is intensifying and zoonoses contraction of animal related conditions jumping hosts and mutating in humans is not so far in the future. |
Animal Sterilization is a means in which all of the above can be contained and eradicated over a period of time; providing a consistent and dedicated programme is put in place. MASU may be the answer to the problem……………….
|The Animal Ambulance is a 24 hour emergency center, helping the Sick & Abused and helping to rehome these animals. They also feed around 500 pets in poor areas. They do not get government help.|
|The SA Guide-Dogs Association|
|S.A.G.A. is the only centre in Africa that trains dogs for the Blind. Find out more about these wonderful animals and how you can help this welfare service.|
|CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare)|
|CLAW is an internationally known and well-respected animal welfare organisation, renowned as the pioneer of community based primary animal healthcare in South Africa. It is the only provider of animal healthcare in most of the areas in which it works. CLAW is entirely community based and its full-time staff all hail from the areas it serves, supplemented by a loyal band of volunteers.|
|The UWC Feral Cat Project (TUFCAT)|
|A Project set up to provide food and veterinary care for the resident feral cat colonies at UWC.|
|Ikkos Equine Sanctuary and Animal Haven Petting Farm|
|This animal sanctuary in Oudtshoorn has 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs, 1 rabbit, 2 dogs (1 labrador retriever and 1 great dane, labrador retriever mix), an angora goat, 6 sheep, 15 horses, 7 donkeys and the latest arrivals are 3 miniature pot bellied piglets! |
|PETS (Pet Empowerment in Townships)|
|PETS is a non-profit, pro-active, pro-life animal rescue organisation that strives to relieve pain and suffering in impoverished areas, through love, care, feeding, medicating, sterilising, educating the abused, neglected and even worse forgotten animals in the world.|
|Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) |
|AACL protects tame and wild animals from suffering and shows people the best way to take care of them. Its Headquarters are in Johannesburg, and there are branch offices in Bredasdorp, Bronkhorstspruit, Cape Town, Durban, LadySmith, Pietermaritzburg and Port Elizabeth|
|Cart Horse Protection Association (CHPA)|
|In affiliation with the International League for the Protection of Horses, the CHPA monitors the horse carting industry, particularly in previously disadvantaged communities. In addition, an ongoing education and support programme concentrating on proper horse care, Farrier training and Harness making is undertaken. CHPA regulates and subsidizes over five hundred working cart horses and their owners from impoverished areas. To find out more, please visit their web site. |
|DARG - Domestic Animal Rescue Group|
|"DARG is a pro-life, non-profit organisation that rescues, cares for and rehomes abused, neglected and abandoned cats and dogs. It is our vision to be a leading example of animal sheltering in South Africa." |
|National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) |
|The Federation consists of 92 member SPCAs and provides a forum to bring uniformity to welfare legislation and standards. To find out how to better care for your pet, what PR and fundraising SPCA is undertaking, or any breaking news on animal or pet-related stories, visit this web site.|
|TEARS is a pro-life animal rescue society, whose core aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats...|
|The Animal Rescue Organization|
|The Animal Rescue Organization was started in1986, and this year celebrates 20 years of working for the welfare of sick and suffering animals living in township and informal settlements around the Cape Peninsula.|
|Cape of Good Hope SPCA |
|On Saturday, 20th May 2006 the Cape of Good Hope SPCA celebrated 134 years of protecting animals through education, investigation, litigation, legislation, advocacy and field work. To find out more about the SPCA and how they go about Speaking, Protecting & Caring for Animals, visit their web site.|
|Occupied House Sitters|
|Occupied House Sitters connects you with house sitters and pet sitters to look after your home and care for your pets while you’re away. Whether you’re going away for a weekend, a long holiday or on a business trip our house sitters will make sure you have a stress free trip. We arrange long term house sittings as well.|
The house sitters are not security, they only occupy your home at night, care for your pets, water your plants and maintain your swimming pool. The house sitters must adhere to strict guidelines.
Our house sitters and pet sitters go through a thorough screening process. We screen our pet sitters personally; we do not accept just any house sitter.
|Pot Belly Pigs|
|Have a look at www.potbelly.co.za for information on potbelly pig products and suppliers, as well as detail on breeders and other pig owners. The site is new and all pig owners are welcome to contribute to the site.|
|Visit Reptile City for information on reptiles and other exotic pets.|
|The Northern Breeds Sledding Club |
|Based in Philadelphia, the club is actively involved in mushing (sledding). Other than the club's Northern Breeds (Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Wolf Hybrids etc), Bull Terriers, German Shepherds, Labradors, Border Collies and others are welcome to the the sledding sessions.|
|The website for winners and beginners...|
|Rooibos Ant-itch for Animals|
|All the required information on how the Rooibos Anti-itch is produced and its benefits explained....|
|Cat Breeds Junction|
|The A- Z of Cats. A resource dedicated to cat breeds from around the world. It includes information on cat care, cat health insurance, cat grooming, cat breeders and galleries of beautiful cat pictures. |
Cats With Attitude
|Info4Pets provides you the pet owner with a site that keeps you coming back for more! VETS, REGISTERED BREEDERS, ADOPTIONS, PET FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION, BOARDING FACILITIES, GROOMERS.|
Are just a few of the things you can find here.
|Shinga Veterinary Services|
|One of our FAB suppliers!!|
|South African Canine Breed Registry|
|Founded for the Dog Lover, that really cares about the welfare and breeding of purebred Canines, promoting healthy dogs. Registered Canines can bring you a pride of ownership and more valuable pets and companions|
|The Western Leopard Toad website|
|The Western Leopard Toad (Amietophrynus pantherinus) is a protected wild animal in terms of the Nature Conservation Ordinance No. 19 of 1974. This means that no person may harm, capture, possess, or transport this species, or keep it in captivity, without a permit from CapeNature, the provincial nature conservation authority. |
Find out all you need to know about this endangered toad here.
|Cape Province Dog Club |
|This Club promotes responsible dog ownership in a fun sociable atmosphere. Visit the Club's homepage for news on Events, Puppy training clubs, helpful training tips etc.|
|Complementary Veterinary Medicine Group (CVMG|
|The objective of the group is to act as as a forum for discussion and exchange of information with regards to complementary therapies for animals, for both the general public and the veterinary profession.|
|The Cat Federation of Southern Africa |
|The Cat Federation of Southern Africa is a voluntary federation in existence for the purpose of co-ordinating all aspects relating to the Cat Fancy in Southern Africa. It has been formed on the basis of the highest moral and ethical principles as a service to answer the needs of Southern African cat breeders and fanciers....|
|South African Veterinary Association (SAVA)|
|The SAVA is a professional association of veterinarians in South Africa. It promotes the interests and activities of the veterinary profession |
|Kennel Union of Southern Africa |
|Kusa promotes the improvement and well-being of dogs, by emphasizing the importance of purebred dogs; responsible breeding and ownership.|
|Pet Food Industry Association |
|The Pet Food Industry (PFI) Association, is a non-profit South African organisation that is representative of 80% of the pet food market in South Africa. Get the latest industry news from PetWise, their information site.|
|Orthopedic Foundation for Animals|
|The OFA is dedicated to informing, identifying, and establishing control programs to minimise the incidence of orthopedic and genetic diseases of animals.|
|Acuvet (Barry Hindmarch)|
|Arguably one of the best vets in South Africa (we can say this because he has worked miracles with the babies at A Pet's Life). |
"The Acuvet Clinic of Dr Barry Hindmarch offers alternative treatment options to your pet. Accupuncture, homoeopathy and Chinese herbal medicine may offer an alternative treatment approach to conventional medicine or in addition to conventional medicine for a holistic treatment approach."
|Cape Animal Medical Centre |
|The Cape Animal Medical Centre is a specifically designed and purpose built Veterinary Care Centre. Specialist Referral Clinics and a veterinary laboratory operate from the Centre during the day on weekdays, and the After Hours Clinic (emergencies, trauma and critical care), during the night and on weekends. The individual clinics strive to be an extension of the service your veterinarian provides.|
|Holistic Vet - animal wellness and rehabilitation|
|Holisticvet is a referral-only service for dogs, cats and horses. |
They provide herbal medicine, acupuncture and physical rehabilitation as well as advice on nutrition, lifestyle, environment and relationships. They adopt a holistic and integrated approach and aim to work with you, and your family vet, to bring your animal companion back to optimal health and keep them there.
|Happy Animal Clinic|
|A referral service for mind-body veterinary medicine|
When an animal worries or experiences stress, his mind and immune system are eventually affected, causing or intensifying a range of physical, mental and/or behavioural disorders. In fact, an animal’s emotional and physical wellbeing are so interconnected they cannot be addressed in isolation.
We share this wisdom in our Happy Animal Consultations through the Happy Animal Clinic. Consultations provide an interdisciplinary approach to your animal’s health and happiness which we call mind-body veterinary medicine.
|Specific Breed Rescue Organisations|
|Alaskan Malamute Breed & Working Club of South Africa|
|referral / rehoming service for Alaskan Malamutes|
|Ridgeback Rescue SA|
|Contact Liz Penprase on 011 8031892 OR 0828032178 or via email - email@example.com|
|Husky Rescue SA |
|Husky Rescue Southern Africa is a non-profit organisation that specialises in the rescue and re-homing of huskies and other Nordic breeds of dogs|
|Rescue and rehoming for Beagles|
|The South African Dachshund Club|
|llness, death, divorce, emigration and financial difficulty are just a few of the reasons dog owners are sometimes forced to seek new homes for their pets. |
The Dachshund Rescue Scheme was introduced to assist Dachshund owners in placing their dogs in approved caring homes
|Border Collie Rescue|
|Border Collie Rescue, a NPO which is responsible for the taking in of all Border Collies that find themselves in a less than favourable situation|
|Labrador Retriever Kennel Club|
|The LRKC offers a service to match Labrador Retrievers that need a new home to people looking for a Labrador Retriever, but not necessarily a puppy. |