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Take a look at our beautiful, well-mannered, happy and healthy shelter dogs.  All of these gorgeous dogs are available for adoption to the right owner.

Click here to go to the Adoptions page for more information on these beautiful pets.

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Dogs were lovingly photographed by Tarryn with a LOT of help from Tammy and her team at 4Paws Animal Shelter.

Christmas in July 2020

This year we are having to do things differently for the miracle of Christmas giving to still happen twice a year in South Africa. Christmas in July enables the miracle of Christmas giving to happen twice a year in Johannesburg, South Africa. We need your help to support our charities especially in 2020. We assist people and causes who need a helping hand to make our country a better place. This will be our 20th annual miracle celebration.   Hear our story in less than 3 minutes as we move online.

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Yes we need Volunteers!!!

We need casual and weekend-warrior volunteers to help with the many tasks at our Shelter.  We need warriors who are brave, fit/working on being fit,  and not afraid of hard work.  Sometimes dirty but always rewarding. All ages welcome. Commit to 2 hours a week, 1 morning a week, commit your husband for a few hours, bring all your staff etc.  Let’s have some fun by making the most precious donation of all – our valuable time – to such a worth cause.

Swipe your MySchool My Village MyPlanet Card

Make every swipe count!  4Paws Animal Shelter is now a registered beneficiary of this wonderful programme.  By swiping your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card at every participating outlet, a percentage of the sales goes towards the maintenance of our Shelter.  Go to their website to find out more about this amazing community initiative.

Download the form below and send it right back to us and make every swipe count towards the upkeep and upliftment of our Shelter.

Click here to download the application form.

Vet’s Bill

Our monthly Vet’s bill is one of our biggest expenses but without the services of the amazing team at Paulshof Veterinary Clinic, we are unable to treat the many injuries of our pets, many of which are rescued from horrendous situations.  We desperately need help with our vet’s bill and every contribution towards this is appreciated.  Please make a donation to the Shelter or directly to our Vet using 4Paws Animal Shelter and your name as your reference.  Click onto the link at the top right of this page to make a donation or donate directly to our vet using the information below.

Paulshof Veterinary Clinic | First National Bank | Branch Code : 250655 | Account No :62163075651

Please Note :  When making payments directly to our Vet, please use the reference 4Paws_(your name) so we can correctly allocate the payment to our Shelter.

Find out more about the different ways to make donations to 4Paws Animal Shelter here.

Unsung Hero’s

Watch this amazing video which was made by Julia Theunissen as a tribute to our amazing Shelter staff who take care of our beloved pets!

 Newly Rescued

Please note :  If no actual picture of the pet is shown, this means the pet has probably sustained injuries or is in rehabilitation. They are such brave pets and they don’t mind showing you their injuries as long as you understand they might not be looking their best!  With our love and care and your help we hope to get them on the road to recovery quickly.

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Please go to our Adoptions menu to check out our other pets who are looking for a home.  Adoption Criteria for adopting any of our pets can be found here.

 Pet’s Adopted

Please visit our Success Stories page to view some really lucky adopted pets.  We will miss you guys, but we know you’ve been adopted by a worthy family and we wish you all the best in your new life!

SPECIAL THANKS !!

Please visit our Donors & Sponsors page to view our ‘special thanks’ to all our amazing supporters.  Without your generous assistance and donations, we would never be able to take such good care of our pets.

Please visit our Wishlist or Donations page if you are able to assist us at a later date.

Please visit our Shelter Updates page for news and info on the latest projects taking place at 4Paws !

Founder’s Note:

“We have improved the lives of many animals since we started in July 2006 but there are so many more animals in need. We are only able to do what our finances allow us to do.” ~Merinda Brits

  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Donations
To improve the quality of life of underprivileged animals. In our urban surroundings, the main categories are: squatter camp animals and feral cats.
To expand by obtaining more vehicles, employing more fieldworkers and to operate from our own clinic.
We are currently only relying on private donations, but we are also hoping to gain the support of the public sector. Should you wish to make any donations, we would be eternally grateful. You can either make a donation by using the online donation button on the website, or alternatively by making a direct bank deposit. Our banking details are as follows: Four Paws Nedbank, Fourways Branch code: 168405 Acc Nr: 1684110750