Urgent Appeal to FRIENDS of 4PAWS

Calling all plumbers!  4Paws is in urgent need of advice, materials and labour to construct a drainage system and septic tank in order to meet the requirements of the Health Department.  We need to meet this requirement within 21 days!

If you or anyone you know would be willing to help us, please email Tammy at the 4Paws Shelter or contact her on 083-377-3219.  All help would be gratefully appreciated!

Please visit us on our FaceBook page for more information on this important project.

Updates on our progress with this project are posted in our Shelter Projects page.


Every week we feature a special case.   One we feel deserves special attention.

This week we are still featuring Gabana.  She is a beautiful well-socialized 4.5 year old girl who is really friendly, super-intelligent and such a quick learner.

She has been at the Shelter since she was a puppy – so about 4 years in total !!

She gets on really well with all the other dogs and is a joy to all the staff at the Shelter.  She doesn’t understand why she keeps getting overlooked for adoption as she’s really pretty and in very good condition.

She is very eager to please and although she certainly deserves the Shelter’s long-service award, all she really wants is to be someone’s special girl.  We have recently introduced her to the cats at our Shelter to see how she socialises and she is a star!  She is a delightful dog and will devote herself to you forever if you adopt her.

If you can adopt our gorgeous girl, please visit her on our Adoptions page.  You can also email Tammy or call her on 083-377-3219

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.

Newly Rescued – In Rehabilitation

Please note :  Where 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.


Hi I’m Rose and my sister Daisy is standing next to me but she was too busy kissing the dog
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Hi I’m Jessica. I am a really pretty 3 year old girl and I’m the sister of Rose and Daisy.
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Hi I’m Mogali.  I’m a 3 year old German Shepherd look-alike.  I’m such a handsome boy and I used to share
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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 Projects page for news and info on the latest projects taking place at 4Paws !

Winter Blanket Drive for ALL Animal Shelters

It’s not just our pets at 4Paws Animal Shelter who feel the cold in winter, it’s the pets at ALL animal shelters.  This initiative provides aid to 50 shelters by providing blankets, dog jerseys and tons of much needed food.  Please visit this site to see if you can assist in any way.

 Pet’s Adopted

Please also 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!

Hi I’m Beauty and I’ve recently been adopted by Rudolph and my new name is Bonnie which I love.  I have
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Hi I’m Betty.  All I ever wanted was to be someone’s little dog.  I have found a loving home but
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Barney & Betty
We are Barney & Betty.  We were inseparable at the Shelter and were so lucky to be adopted together.  We
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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