Thank You!

4Paws Animal Shelter has had some absolutely amazing community assistance recently.  Here’s a heartfelt ‘thank you’ from some of our Shelter pets, beautifully photographed by Gavin Klarmann.

Visit our Adoptions page to enquire about adopting any of the pets shown here.

Mandela Day 2017 Community Outreach

We were again privileged to have the support of the local community doing their bit on Mandela Day 2017.  Check out our enthusiastic helpers on a day special to all of us! 

Massive Community Effort on Saturday 8th July to Save our Shelter and our Pets!

This huge project has been an enormous success and we owe a great deal of thanks to everyone who came to our assistance.  To read more about this amazing community effort, please visit our Shelter News page.

We did it !!!  We are now ready for our inspection from the Health Department !!

Now Ready for our Inspection!

With the unbelievable effort of our amazing community, we have installed 2 septic tanks and a french drain over the weekend of 8th July 2017 to comply with the requirements of the Department of Health.

This has now brought us into full compliance with the Department of Health who had imposed very strict conditions and a dire situation which put the lives of our beloved rescued animals in great peril.

We are now ready for our Inspection!!  Thanks to everyone in the community who came to our assistance.  We could never have done all this work without your donations and assistance.

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Concreting and New Kennels !

Concreting & New Kennels. Such a generous donation!

Everyone at 4Paws Animal Shelter, and that definitely includes all the residents, are immensely grateful to Avanthi Parboosing.  Avanthi and her family have been long-time sponsors to our Shelter and her latest donation has enabled us to concrete the dogs’ quarters.

Please check out our Shelter Projects page for more information on Avanthi’s amazing gesture which has allowed us to make an incredible improvement to our Shelter.

Newly Rescued – In Rehabilitation

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.

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 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 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 Midnight I’m a pure black girl-kitten of 2 months old. I have gorgeous green eyes and I love
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Cutie Pie
Hi I’m Cutie Pie.  I’m a gorgeous 2 month old girl-kitten with a beautiful tri-colour coat. I love exploring and
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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 !

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