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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.

4paws has the drive, but not the cars

Our hard-working Shelter Manager, Tammy.

Love Paws Concert at Nirox Sculpture Park

Sunday 26 November | Cradle of Humankind

The best of South Africa’s musicians supporting us!

Directions and GPS :  S25°59′ 09.56”  E27°46′ 59.17″

On Sunday 26 November a trio of South Africa’s favourite musicians will gather at NIROX Sculpture Park to raise funds and awareness for mankind’s feline and canine friends through the NGO’s 4Paws and PawsRUs.

Prime Circle, Just Jinjer and Kahn Morbee will be performing a live, acoustic showcase in the NIROX amphitheatre in the Cradle of Humankind – a World Heritage Site.

Animal lovers will unite in support of these valuable projects, amidst the natural splendor of NIROX Sculpture Park with its rolling lawns, meandering waterways and latest sculpture exhibition – WORDS| 2017 featuring Willem Boshoff and guest artists Prof. Raimi Gbadamosi, Gordon Froud, Richard Forbes, Ruann Coleman, Stephan Erasmus, Alice Edy & Susan Woolf.

Guests can enjoy a wide selection of excellent cuisine from the Epicurean Emporium, the fully-stocked ‘Bernie’s Bar’ and classic South African music, all the while contributing to the terrific work being done by 4Paws and PawsRUs.

Tickets available on-line: http://acousticsnow.nutickets.co.za/Paws

R340 per person online.

R360 at the gate –  subject to availability.

Children under 12 pay half-price.

Infants 2 and under enter free of charge.

No food/drinks/pets through the gate.

Audience numbers limited. Pre-booking strongly advised.

Right of admission reserved. Entry at own risk.

Santa Paws 2017

We are delighted to announce we are one of the beneficiaries of the Santa Paws charity drive for 2017!

This is a site where you can pledge online and drop off your donations at a place closest to you.  They will then check and scan all boxes, then  deliver them to the shelters, based on area (logistics), needs of shelters (what is in the specific box) and a few other factors.

We would love it if all our supporters could pledge online for this terrific cause and mention us in the pledge so we can give our beloved shelter pets the Christmas they all deserve.

Thanks to the organisers of this amazing charity.  Please visit them below or contact Tammy for more information.

Click here for more information

High Priority

 Dog Dip

It is again the season of ticks and fleas and because our dogs are walked daily, we are in urgent need to DOG DIP so we can routinely dip them.

If we don’t regularly dip all the dogs during this season, they risk catching unpleasant diseases from ticks and fleas.

We are hoping we can count on you again.  If you are able to assist, please email Tammy.

Kittens !!

New Kittens at 4Paws!

We are delighted to announce we have a beautiful litter of or truly beautiful kittens again.

Visit our new litter here and contact Tammy if you would like to apply to adopt one or more of these gorgeous guys!

Hill’s Transforming Lives

Hill’s Transforming Lives

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has launched an exciting competition – www.HillsTransformingLives.co.za – in which you can win amazing prizes and also help us and other animal charities and shelters.

Simply go to the www.HillsTransformingLives.co.za website and share your own story about how Hill’s food has transformed your pet’s life. If you don’t have a story to share (or don’t have a pet) you can simply like or share some of the stories already on the website. There are some incredible ‘tails’, it’s really worth a visit for all animal lovers.

Each month 10 winners will be randomly selected. They receive a shopping voucher worth R3, 000 (for Woolworths or Takealot) and can nominate their favourite registered animal NPO/charity to receive R3,000 of Hill’s pet food. That’s R30, 000 of Hill’s food being given away each month, from now until end December.

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 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 August.  That’s me on the left with my best friend Scarlet. We are both beautiful girls and we
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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