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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.

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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Weekly Spotlight

Shelter Resident Photographed by Gavin Klarmann

We urgently need to boost the immunity of the cats and kittens at our Shelter.

Top of our wish list this week is for cat vitamins to help with this.

Your vet or Pet Store owner can advise which vitamins work best.

You can also order online from one of our sponsors, epetstore who will deliver directly to us.



Thanks to everyone!


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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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 Kuzo.  That’s me standing behind Gabana.  Everyone stands behind Gabana at the Shelter ‘cos she’s been here the
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Hi I’m Aerial.  That’s me on the left with my good friend Darlas.  I am a three year old girl
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Hi I’m Darlas.  That’s me on the right with my best friend Arial. I am the most handsome guy you
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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 Crystal.  I’m such a beautiful girl.  I am a cross Husky/Chow and I will be your friend for life.
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Hi I’m Chase.  I’m such a good boy.  I’m a 2 year old German Shepherd cross. Update 17 July 2017
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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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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