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Thank you!

Thanks to each and all of you who have supported us throughout the years, whether it’s with food donations, building materials for our shelter or just by devoting some of your precious time to help us improve our home.  There was a lot of activity at the Four Paws Shelter this year and you can review some of our successful projects on our Shelter News page.

Please help us find the lost dog of one of our Shelter volunteers.

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!

First Adoption of 2018

Meet Jack, our first successful adoption of the year.

Jack with his new friend, exhausted after his first day and at Hemmingway’s Café in Killarney. Such a lucky boy!

4Paws Donation Gift Certificates

It’s always difficult to find a special gift for someone special.  Someone who is perhaps difficult to choose a gift for or just someone who is lucky enough to have a lot of everything and doesn’t really need anything.  Why not play it forward and make a food or cash donation in their name.

We will send you a special ‘thank you’ in the form of a Gift Certificate from 4Paws, personalised for the person of your choice.

I’m sure it’s the best gift they will every get!

Please contact us if you would like to make a donation as a gift to someone you love.

It will really show you care!

If you have already made your donation, please fill in your details here and we will send the gift card to you within 24 hours.

 4paws has the drive, but not the cars

Our hard-working Shelter Manager, Tammy.

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 Scarlet.  That’s me on the right with my previous Shelter pal. We were both brought into the Shelter
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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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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!

This is Nicola.  She was found running around the Riversands area for at least 2 weeks. In spite of us
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Hi, I’m Gabana.  I’m a 4 year old girl who is very friendly, super-intelligent and such a quick learner. In
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The Story of Princess We received a call from a concerned member of the public, about this poor emaciated dog, living
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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