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Christmas in July 2018

Please visit our Events page to read about this wonderful event which will be held at the Indaba Hotel this year.

This is the 18th year this incredible event will be held,  which last year raised over R250,000 for charity.  We are very proud and grateful to be a beneficiary of this generous effort so please share this invitation with your friends and family.

Please click here for more information and to download an invitation.



We have so many tiny kittens which are currently being hand-reared by our devoted staff.  All these kittens were dumped on us and would not have survived if we hadn’t agreed to raise them.  They are all being bottle-fed almost hourly but are all growing into such beauties.  Please make go to the Adoption page if you would like to make enquiries about adopting one or more.


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!

 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.

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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Broken Tail
Last week we found this poor young dog in Diepsloot Township,  with a broken and crushed tail. We took him to
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Hit & Run
Recently, we found this poor dog from Diepsloot Township that was hit by a car  several days before! We rushed her
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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 Gabana.  I’m a 4 year old girl who is very friendly, super-intelligent and such a quick learner. In
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Hi I’m Malachi,  I’m a beautiful 8 month old male with pretty green eyes.  I am black and white with
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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