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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.

Weekly Spotlight

We are in very urgent need of wet cat food.  We have completely run out and we are unable to give the cats their supplements and their medications without wet cat food.

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

Please visit our Donations page if you can assist us to feed our beautiful cats.

Thanks again to all our first responders – we know who you are and we couldn’t do this without your help.

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.

 Well done Ashleigh !

Our rescued dog Amber being fostered by Ashleigh

We would like to thank Ashleigh, left, who has fostered Amber AND her many puppies for 5 weeks.

What a difference a loving home can make.

Amber is now fit and well and the proud mother of strong, healthy puppies.  Visit the puppies here!

4Paws Animal Shelter thanks you Ashleigh!

Please contact Tammy if you are willing and able to foster any of our pets.


Last one leaving home!

Although this makes us sad, we are nevertheless happy to report that we have no kittens for adoption at present.

Kittens grow so quickly and as they are always so irresistible, we seem to run out of stock really quickly!

If you would like to adopt a young or adult cat, please visit our Adoptions page and take a look at some of our truly beautiful residents.

At 4Paws Animal Shelter, you can be sure we’ll soon have another basket or two of adorable kittens, so please check back in again later to see the new visitors.

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.

Read more…

 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.

Hit & Run
Recently, we found this poor dog from Diepsloot Township that was hit by a car  several days before! We rushed her
Read more.
This is Nicola.  She was found running around the Riversands area for at least 2 weeks. In spite of us
Read more.
The Story of Princess We received a call from a concerned member of the public, about this poor emaciated dog, living
Read more.

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!

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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