This centre is a pro-life, nonprofit organisation whose core aim is to rescue, rehabilitate, re-unite and re-home lost, abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats.
|Location||Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa|
|Duration||From 2 weeks|
|Dates||All year round|
|Documents required||Enrolment form, curriculum vitae, letter of motivation, passport copy, proof of medical insurance|
|Day of arrival||Saturday|
|Day of departure||Saturday|
The animal shelter is a non-profit organisation whose core aim is to rescue, rehabilitate, reunite and re-home lost, abandoned, abused, and neglected animals and to educate communities, in particular children. They strive to uplift the lives of companion animals in disadvantaged communities by providing free sterilisations to qualifying families, primary health care, veterinary treatment and food as well as humane education to pet owners.
The shelter aims to:
The shelter strives to meet the needs of dogs and cats in underprivileged communities by providing primary health care such as vaccinations, deworming and parasite control:
A possible work schedule could be:
Every Friday morning you will help with de-worming and weighing of pups.
It is important to note that this description serves as an example only. The daily tasks and challenges depend on the volunteer and the work that needs to be done. The final job description can therefore vary substantially from the above.
You will be staying at a backpackers’ in Muizenberg. The backpackers’ is located in the heart of Muizenberg and only a few steps away from the beach. It is equipped with dorm-style rooms, a communal kitchen, a lounge and dining area, shared bathrooms, outside & inside chill areas and free WiFi. Bedding is provided, towels are not provided. Laundry can be done at commercial laundry facilities nearby.
You will be able to relax in the afternoons overlooking the ocean, and head to the beach on the weekends for a surf at the world famous Muizenberg Beach across the road.
Valentin from Switzerland ()
"I could spend a lot of time with the puppies. Playing, walking at the beach, puppy training and feeding them. This was really good friend. Taking care of the sick puppies and visits to the vet are also part of it. All the staff is really nice and passionate about animals. I will miss both. Was a good experience!"
Jefrey from Brazil ()
"This kind of programme provides a unique growth. The feedback we have of these lovely animals is indescribable. It is a pleasure to help dogs in everything, we feed them, make them happy in many cases like walking around the Tears and also teach them how to respect people."