Volunteer With AfriPaw
Volunteer Opportunities / 315 views
All our work is voluntary, so your money goes straight to the care of township pets.
R80 buys enough food to feed 4 pets for a week
Primary Medical Care
R140 buys a tick, flea and de-worming combo for one pet
Shelter and Safety
R150 buys a custom-made kennel pad, made of canvass and foam. This works far better than a blanket, as it is soft, durable, dries easily and can be cleaned without a fuss.
R400 buys a kennel, which not only provides shelter from the elements but also serves as a safe haven for a township dog.
R260 pays for a male cat to be neutered
R340 pays for a female cat or a male dog to be sterilised
R440 pays for a female dog to be spayed
R20 000 covers all the veterinary costs of an entire Spay Day, where an average of 45 pets are sterilised.
Your time is a gift to us. We have a wonderful team of committed volunteers, but we always need more hands. We believe in spreading the load, so as to not overburden anyone.
There are several areas where you can get involved:
You can volunteer at our bi-monthly Spay Days. This is always on a Saturday and takes place at a local school or church in Vrygrond. It is usually a long day, so you can sign up for a morning session (7am – 12pm) or an afternoon session (12pm – 5pm). If you have a lot of energy, you are welcome to stay the entire day!
In partnership with Dogmatters, we run monthly Pet Clinics on the second Saturday of every month, from 10am – 1pm. (Set-up from 9am). Come and help us dip, de-worm, feed, love, hug and kiss the pets and connect with the community. We believe that education by demonstration is the best teacher.
From time to time, we showcase pets that need homes. We always need help with managing the fur-kids and talking to the public.
Foster or Adopt
Whilst we try to avoid removing pets from their homes, it is sometimes necessary when there are cases of neglect or abuse. Sometimes owners surrender their pets to us because they are unable to care for them. We assess each situation on a case-by-case basis.
We do not have kennels, so we rely on the public to open their homes to pets that need to be fostered. Sometimes it’s just for a few days and sometimes it’s for a few months. Fostering saves lives and prepares pets for a loving and stress-free home environment.
If you are interested in adopting, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram. If you can’t adopt, you can help us by sharing our posts and encouraging friends and family to visit our social media pages. All our pets are sterilised, vaccinated and checked by a vet before they are placed in a home.
Non-Profit Organisation Registration Number – 198-652