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As South Africans flock to start lives in the Western Cape, finding worthy animal welfare causes to support can seem daunting, but not with this list!


Western Cape, South Africa (13 January 2024) – There are thousands of people working with hundreds of organisations in the Western Cape, all with the goal of supporting as many animals as possible. Our comprehensive charity list grows and evolves every year as we add more good causes to the list. This is the 2024 list for the Western Cape province.

The Good Things Guy team has been working on these charity lists since the start of the pandemic in 2020. They were created as tools to help people find help or offer it to causes close to their hearts. Over the years, the demand for these lists has grown and today, we are excited to share our lists for 2024.

Our charity list was usually one long one but we have found, with the help of insightful readers, that one list is too much to work through. This year we are splitting the list into various categories. This list features all the animal welfare organisations we have featured over the years and can vouch for.

We are doing things a little differently this year. We now have nine animal charity lists, one for each province and a tenth featuring South Africa as a whole. Below are all the organisations that work in Western Cape to make a difference, you can find the other provinces here.

If we have missed an organisation or charity, please email tyler@goodthingsguy.com and we will add it soonest; kindly supply the relevant links as well as which province they work in, the NPO registration details and a brief description of what the organisation does.

Please note that this is a working list, so keep sending through your charities, and we will keep adding them!

These charities include all kinds of animal welfare organisations. We have simplified the search process for you by adding the following codes:

B – Birds, C – Cats, D – Dogs, F – Farm, H – Horses / Donkeys, W – Wildlife, and O – Other.

  • 1 Kennel at a time (Working in Ocean View, Western Cape) (C,D) – Facebook
  • African Tails (Working in Brooklyn) (D) – WebsiteFacebook
  • Aid 4 Animals In Distress (Working in Cape Town) (C,D) – Facebook
  • Animal Anti-Cruelty League (Working in Cape Town) (C,D,H) – Facebook
  • Animal Lifeline (Working in Cape Town) (C,D) – Website / Facebook
  • Animal Rescue Organisation (Working in Ottery) (C,D) – Facebook
  • Animal Welfare Society of SA (Working in Cape Town) (All) – Website / Facebook
  • Boggle and Brux Rescue (Working in Cape Town) (O) – Facebook
  • Cape Dachshund Rescue (Working in Cape Town) (D) – Facebook
  • Cart Horse Protection Association (Working in Cape Town) (H) – Website / Facebook
  • Change for the Better Foundation (Working in Brackenfell) (C,D) – Facebook
  • Cheryl Lyn’s Rescue Organisation (Working in Table View) (C,D) – Website / Facebook
  • DARG (Working in Hout Bay) (C,D) – Facebook
  • Dead Animals Walking (Working in Durbanville) (D) – Website / Facebook
  • EARS Donkey Sanctuary (Working in Greyton) (H) – Website / Facebook
  • Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary (Working in McGregor) (H) – Website / Facebook
  • Feral Cat Project Cape Town (Working in Cape Town) (C) – Facebook
  • Fur-Get-Me-Knot (Working in Westlake) (C,D) – Website / Facebook
  • Foster Furry Rescue (Working in the Southern Peninsula) (C) – Facebook
  • Grabouw Animal Welfare Society (Working in Grabouw) (D) – Facebook
  • Greyton Farm Animal Sanctuary (Working in Greyton) (F) – Website / Facebook
  • HART (Working in Helderberg) (C,D) – Website / Facebook
  • Have a Heart Equine Sanctuary (Working in Bonnievale) (H) – Website / Facebook
  • Help a Paw (Working in Somerset West) (D) – Facebook
  • Hout Bay Seal Rescue Centre (Working in Hout Bay) (O) – Website / Facebook
  • John Moore Animal Welfare (Working in Robertson) (C,D) – Website / Facebook
  • Karoo Donkey Sanctuary (Working in Prince Albert) (H) – Website / Facebook
  • Knysna Animal Welfare Society (Working in Knysna) (C,D) – Website / Facebook
  • K9 & Bridges – Rescue (Working in Helderberg) (C,D) – Facebook
  • Langebaan Animal Care (Working in Langebaan) (C,D) – Website / Facebook
  • Leaps (Working in Lamberts Bay and Elands Bay) (C,D) – Website / Facebook
  • Lucky Lucy Foundation (Working in Malmesbury) (C,D) – Website / Facebook
  • Mdzanana Animal Clinic (Working in Khayelitsha) (C,D) – Website / Facebook
  • Muddy Pooches (Working in Plettenberg Bay) (C,D) – Facebook
  • Oudtshoorn Dogs in Need (Working in Oudtshoorn) (D) – Facebook
  • Plett Animal Welfare Service (Working in Plettenberg Bay) (C,D) – Website / Facebook
  • Piketberg Animal Care/Piketberg Dieresorg (Working in Piketberg) (C,D) – Facebook
  • Pit Pals (Working in Melkbosstrand) (D) – Website / Facebook
  • Raise ‘n Rescue (Working in Cape Town) (C) – Facebook
  • Riebeek Animal Welfare (Working in Swartland) (C,D) – Facebook
  • Safe Hands Animal Rescue (Working in Franschhoek) (C,D) – Facebook
  • SANCCOB (Working in Table View) (B) – Website / Facebook
  • Sidewalk Specials (Working in De Doorns) (D) – Website / Facebook
  • SPCA Cape of Good Hope (All) – Facebook
  • SPCA Garden Route (All) – Website
  • SPCA Mossel Bay (All) – Facebook
  • SPCA Paarl (All) – Facebook
  • SPCA Swartland and West Coast (All) – Facebook
  • SPCA Wellington (All) – Facebook
  • SPCA Winelands (All) – Facebook
  • Squirrel Rescue and Rehab Western Cape (W) – Website Facebook
  • Tanaka Foundation (Working in Plettenberg Bay) (D) – Facebook
  • TEARS Animal Rescue (Working in Cape Town) (C,D) – Facebook
  • The Majestic Beast Rescue (Working in Western Cape) (D) – Website / Facebook
  • The Outreach Program (TOP) (Working in Somerset West, Gordons Bay and Strand, Western Cape) (C,D) – Facebook
  • The Sushi and Panda Foundation (Working in Cape Winelands) (C,D) – Facebook
  • The Underdog Project (Working in Hout Bay) (D) – Website / Facebook
  • The Woof Project (Working in Cape Town) (D) – Website / Facebook
  • Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation (Working in Cape Town) (O) – Website / Facebook

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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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