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There is a community brimming with hope; Cat Angels Refuge works tirelessly to support every animal it can in the North West.


Zeerust, South Africa (06 September 2022) – Working in animal welfare and rescue is a tough job, made more challenging when funding is low. For many organisations, this is a struggle, but for organisations based in the remote parts of South Africa, access to funding is even harder.

The Cat Angels Refuge SA, based in the North West Province, stretches every cent they earn in the hopes of saving and protecting as many animals as possible. However, a lack of funds pushes them closer to the brink of closing each month. They take in both cats and dogs.

The Cat Angels Refuge SA is now hoping for one last time to raise the funding needed to keep their doors open and the team operational. If they close, that is a whole section of the North West that will go without an animal welfare organisation as they are currently the only one along their routes.

The organisation is currently renting the old premises where the SPCA used to operate. The SPCA closed its doors in 2012, and Angels stepped in to fill the gap that was left. The landlord had offered for the organisation to stay free but with the agreement that they would purchase the premises outright in 2022. With so much need during the pandemic, they never managed to put aside the full amount to purchase the property. Hope is not lost though, they are working hard to make sure they reach the target.

So far, they have managed to raise over R175,000, which is waiting patiently in a Bidvest call account to be used towards the purchase of the property. They have now launched a BackaBuddy fund in the hopes of raising the balance for the property. The funds raised using either the bank account or BackaBuddy will be used specifically for the property. If you would like to support them in other ways, you can reach out via Facebook here.

“The animals from as far as Swartruggens, the Botswana Border and Ottoshop (near Mafikeng) will have a shelter to go to if needed.

 It will mean we can help more animals and hopefully get more outreach campaigns up and running for sterilisations and medical care, and vaccinations in the 40+ villages as we know we will be here to stay.

 We are an open admission shelter, so we never turn an animal away; many have no hope without us.”

The total needed for the property is R750,000, which will also go towards a few upgrades on the property so that it is at its best for all the animals.

If you would like to DONATE, you can do so online via our BackaBuddy fundraiser:; Or alternatively, you can donate directly into the 32-day call account using the details below. The team are sharing a monthly tally of all the funds raised so you can see how much they have.

Cat Angel Refuge
Bidvest Bank
Current Account (32-day call)
Account Number: 7962894201
Code: 462005
Reference – your name
Proof of payment to: for bookkeeping purposes.

Sources: Angels Refuge SA
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