Pit Pals charity is at risk of losing their home, so the founders put their own home on the market and started a crowdfund to raise money to buy the farm.


Cape Town, South Africa – Pit Pals is a breed-specific rescue centre in Cape Town that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes power breeds like the pitbull.

They founded the rescue centre in June of 2016 and have rehomed over 400 dogs and puppies since. They have been renting a farm just outside of Cape Town for the last few years, and now the farm is being sold. The farm owner has offered the farm to the charity, giving them the first choice on buying.

The charity founders took the offer very seriously and even put their own home on the market to cover the costs. They have fallen short of the required R2.5 million for the farm and have turned to crowdfunding in the hopes of making up the difference.

If the farm is sold to someone else, they lose all the infrastructure of their rescue charity as the kennels are built onto the land of the farm. They have spent any donations for upgrades on the buildings and will lose so much.

“If the farm sells, Pit Pals lose it all! They have spent a lot of money and human resource rebuilding and renovating 22 of the landlord’s kennels and have nothing left with which to rebuild on another property. The kennels are fixed builds and cannot be moved. The current landlord has given Pit Pals an opportunity to buy the entire farm of 54 acres (22 hectare) for R2.5m ZAR or $179k or 144k GBP.

The Pit Pals owners have put their own home up for sale but even at full asking price they will still be short.”

Should they reach their goal, they hope to open their doors to other animal welfare charities. They plan to:

“To buy the farm, build more kennels and create an opportunity for other local rescue organisations to join hands to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome even more dogs.”

They are based on a farm in Klein Dassenberg which is between Melkbosstrand and Atlantis in the Western Cape. You can find out more about the charity via their Facebook page and then if you would like to donate towards their fund, you can do so via BackaBuddy here or Chuffed here. Chuffed is easy for international donors to use.

Sources: Pit Pals 
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