Animals Matter Langeberg

Assistance with primary health care in the very poor communities

What we do

• Education of the communities about caring for their animals
• Assistance with primary health care in the very poor communities
• Sterilisation of pets in the very poor communities
• Monitoring of and assistance for small scale farmers.

This is all done by a few volunteers and in the poor communities we walk from home to home to identify animals which need help. In this way we find animals that would otherwise never get cared for properly. At this stage we cannot pick up stray animals as we have no premises to hold them and care for them, so please contact the SPCA if you have a problem with a stray or lost animal. As we have no premises we also cannot do any re-homing of pets. We have recently been approached to try and assist with sterilising feral cats and we are going to assess and plan the best way to help.

Although we currently have no paid staff there are still plenty of costs involved as we have to get a team from Cape Town to do the sterilisation days (but watch this space for more news on our plans for next year!) and also the medicines we need for the primary healthcare are a big expense. We have to heavily subsidise pet owners as the owners that we assist are at the bottom end of the huge wealth disparity which we see here in South Africa.

Great progress

We have had a great deal of success raising funds so far thanks to the generosity of many – thank you to everyone who has supported us financially or in other ways.
Thank you to Langeberg Municipality for allowing us to use the community halls at no cost. Thank you to Zoetis for donating vaccines and to Medpet for donating de-worming tablets. Thank you to Dr Lize Venter and Oakhurst Vets for assistance and for donating some surgical instruments and thank you to Dr Helen McLean of Cornerstone Vets who is always willing to help us. We are applying to the National Lotteries Commission for funding to be able to continue our progress.

What you can do to help

funding, sponsorship, donations of / for:

• educational material
• medications, vaccines
• food, collars and leads, old towels and newspapers
• volunteers – for fieldwork, admin, fundraising, handyman, seamstress, assisting with the Montagu Market stall.

You can contact us by phone/WhatsApp 076 578 4234 manned weekdays 9am to 4pm (no emergency calls on this number please) or Email: