HELPING PEOPLE TO HELP ANIMALS.
Fisantekraal Animal Welfare (FAW) helps the dogs and cats of Fisantekraal township, Morning Star, Klipheuwel, and surrounding farms near Durbanville, Western Cape.
We see 50 – 80 animals in a 3-hour time period at our containers which we vaccinate, deal with injuries and illnesses, treat mange, dip for ticks and fleas, provide or subsidise kennels and collars, and rescue abused, neglected or abandoned animals, and more.
Throughout the week any available volunteers also spend time in Fisantekraal, helping where they can, and our volunteers (like Terra, pictured) who live in Fisantekraal look out for animals in need and alert us to problems.
To save thousands of future animals, all you have to do is sterilise one. Spay/neuter is our main focus – the less animals born into a bad situation, the better.
We’re fighting a monumental battle to keep up. All animals are driven to nearby vets by volunteers during the week (before they head off to work). We pay a reduced rate from our funds, then the animals are returned home by volunteers.
We have sterilisation days when possible during which we transport multiple animals to and from vets who offer a few hours without charge.
This is crucial and is predominantly focused on sterilisations (see following page). We don’t believe that taking an animal away or just doing something ourselves is the answer.
By creating awareness in the community, showing how something can be done better, and sensitising pet owners, we believe that things CAN change…for the better.
SUBSIDISED FOOD PROGRAMME
A combination of donated food and food bought from our funds is either given out when needed, or used in a subsidised programme. We do NOT make any profit out of this programme.
Hungry dogs in the streets are regularly fed by FAW’s dedicated volunteers with donated food.
We vaccinate against rabies in cats and dogs, canine parvovirus and distemper in dogs, and snuffles and other respiratory diseases in cats.
We also treat minor injuries such as burns or bite wounds on site, and take injured or ill animals to nearby vets.
We treat mange, ticks, and fleas on site; and rescue abused or neglected animals.
SHELTER AND COMFORT
We started a kennel project for the many dogs who live outside all the time.
We also aim to educate owners about tying up/chaining of dogs, and, if there’s no way they can be let loose, we assist with running wires so that dogs can move around.
We arrange for longer-haired pooches with badly-matted hair to be clipped.
AND SO MUCH MORE…
All the things we do – and there’s so much more than just the above – takes a lot of time and money. We are so grateful to all our volunteers and sponsors; the vets, vet nurses, and grooming people; Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre; and the many, many individuals who support us in word and deed. Thank you!