Welcome to the Animal Anti-Cruelty League

The Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL), has been protecting and caring for animals since 1956. It is South Africa’s second largest independent Animal Welfare Organization, relying entirely on the generosity and goodwill of the animal-loving public for financial support.

We are an organization that gets involved with all aspects of animal welfare: provide shelter for abandoned animals, promote an efficient adoption programme, prosecute animal cruelty cases, run welfare hospitals for lower income groups, visit underprivileged areas with fully equipped mobile clinics and regularly address schools and clubs on the challenges of animal welfare.

We have branches in the major centres of the country – Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Ladysmith and the farming area of Bredasdorp. Please note: The ANIMAL ANTI-CRUELTY LEAGUE its branches and/or Member Societies are NOT PRO-LIFE ORGANIZATIONS and are certainly not ANIMAL RIGHTISTS.

READY TO ADOPT?

One of the rewards of adopting a rescued animal is that you are saving a life and giving a deserving animal a new home. At the Animal Anti Cruelty League we believe that life is better shared, and the best expression of this is to adopt a pet.

VIEW OUR ADOPTION GALLERY

If you think someone you know is abusing animals, please speak up. Read on for more information about how to recognize and report cruelty in your area.

REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY

PAIA  & POPI MANUAL:

PAIA is legislation that creates the framework to the right to access information enshrined in section 32 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. PAIA is the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000. The purpose of this legislation is to promote a culture of transparency, accountability and good governance both in the private and public sectors. PAIA Act, the PAIA Manual, the PAIA Form and the Access to Information Act.

TO VIEW THE MANUAL CLICK HERE

TREATMENT AT ANIMAL WELFARE HOSPITALS

Pursuant with a long standing agreement between the South African Veterinary Council and Animal Welfare Organisations, we do not treat private patients who do not qualify for welfare assistance. An Almonying system (Means Test) is in place and only those who pass this test will be treated at our Animal Welfare Hospitals

OUR WORKING HOURS

Please a select branch for working hours

JOHANNESBURG
CAPE TOWN
DURBAN & PMB
PORT ELIZABETH
LADYSMITH
BREDASDORP

FEATURED NEWS

Success of Canon’s Selfieless nationwide Campaign

We are so thrilled and grateful to be able to report back on the phenomenal success of Canon’s Selfieless nationwide Campaign held over the holidays.  Thank you so much Canon, for initiating and facilitating such an extremely beneficial undertaking.  Our sincere appreciation must also go to all the participating organizations, PartServe Channel Support (Pty) Limited, Cameratek and the Canon SA Regional Branches, who so wholeheartedly got behind the initiative and made it great.  Phenomenal amounts of petfood and pet products were collected for the AACL thanks to you and all the animal lovers out there, who also had great fun taking amazing animal-interactive selfies, which greatly contributed towards the overall success of the campaign.   Here are just some of these selfies.

Our Latest News

Success of Canon’s Selfieless nationwide Campaign

January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

We are so thrilled and grateful to be able to report back on the phenomenal success of Canon’s Selfieless nationwide Campaign held over the holidays.  Thank you so much Canon, for initiating and facilitating such [...]

Christmas Shelter Lunch feedback 2016

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Christmas Shelter Lunch feedback What a wonderful time was had by all, at the AACL’s Christmas Shelter Lunch yesterday.  The camaraderie and excitement was almost tangible and our shelter residents were in their element, basking [...]

Animal Anti-Cruelty League Cape Town – Check out this fantastic competition!!! ❤❤

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Tell all your friends and family to check out the very talented Annelie Coetzee Photography and the amazing pictures she took of our Epping adoption dogs. By sharing the competition link you will be in [...]

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