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

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 select a branch for working hours

JOHANNESBURG
CAPE TOWN
DURBAN & PMB
PORT ELIZABETH
LADYSMITH
BREDASDORP

AACL’S OPERATING TIMES DURING THE HOLIDAYS

AACL Johannesburg (Animal Anti-Cruelty League) would like to thank all their hospital clients and supporters for their kind patronage during the year and to wish them a very warm festive season and a prosperous and happy 2018.  We would also like to sincerely thank the Southern Courier and Comaro Chronicle for their outstanding support during the past year. As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on our local Caxton media to publicize important issues relevant to our industry and we appreciate the goodwill we have received in this regard.

Please note that all our departments, including kennels and the charity shop, will be open during December and will be operating as usual on Saturday 23rd and 30th December.  We will be closed on the 16th, 25th, 26th December and the 1st January 2018.  Operating hours for our hospital are from Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 11:00 and from 13:00 to 14:00 in the afternoons.  We do not consult on a Friday and our hours on Saturdays are from 08:30 to 11:00 a.m.  As we currently only have the services of one veterinarian, we work on a first come, first served basis and are limited as to the number of patients we can see.  For out of hours emergencies, please contact your nearest private veterinarian or New South Veterinary Clinic on ()11) 682 3213 or Animal Emergency Clinic on (011) 788 4748.

Please be advised that these are private practices and their terms, conditions and rates will apply.  Johannesburg SPCA has a 24-hour duty inspector available for after-hours emergencies, contactable on 083 604 1172.  They will also be open 24 hours a day to take in stray animals.

For anything further, please contact us during office hours on  (011) 435 0672 and/or E-Mail:  genmanager@aacl-jhbnb.co.za

 

Our Latest News

Thank you CareCube! – Cape Town

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Thank you CareCube! Carecube.org you are amazing! CareCube has helped us so much with the water crisis we are currently experiencing in Cape Town. They especially organised a truck full of water to be transported from PE to [...]

PET HEAT SAFETY!

February 5th, 2018|0 Comments

As the temperatures rise, it’s important to remember that our pets cannot regulate their own temperature as easily as humans can. + Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water [...]

WATER CAMPAIGN: Cape Town

February 5th, 2018|0 Comments

As the Western Cape is approaching Day Zero, please do not forget that your furries need water as much as you do. + Provide clean, clear water daily that is easily accessible to your pet. [...]

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