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

PLEASE REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY

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

LET US SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!

Becoming an AACL Member is a great way to show your support for abandoned, neglected, sick and surrendered animals. Our Membership program helps raise funds and awareness and means AACL is able to provide essential education about animal care and welfare. It also means we can provide programs and services to the indigent communities through South Africa, which can make a life-saving difference to both animals and their owners.

MEMBERSHIP FORM
PET MEMBERSHIP FORM

Membership Questions and Answers:

No, being an AACL Member is not the same as being a regular donor. However, both are incredible ways of supporting abandoned, neglected, sick and surrendered animals in South Africa.
By choosing to support a specific branch, your membership fee will be used to provide care and support for animals in need in that area. If you do not select a specific branch, your fee will be used to provide care and support for animals in need all across South Africa.
It is possible to transfer your membership to a different Province, although each Member Branch’s membership programs are run separately. If you do wish to continue to support animals in need, you’ll need to apply for transfer to the Member Branch in your new Province or closest area.
Each of the AACL branches have separately designed volunteer programs, however you do not need to be a member to volunteer at any of our member branches.

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

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM AACL JOHANNESBURG
ISSUED ON WEDNESDAY, 10 APRIL 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

We are disappointed at the recent negative comments posted on Facebook.

We are also saddened by the misrepresentation of recent circumstances and slandering of the Organisation and individuals.

Animals are available for adoption at our facility for varying periods of time, but people do not always come forward to adopt them. Not all animals will be adopted and not all adoptions will be successful, and we have to make decisions that the public are not prepared to. We work with all classes, species and variety of animals, not just a select few.

We honour our core functions as set out in our Constitution and will not be dictated to by individuals, to the detriment of the larger population.

As an animal welfare organisation, we have been caring for and protecting animals since 1956. We are transparent in our actions as an Organisation and welcome positive engagement from the public.

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