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

WORLD SPAY DAY FEEDBACK

“AACL Johannesburg is very happy to report back on the success of their 2017 World Spay Day campaign, said Sister Cindy Price AACL’s General Manager. “This year, it had been decided to give back to welfare clients who had supported us through many changes over the past few years.  Dr Kathryn Knipe (Principal Veterinarian and campaign coordinator), had initially set a goal of 40 sterilizations to be undertaken on Tuesday 28th February.  However, due to the overwhelming response from clients, these 40 slots were soon filled.  So with the help of a locum veterinarian and 6 CCS veterinarians, we extended the World Spay Day campaign over four days, performing 14 sterilizations on Thursday 16th February, 21 sterilizations on Friday 17th February (where we sadly had one cat pass away post operation);  34 sterilizations on World Spay Day proper (28th February), and 24 sterilizations were undertaken on Wednesday 1st March.  In total, 93 animals were sterilized during our campaign, preventing hundreds of unwanted animals from being born.  The breakdown was 35 dog spays, 24 dog castrations, 17 cat spays and 17 cat castrations.”

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Our Latest News

Watch our Cape Town branch Web series!

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Episode One - We are the AACL Cape Town: Episode Two - Adoptions: Episode Three - Reception and Consulting Rooms: Episode Four - Animal Inspectors: [...]

AACL Tin drive

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School Poster Competition 2017

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