AACL Durban was founded in 1959 by Joyce Northend in Durban North.  With a mere 8 shillings and sixpence, but supported by a small handful of enthusiastic volunteers, she started with her primary objective of sterilising domestic animals.  Following her passionate and dedicated efforts, we have been caring for and protecting animals in the Greater Durban Area ever since, working mainly in informal settlements and in outlying, under-privileged areas.

In February 2012, the League’s two properties in residential Durban North were sold and the Branch relocated to its current beautiful location at Artesia Farm in Leckhampton Valley, 15 minutes outside Hillcrest.

During 2014, AACL’s Pietermaritzburg Branch was closed and amalgamated with the Durban Branch, being ideally situated midway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.