Cape Town NPO 000-561 and PBO 930006848


Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 15h30
Saturday: 08h00 – 11h30
Sundays Emergencies only: 09h00 – 11h00
Public Holidays: Emergencies only: 09h00 – 10h00

Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 15h00
Saturday: 08h00 – 11h00
Sundays: NO CLINIC  – refer to Epping
Public Holidays: NO CLINIC – refer to Epping 

Adoptions Hours

Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 15h30
Saturday: 08h00 – 11h30
Sundays: 09h00 – 11h00
Public Holidays: 09h00 – 10h00

Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 15h30
Saturdays: 08h00 – 12h00
Sundays: 09h00 – 11h00
Public Holidays: 09h00 – 10h00


90 Bofors Circle (corner Carrier Way) EPPING 2

Tel: 021 534 6426/7
Fax: 086 550 0979/021 534 5625


1 Bureau Street, Bellville South

Tel: 021 951 3010

Patty’s Paws

You are also welcome to sit in our tea garden and enjoy a delicious snack from Patty’s Paws shop.
Monday – Friday: 8.15 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 8.15 am – 11.30 am

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.

Cape Town – Animal Welfare Cape Town

The Animal Anti-Cruelty League’s Cape Town Society, was established on the 1st May 1969. For many years it operated from premises owned by Dr Moll, the Chairman, at the time. During the rainy season it was a major adventure to get anywhere near the facilities, as one had to tread through ankle deep mud. During the early 1990’s the Society was given the opportunity to purchase a piece of land, from the local municipality, in the industrial area of Epping

In early 1992, the new Society was established in the Industrial area of Epping and on the 1st of August 1992, the new facilities were officially opened by Princess Labia, who was a longstanding friend of the League and one of its first Honorary Life members. Although the Cape Town Society had some rough times in past years, today it is a strong and very busy Society, and offers subsidized animal primary health services, support and education to less fortunate communities

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The Animal Anti-Cruelty League Cape Town offers a consultation primary health care service, as well as treatment for animals subjected to cruelty, motor vehicle accidents, abuse and neglect. The clinic is equipped with a reception, 3 consulting rooms, operating theatre, x-ray room, 73 hospital cages, 12 isolation cages, 30 adoption kennels, 10 portable cages for emergencies or ‘overspill’ and a public dipping tank. The clinic and hospital attend to 54,000 animals per annum.

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Rescued or unwanted animals are rehabilitated and placed in the kennels/cattery for adoption. It is permanently bursting at the seams, with an average of 120 animals being cared for on a daily basis. As the Animal Anti-Cruelty League is an independent organisation, there is no holding period. The average animal stays for under 3 months before being adopted, but in exceptional cases, animals have stayed for over a year. A fostering facility using volunteers, hand-rears animals, which are prematurely taken away from their mothers. The Adoptions Department rehabilitate and re-home 500 animals per annum.

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Animal Anti-Cruelty League Cape Town have three fully trained and qualified inspectors, who carry out the sometimes horrific task of Complaint Investigations, as well as giving lectures and one-on-one education. The inspectors are authorised under the Animals Protection Act No 71 of 1962, to inspect the premises of all complaints lodged at the League, and after counselling, should the owners still be unable to care for their animal/s, the inspectors have the authority to confiscate the animal/s. Approximately 2,400 complaints per annum are attended to by this busy department in Cape Town.

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The Animal Anti-Cruelty League Cape Town’s entire funding comes through donations from animal lovers and people who have known the love and devotion of pets. All donated money and goods are used with great care to ensure the best possible care can be given to as many needy animals as possible.

“A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove…. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of animals and the creatures of this earth.”
Author: Unknown

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With your help we can continue improving the lives of many animals. To ensure regular cash flow kindly make a once-off donation, or complete a debit order (form enclosed). You can also consider nominating us as a beneficiary in you Last Will and Testament.


Mobile Clinic

The Cape Town Society also operates a mobile clinic to disadvantaged areas 7 times a week, to assist the communities with primary health care, sterilisation, vaccinations and education. 3,600 animals are attended to by this service per annum.

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Education and Information

Every opportunity is used to give animal welfare advice, educate pet owners on pet care responsibilities, give talks, attend relevant events, and emphasize through education the importance of issues such as sterilisation and vaccination.

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During 2005/2006 the Animal Anti-Cruelty League Cape Town investigated the possibility of opening a branch clinic in the Bellville area to help relieve the pressure on their Epping facility. Epping is also beyond reach of many members of the disadvantaged community, who do not have transport, as it is situated some 15km away from Bellville. A lease agreement with the City of Cape Town was secured and a branch opened as registered veterinary consulting rooms, in November 2006. Services to the underprivileged communities from this newly established clinic are:


Primary health care; Preventative treatment (Vaccines, deworming, dipping); education on pet care and nutrition; Treatment of sick and injured animals on an outpatient basis.

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Hospital facility

Provides overnight hospitalization; Theatre: Surgical procedures, including sterilization, are undertaken by a half-day veterinarian. Major orthopaedic cases, however, are referred to the Epping branch.

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Tygerberg Pound

The Bellville Animal Anti-Cruelty League is the municipal pound for the Tygerberg sub-structure of the City of Cape Town and as such, houses all stray animals which are brought in.


Unwanted pets and unclaimed strays are put up for adoption in the Animal Anti-Cruelty League’s Bellville kennels and cattery facilities. All animals adopted out by the Animal Anti-Cruelty League are sterilized, vaccinated and dewormed, prior to adoption and property checks are carried out by their inspectors, to ensure that potential homes are suitable.

Since opening the Bellville Clinic, statistics have revealed and confirmed the critical need for subsidized veterinary care in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. While the Bellville Clinic continues to make a valuable and meaningful impact on local communities, areas still in great need are those of the low-cost housing and squatter camps situated in Wallacedene and Bloekombos situated in Kraainfontein. These areas have an almost 50% unemployment rate and a median per capita income of below R500 per month. More than 85% of Wallacedene residents occupy informal dwellings. Currently, there is no clinic servicing these areas and the suffering animals is unimaginable. Sick and injured animals are left to die, as owners are unable to transport them to welfare facilities and cannot afford private veterinary treatment. The mobile clinic attends to the Wallacedene area every Monday, from 10h00 to 13h00.

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Bequest and Your Will

Our Banking Details:

Animal Anti-Cruelty League Cape Town

Standard Bank, Rondebosch
Account No. 071465820
Branch Code: 025009

If and when you make a direct deposit into this account, please remember to inform us, by sending us a copy of your deposit or EFT. You can fax or email us as above.

Very important notice!

Payments for “Home Organiser Diaries”, “Portrait Desk Pads” and “Tony And Friends Educational CD” MUST BE MADE ONLY to our Marketing Banking Account. Please refer to our MARKETING PAGE for details.


NPO 000-561
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