The Animal Welfare Society of South Africa was established 87 years ago and offers a full range of veterinary services to the underprivileged communities of Cape Town. From our base in Philippi, we handle about 4000 animals a month.
The clinic is open seven days a week, including weekends and public holidays. We have fully equipped and very busy theatres where we do sterilisations, orthopaedic and other operations. At any one time we can house more than 100 sick or injured animals.
We are committed to sterilising every animal that comes through our hospital as our contribution to reducing the number of stray and unwanted animals.
Our inspectorate department responds to calls reporting abused and neglected animals, sick/injured animals and injured stray animals.
The society also has adoption kennels. We take in stray and unwanted pets to see if we can find them suitable homes. Each animal is microchipped and sterilised before leaving the organisation and we are strict about home checks. We have a growing number of happy adopters and pets in the greater Cape Town community.
AWS does not receive state funding and is entirely dependent on public donations.