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The Animal Welfare Society does not receive state funding and depends entirely on donations.


The Animal Welfare Society of SA offers a full range of veterinary services to the underprivileged and disadvantaged communities of Cape Town.

The AWS clinic is open seven days a week, including weekends & public holidays. We have full equipped theatres where we do sterilisations, orthopaedic and other operations. At any given time we can house more than one hundred sick or injured animals.

We are committed to sterilising every animal that comes through our hospital in order to contribute to reducing the number of strays. Our Inspectorate team also respond to calls for any animal in distress, including injured strays, dog fighting and animal abuse.

We also have an adoption department. We take in strays and unwanted pets to find them suitable and loving homes. Each animal is medically assessed, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for ticks and fleas, microchipped and sterilised and we do very strict homechecks.

We have a growing number of happy adopters and pets in the greater Cape Town community.