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African Tails

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Contact Details

Phone: 021 510 7360

Address: 56 Koeberg Road, 7441 Brooklyn, Milnerton Cape Town

Opening Hours

African Tails does not have a shelter facility. We operate on a system of foster homes in and around the greater Cape Town area. Once you have seen a dog you like, please contact an African Tails representative to find out more about the specific dog and to arrange a meeting. Alternatively please visit one of our adoption days.

Adoption Fee

We don’t make any profit from our adoptions. There is, however, an adoption fee, which covers the pet’s medical care and costs while they have been in our care. The fee ranges from R400 to R800, depending on the care that your dog has received. Once the adoption is official, of course, the rest is up to you.

Directions to us

African Tails does not have a shelter facility. We operate on a system of foster homes in and around the greater Cape Town area. Once you have seen a dog you like, please contact an African Tails representative to find out more about the specific dog and to arrange a meeting. Alternatively please visit one of our adoption days.

More about us

Once upon a time in December 2006 an organisation called African Tails was born. Its story is one of searching and striving for ways to curb the over-population and suffering of dogs on the Cape township streets – particularly Du Noon, Joe Slovo townships and Eerste Rivier. The organisation is run by 3 full-time employees who are bound by their love for the uniquely African dog, known as Canis Africanis, which is frequently seen in rural areas and on the streets of South Africa’s informal settlements. 

The ever-increasing number of stray and neglected dogs adds fuel to the cycle of abuse, suffering and neglect. With this in mind, African Tails’ key focus areas are:

Sterilization

Sterilisation – we fund sterilisations on a weekly/monthly basis in Du Noon, Joe Slovo, Vissershok, Langa, Gugulethu and other townships around Cape Town since 2007, we have sterilized just over 6000 animals. Since the beginning of 2014 up to the end of October, we have sterilised a total of 1335 animals, and treated 450 animals for injuries, illness, mange, and other conditions. We have continued to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals which would otherwise suffer and die without our interventions, and we are so happy to be able to report that we successfully re-homed 250 animals in just 10 months.

Did you know?
South Africa has enough puppies/dogs already, and all the country really needs is enough people to love them. One female cat + her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in 7 years (source: HSUS). One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years (source: HSUS) That’s why it’s so important to sterilise your pets! 

Treatment

We receive calls for help on a daily basis from pet owners in townships, to assist when animals have been injured or are sick.  These animals are collected by us, treated by a vet, and returned to the owner once the animal has recovered.

Education

We are presently focusing on educating the urban public about sterilization and the positive attributes of the incredible Canis Africanis. As well as educating the township communities about responsible animal care through weekly sessions with an African Tails representative.

Rescue and Rehoming

So far we have rescued over 1000 puppies and dogs from townships, giving them the second chance they need and deserve. The process includes a site visit, official documentation and ensuring that the dog is sterilized, healthy and up-to-date with all vaccinations.

Apollo

ADOPTED_!!!
Apollo

Siberian Husky
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Brownie

ADOPTED_!!!
Brownie

FurKid
12 months
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Charlie

ADOPTED_!!!
Charlie

Africanis x
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Cody

ADOPTED_!!!
Cody

FurKid
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Foxy

ADOPTED_!!!
Foxy

Fox Terrier
Western Cape

021 510 7360

George

ADOPTED_!!!
George

FurKid
12 weeks
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Hope

ADOPTED_!!!
Hope

Pit Bull Terrier x
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Janey

ADOPTED_!!!
Janey

FurKid
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Jet

ADOPTED_!!!
Jet

FurKid
10 months
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Knight

ADOPTED_!!!
Knight

FurKid
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Leah

ADOPTED_!!!
Leah

FurKid
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Macky

ADOPTED_!!!
Macky

Jack Russell Terrier Terrier x
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Maxine

ADOPTED_!!!
Maxine

Africanis
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Mojo

ADOPTED_!!!
Mojo

Miniature Pinscher
5 years
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Murdock

ADOPTED_!!!
Murdock

FurKid
3 years
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Murphy

ADOPTED_!!!
Murphy

Africanis German Shepherd Siberian Husky x
16 weeks
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Onyx

ADOPTED_!!!
Onyx

FurKid
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Pepper

ADOPTED_!!!
Pepper

Africanis
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Piper

ADOPTED_!!!
Piper

FurKid
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Rex

ADOPTED_!!!
Rex

Africanis x
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Robert

ADOPTED_!!!
Robert

FurKid
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Rocky

ADOPTED_!!!
Rocky

FurKid
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Roxy

ADOPTED_!!!
Roxy

FurKid
Western Cape

021 510 7360

Zoe

ADOPTED_!!!
Zoe

FurKid
Western Cape

021 510 7360