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Contact Details

Call 084 519 0380
 
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Dulah Omar Street, Fisantekraal
 
Animals up for adoption  are not at our containers in Fisantekraal; most board at Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre, which is open Monday – Saturday, 09h00 – 16h00. Some are in private foster care. Kindly contact us to arrange a meeting. 
 
Note: Please bear with us! FAW is entirely run by volunteers, most of whom have full-time jobs, are students, have families, etc. Please call during office hours and leave a detailed message or send us an email. Thank you for your understanding and patience!
 
 

Opening Hours

Animals up for adoption  are not at our containers in Fisantekraal; most board at Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre, which is open Monday – Saturday, 09h00 – 16h00. Some are in private foster care. Kindly contact us to arrange a meeting. 
 

Adoption Fee

The animals are our number one priority, and their happiness is our goal. All adoptions procedures are geared towards their safety, health, and happiness, and ensuring that you – their adoptive family – will be happy with them for years to come. Adopting is easy and so rewarding, and you are saving a life!

ADOPTION FEES

Sterilisation, basic vaccination, and deworming are all included. Cats are tested for CatWithPiggyBankFeLV and FIV (included).

Cats over 6 months: R300

Dogs over 6 months: R500

Kittens under 6 months: R450 (sterilised at 6 months)

Puppies under 6 months: R650 (sterilised at 6 months)

HOME VISITS
Home checks/visits are standard procedure for animal welfares around the world. One or two volunteers will come to your house at a pre-arranged time to chat to you and have a quick look to check if the animal is a good match for your household.

Unfortunately, there are also many people who ‘adopt’ animals and use them for fighting, experimentation, security detail, and abuse. We care about every single animal in our care, and, therefore, we must be sure that they will be safe, happy, and part of the family.

Our aim is to make sure everyone is happy – animals and people. It’s nothing to be nervous of at all; we don’t care if you don’t have a ‘show house’ (neither do we)!

Some of the things we look for:

How do your other pets interact with each other and you? This impacts on how the animal you adopt may fit in.
Is there a good wall/fence around the property? Is it a safe place for the animal?
If it’s a very small property, will the dog be taken for walks?
Where will your pet sleep at night, and where is its shelter if it rains or is very hot?
If you have a pool/fishpond, does it have a net or fence around it? (puppies or blind dogs).
Is the animal going to be left alone for long periods of time (especially dogs)? Are there other pets to keep it company?*
Is this the right animal for your household (e.g. if it is a dominant dog, are the people
experienced with a dog like this; if it is a very active household, will a low-energy dog fit in, etc.)

*NOTE: We unfortunately cannot home puppies under 6 months if they will be alone all day. Why?

Experience has taught us that this invariably results in depressed or destructive dogs which dig, bark all day, chew everything up, and don’t learn basic discipline. This is not pleasant for the adoptive family, or for the puppy, and these pups are often returned.

It is cruel to leave a small puppy alone all day as they are sociable animals and they become very lonely and depressed. It is also unsafe – puppies get into mischief and you will not be there to supervise. There is also the issue of dog theft of puppies left alone.

If you have your heart set on a puppy, but work all day, we highly recommend finding a puppy daycare in your area; you’ll have a much happier, well-adjusted, obedient dog.

Note: Please bear with us! FAW is entirely run by volunteers, most of whom have full-time jobs, are students, have families, etc. Please call during office hours and leave a detailed message or send us an email. Thank you for your understanding and patience! 

Directions to us

DIRECTIONS: Fisantekraal Township is approximately 10km outside Durbanville. 

From Durbanville:

Take the Klipheuwel/Malmesbury Road (R312) from Durbanville.
Travel past Graanendal and continue on past Phizantekraal Boutique Winery (on your left);
Pass HOK 11, Denny Mushrooms, Country Fair Chickens and Stanler Farms Compost.
Take the Lichtenburg Road (R312 Stellenbosch) turn-off to your right.
Go over the bridge (over the railway).
There are 2 entrances to Fisantekraal to your right, the 1st has a green signboard saying Fisantekraal – take the SECOND turnoff RIGHT (you will see a brown sign for the police station).
Fisantekraal Animal Welfare is opposite the police station (a few meters after you’ve turned off) in shipping containers.
To go to Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre (where our animals are), use the FIRST turn-off after the bridge.

From the N1:

From the N1, take the Lucullus Maroela Road (M167) turnoff (exit 34) that goes past Cape Garden Centre (CGC).
Continue on this road (Lucullus) until you reach a T-junction.
Turn LEFT and continue until you get to the dirt road.
Turn RIGHT onto the dirt road. The railway will be on your left, and the road will take you straight past UARC.
Continue onto the tarred road, past the taxi rank.
Road comes out on the main Lichtenberg Road (R312).
Turn right, then continue as above.

 

More About us

FAW (Fisantekraal Animal Welfare) is a non-profit organisation whose main mission is to protect the needy and neglected animals of the Fisantekraal area, Western Cape, SA, through the continuing education of its residents.
 

Our goal: Happy, healthy animals and empowered people in Fisantekraal, Morning Star, and surrounding farms!

We work in the township itself from shipping containers, and don’t have a shelter.

We see 50 – 80 animals in a 3-hour time period at our containers, which we vaccinate against rabies and other diseases; deal with injuries and illnesses; treat mange; dip for ticks and fleas; provide or subsidise kennels and collars; and rescue abused, neglected or abandoned animals, and more.

Throughout the week any available volunteers also spend time in Fisantekraal, helping where they can.

Before 2005 there was no help for the animals of this area whatsoever, and the nearest animal welfare was over 20km away. Sickness, starvation, neglect, and suffering were rife. With hard work by volunteers (all part time) and support from the public, the situation is steadily improving.

Education

This is crucial and is predominantly focused on sterilisations. We don’t believe that taking an animal away or just doing something ourselves is the answer.

By creating awareness in the community, showing how something can be done better, and sensitising pet owners, we believe that things CAN change…for the better.

STERILISATIONS

Our main focus - the less animals born into a bad situation, the better.

We’re fighting a monumental battle to keep up. All animals are driven to nearby vets by volunteers during the week (before they head off to work). We pay a reduced rate from our funds, then the animals are returned home by volunteers.

We have sterilisation days when possible during which we transport multiple animals to and from vets who offer a few hours without charge. We always need volunteers to help with this!

SUBSIDISED FOOD PROGRAMME

A combination of donated food and food bought from our funds is either given out when needed, or used in a subsidised programme. We do NOT make any profit out of this programme.

Hungry dogs in the streets are regularly fed by FAW’s dedicated volunteers with donated food.

PRIMARY HEALTHCARE

We vaccinate against rabies in cats and dogs, canine parvovirus and distemper in dogs, and snuffles and other respiratory diseases in cats.

We also treat minor injuries such as burns or bite wounds on site, and take injured or ill animals to nearby vets.

We treat mange, ticks, and fleas on site; and rescue abused or neglected animals.

SHELTER AND COMFORT

We started a kennel project, raising funds for and receiving donations of kennels for the many dogs who live outside all the time. This project has seen phenomenal success, with well over 100 kennels being delivered asof its launch last year, June.

We also aim to educate owners about tying up/chaining of dogs, and, if there’s no way they can be let loose, we assist with running wires so that dogs can move around.

We arrange for longer-haired pooches with badly-matted hair to be shaved.

AND SO MUCH MORE…

All the things we do – and there’s so much more than just the above – takes a lot of time and money. We are so grateful to all our volunteers and sponsors; the vets, vet nurses, and grooming people; Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre; and the many, many individuals who support us in word and deed. Thank you!

 

Astro Gentle-Natured

ADOPTED_!!!
Astro

Gentle-Natured

Jack Russell Terrier
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Cassie Beautiful

ADOPTED_!!!
Cassie

Beautiful

Pit Bull Terrier
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Curly

ADOPTED_!!!
Curly

FurKid
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Dusty

ADOPTED_!!!
Dusty

FurKid
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Gatsby Meet

ADOPTED_!!!
Gatsby

Meet

FurKid
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Harvey

ADOPTED_!!!
Harvey

Boerboel German Shepherd
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Hope

ADOPTED_!!!
Hope

Maltese
2 years
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Lenka

ADOPTED_!!!
Lenka

Terrier
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Leo

ADOPTED_!!!
Leo

Collie German Shepherd Siberian Husky
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Lishka

ADOPTED_!!!
Lishka

Fox Terrier German Shepherd
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Madame

ADOPTED_!!!
Madame

FurKid
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Marley Marley

ADOPTED_!!!
Marley

Marley

FurKid
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Matisse Handsome

ADOPTED_!!!
Matisse

Handsome

Rhodesian Ridgeback x
9 years
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Matisse

ADOPTED_!!!
Matisse

Rhodesian Ridgeback
12 months
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Mia

ADOPTED_!!!
Mia

German Shepherd
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Nikita Nikita

ADOPTED_!!!
Nikita

Nikita

Greyhound
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Patches Patches

ADOPTED_!!!
Patches

Patches

Pit Bull Terrier
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Rupert Nice

ADOPTED_!!!
Rupert
Nice

Terrier
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Rupert Nice

ADOPTED_!!!
Rupert
Nice

German Shepherd
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Sam

ADOPTED_!!!
Sam

Collie German Shepherd
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Saskia Saskia

ADOPTED_!!!
Saskia

Saskia

German Shepherd
Western Cape

084 519 0380

T-Man T-Man

ADOPTED_!!!
T-Man

T-Man

Africanis
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Teddy Super

ADOPTED_!!!
Teddy

Super

FurKid
Western Cape

084 519 0380

Yagati

ADOPTED_!!!
Yagati

Fox Terrier x
9 years
Western Cape

084 519 0380