Everyone that follows Wear-oh-Where knows by now that I am the loving parent of a little pooch called Sir Bastian. He has become a companion, a constant source of entertainment and a member of our little family in the space of 4 months.
Like all proud parents, I like to think that Sir Bastian is the smartest, cutest, best looking pup around, but the fact of the matter is that there are hundreds of dogs currently living at DARG, SPCA, TEARS and AFRICAN TAILS that are just as loving and special as he is whom need homes. If you are thinking of adopting a dog or cat, the first place you should look is at these organisations.
Adopting, however, is just one of the ways in which you can help:
At DARG they always need volunteers who can walk, feed and clean the residents. You can help by making a donation, helping them at one of their fundraising events or buying advertising space on their website.
Animal lovers who want to make a difference can become a member of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA and receive the newsletter as well as become actively involved at the annual general meeting. The SPCA also has charity shops which unwanted goods can be donated to.
TEARS has a wishlist on their website informs animal lovers of what kind of donations and work they would appreciate. The list includes volunteers who can foster animals, as well as pet food, blankets, chew toys, fencing, wendhouses and more.
AFRICAN TAILS mission is to save street dogs in and around Cape Town. The one thing they are always in need of is dog food. They have bins at vets and around Cape Town where donations can be dropped off. Find the list of vets here.
The National Sterilisation Project aims at reducing the number of unwanted and neglected pets by sterilising dogs and cats across the country. By smsing 'Pets' to 38008 you can donate R10 to their cause.