Hermanus Animal Welfare Information

Hermanus Animal Welfare Information

In this paragraph you will find all the Hermanus Animal Welfare Information you will need to adopt a pet or report abuse. To donate or sponsor a kennel please go to the bottom of this page.

How to adopt a Cat or Dog in Hermanus

What does it cost to adopt a pet in Hermanus

Open your heart and your home to one of our stunning furry friends who will bring you a lifetime of love and devotion.

The cost for adopting is R650 and includes sterilization, vaccinations and microchipping.

Hermanus Animal Welfare Information

Who to contact for pet adoptions

Tel:028 312 3770
Address:4 Steenbras Street, Hermanus, 7200
Hours to Public:Mon to Fri 09h00 – 15h00
 Sat 09H00 – 11H00
Emergency Contact:outside of operating hours  072 3600102
Tel:028 312 1281
Address:4 Steenbras Street, Hermanus, 7200
Hours:Open to public Mon – Fri 09h00 – 15h00
 Sat 09h00 – 11h00 Closed Sunday
AFTER HOURS / EMERGENCY (Kennels and Clinic)
Mobile072 3600102

How to report Pet Abuse

You can contact Hermanus Law Enforcement or Hermanus Animal Welfare

Law Enforcement
(barking, strays & dog nuisance) 
028 313 8996
028 313 8000 A/H
Animal Welfare
(for cruelty & animal abuse) 
028 312 1281 and
072 360 0102 (a/h)

Where can you report lost pets in Hermanus

Stray dogs should be reported to and picked up by Law Enforcement and then handed over to us at the welfare where they are kept for 7 days until the owners collect them or they are transferred to the kennels where they are kept and rehomed.

Any stray animals will take one to two weeks to appear on our website / Facebook page, so please call us to find out if they are in our care. Please ensure that your dog has an ID tag and is chipped and kept safely secured on your property as Law Enforcement is now very strict.

In addition, volunteers come in daily to care for the cats and dogs. Our work consists mainly of responding to reports of animal abuse and looking after starving, maltreated, abandoned and sick animals and rehoming them.  A dipping and anti-parasite service is also provided at the kennels for a nominal fee.

In addition we look after stray, abused and neglected animals brought to us by the Municipality’s law enforcement department. If the animals are not claimed by their owners within 7 days, the animals become the property of HAWS where we then attempt tp rehome them.

The kennels can accommodate 50 – 60 dogs/puppies and the same number of cats/kittens during busy times. There are four separate cat rooms, all with an outside area. The dogs have a combination of small and roomier cages depending on the breed size. They also have large grassy outside areas where they can run about during the day and take a dip in small plastic pools during hot days. HAWS also has the use of a servitude behind the property where the volunteers can help exercise the dogs individually and can also take the dogs for walks via the servitude instead of along the busy road in front of the property.

With the assistance of volunteers and a dog trainer, the dogs are being taught basic obedience training. The aim of this is to make them easier to handle and thus more adoptable.

Our own independent clinic has been operating since June 2013. It was recently moved from a small area behind the offices into the old vets building, thus providing a lot more space. This makes it possible to treat the animals in our care as well as those of our welfare clients at the kennels. HAWS also receives assistance from some of the local vets. 

Thanks to the input of committee member Marlene Deneeghere, the HAWS Education Centre opened at the kennel complex in 2015.  Here children from the local communities are taught the basics of pet care and health.

The welfare shop is run by a full-time manager, Sandra Corbett, her assistant Progress and several volunteers. It is fully stocked with goods and clothing donated by generous members of the public and local businesses. These items are sold and the monies received provide an invaluable service in raising funds to keep our kennels going.

HAWS is managed by a committee of dedicated volunteers, chaired by Pam Quinn, who all have a specific portfolio of responsibilities. They meet every month to discuss matters regarding the running of HAWS.

We also have a volunteer dog behaviorist who assists with difficult cases from time to time and also helps train and stimulate our puppies.

How to Donate to Hermanus Animal Welfare

Account Name:Hermanus Animal Welfare Society
Bank:Standard Bank
Account:082 263 310
Branch:050 312
Please ensure that you use reference of “Donations” or “FOH” for membership

Sponsor a Kennel in Hermanus

Please help us to continue our work in rescuing abandoned and abused dogs and cats. We make a strong appeal to all businesses, institutions and all animal lovers in general, to support us in this new venture.

The idea is to have all individual kennels or the cattery, sponsored by an interested party. The company, institution or individual’s name or logo will be permanently displayed on the kennel during the sponsored period for all to see. We suggest a minimum period of one year which will be renewable on an annual basis. The cost is now R300.00 per month or a Lump sum of R3000.00 and can be paid by means of a debit order or EFT directly into our account, Reference is your surname followed by sponsor a kennel

The monies received will be utilized for the general running of the kennels.

For further details contact René Dewar – 082 225 5789

Bank Details: Hermanus Animal Welfare Society

Standard Bank Hermanus Acct 082263310   Bank code 050312

Hermanus Animal Welfare Information

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