About HART

Our Foster-Based Rescue Mission


We are a group of normal, everyday people with jobs and families who take in puppies, kittens and often their mums from all over the Western Cape, especially the smaller towns that lack shelters and funds to find suitable homes for these perfect furbabies. HART is a FOSTER-based rescue; this means all animals in our care spend the duration of their stay in a foster home. We host regular adoption days where you can come and meet them all. We do not often take in adult dogs and cats due to a lack of foster homes that can accommodate them, but we will happily share them on all our platforms to help them find furever homes.

Nurturing Pets and Communities Together

Our dedicated team of volunteers also spend many Saturdays in poorer communities where our primary aim is to provide support and guidance to the pet owners in the area. We go into communities and provide food, bowls, leads, collars, toys, blankets, kennels, education, deworming, dipping and primary medical care.

Our Sterilisation and Vaccination Drive

Our goal is to sterilise and vaccinate a significant number of animals in these communities, providing their owners with as much support through funding and donations as possible. We wish we could do even more. Sadly, at least 25% of the dogs we encounter are chained up daily while their owners are at work. The harsh truth is that we are unable to take in every one of these animals.

Volunteer with Our Outreach Team

​We would love to hear from you if volunteering on one of our outreach days is something you’d like to get involved with. We value your support and input more than we can explain; please be patient with us while we do our best to help as many animals in need as possible. Get in touch on the contact page or find us on Facebook, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

Fundraisers, Events, and Functions

We are a vibrant community dedicated to supporting the welfare of animals through various fundraising activities and events. Click below to find information about upcoming functions, ways you can contribute, and stories of how your support makes a difference. Whether you’re looking to participate in our next event, volunteer your time, or simply stay informed about our initiatives, this group is your go-to resource for all things related to HART’s fundraising efforts. Join us in making a positive impact in the lives of animals in need!

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