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The Tale of African Tails

The Tale of African Tails…

Once upon a time in December 2006, an organisation called African Tails was born. Its is set on the dusty streets of Du Noon and Joe Slovo townships in Cape Town, where African Tails strives to curb the over-population and suffering of abused and neglected township dogs.

Everyone at African Tails is bound by their love for the uniquely African dog, known as Canis Africanis, frequently found in rural areas and on the streets of South Africa’s informal settlements. Read more…

Our Aim

To give every abused and neglected street dog the happy ending they deserve. Sure, the township isn’t the ideal setting for a fairytale-style happy ending. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done.

Whether it’s finding a puppy a loving new home, feeding a starving stray, curbing the cycle of over-population through regular sterilisation campaigns or simply euthanasing a suffering animal, African Tails is doing its best to write new stories of hope and triumph in the places that truly need them most.

Happy Tails

Zita and Zorra for happy homings 16 Oct

Zofia and Zita

Zofia who used to be Zorra and Zita that stayed Zita has so deserved this happy ending. Her sister and her were adopted out together at 6 weeks old. Sadly they were returned at about 6 months old because of the owner having to move to a flat… It was very upsetting to have to see them come back.. We found a foster home for them but eventually had to split them up into different foster homes because the current foster mom could no longer foster animals. They went to their different foster homes and eventually Zita was adopted by her foster mom Lana who could no longer let her go. Even though Zita proved to be quite destructive at times, Lana knew exactly how to handle it and that didn’t stop her from loving her to bits. Sadly Zofia remained in her foster home, her foster parents took her to the park one day with her ‘Adopt me’ jacket and someone showed interest. This person wasn’t actually looking for another dog at the time so she wanted to give it some more time. A few months later we got a call from that same person asking whether Zorra was still available and YES SHE WAS. She took this as a sign and decided she had to adopt her, YAY! So Zorra now Zofia is now with her new forever mom and she has a little Daschund friend that she loves to play with!

Things didn’t look promising when Zorra and Zita were brought back at 6 months old but we are so thankful that they both got a second chance! We are over the moon for these two! Thank you to Lana for adopting Zita and thank you to Gamalielle for adopting Zita <3

Snowy and Socks happy homing

Snowy and Socks

Snowy and Socks along with another two of their siblings were surrendered from an informal settlement in Philadelphia when they were about 6 weeks old. Luckily they were all adopted quite quickly. Snowy and Socks were lucky enough to get adopted together. This is them two months later living the life and being spoilt rotten by their mother Michelle :)

Thank you Michelle for giving them such a lovely forever home <3

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