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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

Roxy | Happy Homings


Roxy was an African Tails rescue which Jackie was fostering after she was rescued from Du Noon as a pup.

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Mr Min | Happy Homings

Mr Min

Benjamin (aka Mr Min) has a woofingly wonderful reason to celebrate! He finally found his furever home after over a YEAR!

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Benjamin | Happy Homings


Benjamin and one of our lucky rescue pups landed with all four paws in the butter when Sam Chatham adopted him!

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Maggie | Happy Homings


Read all about Maggie, a much loved gentle, protective BIG girl and her happy homing story.

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