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…
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.
Adopt a Gorgeous Mutt
There’s no better companion than a dog, and there’s no better dog than a “pavement special”, or street dog. They’re loyal, gentle and soulful friends, plus they’re physically hardier than any thoroughbred.
We’re a busy bunch of brakaholics, and there’s always news to share. To make sure you’re always kept in the loop, we send regular email updates to our supporters on our exciting life-saving adventures.