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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

lucy for website 12 dec 2014

Lucy

Lucy along with her brother Lucky were found outside of an office block in Phillipi. The gentlemen that discovered them took them to a Vet in Sea Point as the little boy had a huge gash in his leg and they were just not in a good condition overall. We were contacted shortly after about taking them in. These are the typical examples of many little neglected souls… the result of over population and unsterilised animals. To have such a hard start at life is just terrible, yet it is happening every single second of every day. Who knows what happened to Lucky’s Leg and what all these poor puppies have been through but at least they are safe now. The vet could not sow the gash as it was in a very awkward spot and it wouldn’t be possible. It has now been about 3 weeks and the wound is looking great! Their mange has cleared up and they are ready for their forever homes! Lucy has a gorgeous personality, even though she is the smaller of the two, she is the leader. She would make any family super happy! If you are interested in adopting Lucy, please contact Lauren on 021 510 7360 or email adoptions@africantails.co.za

AGE: 3 months old

GENDER: Female

BREED: Cross Breed

SIZE: Medium size breed

ADOPTION FEE: R700 – includes any vaccinations, de-worming, treatment for ticks and fleas BEFORE adoption as well as a microchip and the sterilisation at 5 months old.

lucky for website 12 dec 2014

Lucky

Lucky along with his sister Lucy were found outside of an office block in Phillipi. The gentlemen that discovered them took them to a Vet in Sea Point as the little boy had a huge gash in his leg and they were just not in a good condition overall. We were contacted shortly after about taking them in. These are the typical examples of many little neglected souls… the result of over population and unsterilised animals. To have such a hard start at life is just terrible, yet it is happening every single second of every day. Who knows what happened to Lucky’s Leg and what all these poor puppies have been through but at least they are safe now. The vet could not sow the gash as it was in a very awkward spot and it wouldn’t be possible. It has now been about 3 weeks and the wound is looking great! Their mange has cleared up and they are ready for their forever homes! Lucky has transformed from a scared little boy to a confident and loving puppy. If you are interested in adopting Lucky, please contact Lauren on 021 510 7360 or email adoptions@africantails.co.za

AGE: 3 months old

GENDER: Male

BREED: Cross Breed

SIZE: Medium size breed

ADOPTION FEE: R700 – includes any vaccinations, de-worming, treatment for ticks and fleas BEFORE adoption as well as a microchip and the sterilisation at 5 months old.

Leah for website 2 Novmber 2014

Leah

One of our very devoted foster moms, Vanessa got a call from the nearby vet to say that a pregnant female dog had been surrendered by one of the residents in Athlone. Of course Vanessa could not bare the thought of her being sent to another welfare to be put to sleep and because she had the space to help at that point, she said she would be there right away to take her in. The mom dog who’s name is now Leah, was highly pregnant. She could have given birth any day at that point. Vanessa made her comfortable and she ended up given birth the very next day. To ten puppies! During her birth, she started having fits and had to be rushed to the vet in order for the vet to perform a C-Section because her puppies were too big for her poor body. Vanessa sat with her right through her recovery and helped her to look after her puppies. Leah has been an excellent mom and deserves only the best home where she can live out the rest of her years being pampered. Leah is lucky, she wouldn’t be alive today, because of an irresponsible owner that didn’t spay her and when she was highly pregnant, decided to make her and her unborn puppies,someone else’s problem. She has a lovely personality and is socialised around other dogs. If you would like to give Leah the home she deserves, please contact Lauren on 021 510 7360 or email adoptions@africantails.co.za

AGE: +-2 years old

GENDER: Female

BREED: Cross Breed

SIZE: Small-Medium Breed- 35 Centimeters from the ground to her back.

ADOPTION FEE: R700 – includes any vaccinations, de-worming, treatment for ticks and fleas BEFORE adoption as well as a microchip and the sterilisation which we have already done.

Misty

Misty

One of our very devoted foster moms, Vanessa got a call from the nearby vet to say that a pregnant female dog had been surrendered by one of the residents in Athlone. Of course Vanessa could not bare the thought of her being sent to another welfare to be put to sleep and because she had the space to help at that point, she said she would be there right away to take her in. The mom dog who’s name is now Leah, was highly pregnant. She could have given birth any day at that point. Vanessa made her comfortable and she ended up given birth the very next day. To ten puppies! And Misty is one of them! If you are interested in adopting Misty, please contact Lauren on 021 510 7360 or email adoptions@africantails.co.za

AGE: 8 Weeks old

GENDER: Female

BREED: Cross Breed

SIZE: Small-Medium size breed

ADOPTION FEE: R700 – includes any vaccinations, de-worming, treatment for ticks and fleas BEFORE adoption as well as a microchip and the sterilisation at 5 months old.

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