Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre

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Location for Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre
Country: South Africa
Province: Western Cape
City / Town: Melkbosstrand
Street Address: Thandanani Farm, 13 Kleine Zouterivier
Directions: Take the R27 heading in the direction Langebaan. Continue straight over the traffic lights where you can turn left into Melkbosstrand and where the M19 joins the R27. Continue on past the Sanitation works on the right and the turnoff to the Dekro/Melkbos 4x4 course. The next turnoff is right across from the Duynefontein road sign and there is a red and yellow sign that says fire wood for sale. Turn right into the gravel road. Continue approximately 800 meters down the road and go right at the first turnoff (the turnoff to Thandeka Stables). Continue approximately 500 meters down the road and we are located on the right. Please park in the parking areas and report to Reception.
Info for Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre
Service Type Animal Welfare Organisation or Animal Shelter
Brief description of service Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre is a pro-quality of life organization that functions based on the principles of the rehabilitation and rehoming of stray, ill and abandoned animals, the sterilization of animals to curb the growing problem of over-population and the education of animal owners on the proper care and sterilization of their animals.

Uitsig was born in 2009 when Denay Saunders, the founding member and CEO was working as a veterinary assistant at a veterinary practice. She was running a boarding kennel at the time from her home and started taking the stray and abandoned animals from the veterinary practice home to care for them, find their owners or find them new homes. This soon went from a small operation of approximately 20 animals in her care, to 70 animals, 150 animals and now the approximately 650 animals we care for. Along the way Leslie van der Watt joined the day-to-day operations of the Centre and is currently the Centre Manager, overseeing the daily operations of the Centre and managing the daily tasks for the staff. We also do not just care for dogs, we also have approximately 80 cats, 10 horses, a billy goat (very naughty), lots of chickens rescued from battery farms and approximately 25 pot-bellied pigs. We also recently rescued two calves that have joined farm life. Apart from our own rescues, we also have good relationships with other welfare organizations like Fisantekraal Animal Welfare, Animal Rescue Team and Hermanus Animal Welfare and provide them a place of safety for their animals if their facilities are full or sanctuary to an animal in need of rehabilitation or an animal difficult to home in their areas. We also build our wooden furniture and decorative pieces from recycled wood that we sell to raise money for the care of the animals.

As an animal rescue organization we offer volunteer programmes in which the public and assist us with the following:
- the walking of certain dogs on Saturdays between 9am and 2pm;
- the running of the huskies early on Saturday mornings;
- giving our cats some love and attention on Saturdays between 9am and 4pm; and
- the removal of the vast amount of Port Jacksons we have and the planting of indigenous and non-poisonous plants and trees on Saturdays between 9am and 4pm.
Our Services cater for Dogs, Cats, Birds, Horses, Donkeys
We also cater for Cows, chickens, ducks and pot-bellied pigs
Welfare organisation wishlist Our wishlist might change from time to time, but we are in need of the following:
- adult and puppy dog food
- adult and kitten cat food
- kitty litter
- tick and flea treatment
- medium and large sturdy dog kennels
- blankets and towels
- 3 meter gum poles
- diamond mesh fencing
- corrugated roof sheeting
- bricks, cobble stone, paving stone
- vibracrete
- indigenous and non-poisonous trees
- roll-on-lawn
- splash pools, hosepipes, garden brooms, wheelbarrows, rakes, spades

We are willing to collect if you are in the area, or any donations can be dropped at the farm.
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Cost for Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre - Subject to Change
Uitsig is a registered NPO and PBO, thus all funds and support needed for the required care we provide our animals come from donations. Involved in the rehoming of our animals is an adoption fee, which differ according to the type of animal adopted. Currently the adoption fee for doggies are R650 which includes the sterilization and up-to-date vaccinations of the dog. Cat adoption fees at the moment are R350 which includes sterilization, vaccinations up-to-date, tests for Feline Aids and Leukemia and the first Leukemia vaccination.
Contact for Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre
Phone: 0833753606
Cell phone: 0833579148
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