Dassenberg Horse Rescue Centre

Location for Dassenberg Horse Rescue Centre
Country: South Africa
Province: Western Cape
City / Town: Atlantis
Street Address: P.O Box 148, Klein Dassenberg, 7358
Directions: Please see our map on www.dhrc.org.za
Info for Dassenberg Horse Rescue Centre
Service Type Animal Welfare Organisation or Animal Shelter
Brief description of service The Dassenberg Horse Rescue Centre (DHRC) is a prolife non-profit animal rescue centre that provides and takes in severely traumatized, neglected, abused and injured horses and dogs. The centre was started in the year 2000 by a woman named Mayanna Muter who was spurred into action by the plight of Atlantis horses.

Founder member Mayanna has in the years of the centre's existence, rescued and rehabilitated countless horses that, without her efforts, would have been condemned to brutal and pointless deaths. They also have kennels where they take in abused, neglected, unwanted and stray dogs. As if this wasn't enough, they have had to battle the indifference of local authorities and welfare organizations, and have sought to educate the local community on the basic points of grooming, feeding and horse care. Much of this was achieved with scant resources and without any financial contributions.

The Centre is currently caring and rehabilitating about 100 animals of which horses and dogs rank about 65 of them and the rest ranges from ducks, chickens, geese and cats, with much of the financial burden being shouldered by the volunteers and mostly by Mayanna herself.
Our Services cater for Dogs, Horses
We also cater for Some cows, chickens and cats.
Welfare organisation wishlist Online Donation

Please make a donation to us on our secure PayFast page: http://dhrc.payfast.co.za

or on our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/dhrc/

How can you help us?

There are countless of ways where you can get involved at DHRC. Whether volunteering at the centre on Saturdays by walking dogs, cleaning kennels, grooming horses or helping with maintenance or contributing financially, there is plenty of room for your help!
Would you like to Volunteer?

Saturday mornings are our very popular volunteering days and we need all the help we can get! On these days under the watchful eye of one of the volunteer supervisors, you play and walk the dogs, clean their kennels, clean the horse water baths, groom the horses (if you are a horse person and you know how to groom) or even help us feed them.

If you are a handy man David & Dicky will surely make use of you. Walk past Mayanna and she might also need a hand with something or the other.


If on the other hand you just want to come visit us and not work, you are welcome to come and treat our horses to some carrots and apples (they will even kiss you for a treat) or bring our doggies any treats and they might even have some tricks up their paws for you!

KIDS: If you want to bring your school or class for an outing as your teachers to give us a call and we will do the necessary arrangements!

Contact Grenville at grenville.lipener@sgs.com or 082 601 3534.
Important Volunteer Info

DHRC grounds are rough and tough and therefor please dress accordingly.

Shoes: Closed shoes; i.e. boots, tekkies, etc.) and if possible high on the ankles (we've had reports of snakes roaming the area)

Hat: Keep your head covered in those hot summer days.

Clothes: You are going to get dirty so keep that in mind when you dress.

Water: Bring some bottled water or soft drinks with for the day. Like we said, its rough and tough out there.

There aren't any bathroom facilities yet, but we are working on it...
Donating and Fundraising...

DHRC is a non-profit organization, who receive no Government fundind that results us in relying heavily on donations and income of the public. Just to give you an idea our food bill alone runs over R13 000 and then we have not counted in groomers, medical expenses or general maintenance.

We will be grateful for any financial contributions of any kind and this is payable to:

Bank: FNB (First National Bank)
Branch Name: Table View
Branch Code: 203 809
Account Number: 62025532004
Swift code: FIRNJJ
REFERENCE: Your name and Donation

Or you can make a donation to us on our secure PayFast page: http://dhrc.payfast.co.za
or on our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/dhrc/

Some people have signed debit orders adding to their monthly budgets that will give us a constant inflow of funds so that we can plan our big days ahead. (Spayathons, vaccination days etc)

We call on schools, business, the media and general public to help us keep the pages of this success story running for many years to come.

Then you can either add a wish list underneath our banking details or... make a new heading!
Our Wish List:

Dog food (preferably some of the better foods - keeps the vet costs down)!
Horse food (Hay and Concentrates)
Medicines such as de-worming, wound sprays / creams, pain-killers, fly sprays, antibiotics and veterinary services (all our animals get spayed / neutered and vaccinated before being adopted out)
Blankets (for dogs and horses)
Leads and Halters
Doggie Toy's
Building materials (for building of shelters and feed rooms)
Farrier's services
Second hand tack for distribution to impoverished owners
Cost for Dassenberg Horse Rescue Centre - Subject to Change
All funds used to rescue pets are fundraised.
Contact for Dassenberg Horse Rescue Centre
Phone: +27 74 102 2121
Cell phone: +27 82 427 4129
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