Plett Animal Welfare Service

PAWS is a registered non-profit organization that provides welfare services for abandoned, neglected and abused pets. Our most important task is to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats by means of sterilisation, which is conducted through local veterinary practices. We welcome volunteers to assist us in all aspects of sustaining the existence of our service, be it hands-on at the kennels or with PAWS fundraisers.

We rely on the support of caring individuals and corporates to assist us in fulfilling our mission to bring relief to animals in distress, whether through intervention, education, medical assistance or re-homing.

PAWS (Plett Animal Welfare Service) is a registered non-profit organization. (020-732-NPO)

Our Facilities

Every animal deserves a second chance at life. Plett Animal Welfare Service has several ways you can give hope and love to those who can’t speak for themselves.

After several years of dedicated fund-raising, PAWS opened their own kennel facilities on 7 February 2013. The kennels are situated off the N2, just after New Horizons, on the right, driving towards Knysna.

We rent an adjoining property that will be used for various PAWS events.

Our kennel facilities for strays, injured animals and lost dogs and cats, features large open exercise yards and a spacious cattery. Our residents are loved and well-cared for until they are successfully rehomed.

How You Can Help

PAWS has several ways you can get involved and be a light in the lives of these animals.



Something as small as an hour a week can help us in an enormous way.



We keep helping through the kind donations from all the people like you.


Please  check our wishlist for information on what we need


Every rescue is unique, and looking for their special forever home.

PAWS Educational Projects

We believe that an appreciation for animals, and guidance on their care, should start with our children. We have produced our own educational film, featuring local children and animals, which aims to address specific local animal welfare issues.

We have also developed other educational materials such as workbooks for use in schools. When possible we pay The LunchBox Theatre to present their educational play, “Life of a Dog” in schools.

We help learners with their social awareness projects, as they are rewarded with certificates for time dedicated to PAWS.

If you would like to help out at our kennels or events, our charity shop, or with our educational projects, please visit our VOLUNTEER page for more information.