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PAWS is only able to continue to help the Bitou community because of donations and fundraising efforts. If you want to get involved i any one of our projects, causes or events just download the form below.


About Us

PAWS relies on the generosity of the Plett community  to sustain a basic service to these communities.

About Plett Animal Welfare Service - PAWS

PAWS helps the poor communities who struggle to look after their pets responsibly.

About Us

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)


Know more about our vision for PAWS

Plett Animal Welfare Service began operating as an NPO in 2002. Chaired by Mrs Diana Butlin, it services the entire Bitou region, an area of 992 square kilometres, including urban areas, farms, townships and informal settlements

Many of the residents in the Bitou area live below the breadline and cannot afford even the most basic veterinary care for their animals. PAWS relies on the generosity of the Plett community and regularly organises fundraising activities to sustain a basic service to these communities.

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How we earn your trust

Knowing Yourself “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings
Visit PAWSome Park

Our lovely park at PAWS allows animals to play and run free.

Adopt from PAWS

We have a selection of cats, kittens and dogs to choose from.

Donate to a Cause

We have a lot of wonderful causes and fundraising projects, so get involved!

Become a Member

Consider becoming a member of PAWS either monthly or once off lifetime membership.

Office Hours
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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.

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Contribute - View our wishlist

Running an animal welfare service and caring for animals is expensive. The Plett Animal Welfare Service is always in need of the items listed below. You can also download the wish list in pdf format.

 Each item donated to PAWS allows us to stretch our rands and help more animals and their owners.
All items donated are tax deductible and items can be dropped off during our normal business hours. If you are able to donate any of the items listed or would like to donate an item that is not listed, please feel free to call us at +27 83 287 9917 or email us info@plettpwas.co.za

Let's show love by helping in these hardest times!


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