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Kleinmond Animal Welfare Society (KAWS) is a non-profit organisation that strives to be guardian angels of all creatures great and small in the areas of Rooi Els, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond. KAWS promotes the sterilisation of cats and dogs to curb unwanted breeding in an already overpopulated pet community. Services are aimed at low-income communities and include sterilisation, dipping, vaccinations, deworming and the treatment of animal illnesses. Furthermore, KAWS provide a safe haven for homeless animals until they are able to place them in loving homes. Relying heavily on donations and help by members of the public, KAWS also has their own charity shop where bargain hunters can shop for pre-loved goods while doing their bit for the community.

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KAWS was born in 2001 out of concern for the over-population of malnourished, mange-ridden and neglected dogs within the underprivileged community of Kleinmond, by local Kleinmond resident, Yvonne Pretorius. Together with the help of the municipality, concerned members of the community and various animal-loving professionals, KAWS has now celebrated almost 20 years of pro-active pet care.



KAWS follows strict guidelines in assessing the suitability of the proposed new home and future family. For more information on how you can adopt, foster or sponsor an animal in need contact KAWS directly.

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Charity Shop

Charity Shop

The Cat’s Whiskers charity shop and The Book Shop are two ventures that KAWS champion to assist in raising funds for Kleinmond Animal Welfare Society. If you have any unwanted items you would like to donate please contact KAWS directly. Items needed include:

  • Pre-loved clothing
  • Gently worn shoes
  • Unused bedding, towels and curtaining
  • Unwanted bric-a-brac and kitchenware
  • Any and all books
  • Lonely toys
  • Extra furniture


KAWS strive to be sustainable and urge the public and fellow animal lovers to donate the following items:

  • Dog food (cans or pellets)
  • Cat food (cans or pellets)
  • Doggy and kitty treats
  • Pet food and water bowls
  • Pet collars and leads
  • Pet toys
  • Pet jackets
  • Pet baskets
  • Blankets
  • Old newspaper

...and of course, any available time for volunteering.

Volunteer Now

Volunteer Now

There is so much you can do to assist KAWS and the animals they care for. By donating your time (even an hour or two) you will help this organization move from strength to strength. Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Working in The Cat’s Whiskers charity shop
  • Working in The Book Shop
  • Pet play-dates
  • Dog walking
  • Kitty cuddling



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