PETS IS A REGISTERED , NON-PROFIT, PRO-ACTIVE, PRO-LIFE ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANISATION. (PBO No: 930025719)
PETS originated in Cape town in 2007, it was founded by Anoux Massey. A Johannesburg branch started in 2010 run under the same principles as the Cape town PETS. Nicole Badenhorst heads the JHB team which consists of 4 more ladies- Katherine Matthews, Laura Whittaker, Heidi Hannig and Glenda Pickering. The Johannesburg branch focuses on communities South of JHB such as Orange farm Township, Walkerville etc.
PETS (Pet Empowerment in Townships) strives to empower animals in townships and poor communities. We work with the community to improve the lives of these disadvantaged animals by giving them daily meals, warm shelters, regular inoculations, sterilisations and vet care in emergencies. We also rehome those ones that are unwanted, unloved or lost. We try to instil in the communities, a responsibility and pride for their animals by not just empowering the animals, but also by educating and helping the people uplift themselves. We believe in working hand in hand with the animals and people of these impoverished areas to create unity, trust and stability for all.