HAWS is an independent, registered non-profit organization (WO No: 026-799-NPO) serving the community of Madibeng (Brits, Hartbeespoort and surrounding areas) - a large region experiencing rapid development and population growth. Since 2000 we have provided welfare services for abandoned, neglected and abused pets, farm animals and wildlife.
Some of our objectives are:
To educate and inform on animal welfare issues;
To provide a safe haven for all unwanted animals;
To promote correct & humane animal care;
To re-home unwanted or stray animals where they will receive quality care;
To provide inspections of premises where abuse or neglect has been reported.
We operate our kennel and cattery in Hartbeespoort, (Rietfontein area), where we provide a home for up to 70 dogs and 40 cats, veterinary treatment for sick and injured animals, and a re-homing service. Our full-time staff includes a Kennel Manager and three assistants. They are helped by a dedicated group of volunteers. HAWS is administered by a Management Committee elected by the Members of HAWS.
Our operation is funded entirely by voluntary donations and fundraising, with no government assistance.