Woodrock Animal Rescue place animals in loving, caring homes. Our goal is to ensure a sustainable lifelong relationship between the new owner and its newly acquired furry friend. Every animal deserves a second chance and thus every effort is made to match the most suitable rescue to the most suitable home, thereby minimising the chances of having to re-home again, if it doesn’t work out.
We are a non - profit, pro - life, rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing facility.
We provide assistance to unfortunate, homeless, abused, neglected, stray, injured, ill, geriatric and unwanted animals that would otherwise have miserable lives and premature deaths. The rescue centre provides food, necessary medical care such as inoculations, vaccinations, sterilizations etc. and preventative medicine including deworming, flea and tick dips etc.
Woodrock Animal Rescue's mission is to:
Save abused animals.
Rescue lost and abandoned animals.
Rehabilitate damaged animals.
Provide safekeeping, food and shelter to rescued animals.
Understand the needs of animals and train existing and new owners on managing and keeping rescued animals.
Make the public aware of the need to adopt rescued animals.
Re – home rescued animals.
Present talks and guidance.
Provide employment and training to less privileged communities.
Maintain after care assistance once rescued animals are re - homed, rehabilitated or fostered.
Invite visitors to South African to take part in animal welfare workshops.
Advocate the importance of inoculations, de-worming and maintaining proper safe facilities.
Catechize the importance of sterilization.
Woodrock believes that each animal deserves a loving, stable "forever home"; for this reason, the re-homing process is extensive.
House checks, background checks and legitimate vet care checks are performed prior to a dog being re-homed.
Puppies that are adopted are only taken if assurances and follow-ups are made regarding sterilization once the puppy comes of age. This is strictly monitored as Woodrock aims at all costs to eliminate the increase in animal breeding when there are so many unwanted animals out there looking for a home.
Woodrock has been facilitating homeless animals for thirteen years. We boast an amazing re - homing hit rate.
Woodrock is involved with the local community and strives to educate the local people and the public, especially children, on the importance of pet sterilization and responsible pet ownership. We also educate local communities on the humane treatment of animals. As a township initiative, Woodrock regularly spays and neuters animals from these communities, supplies shelter and comfort to these animals in the form of dog kennels and blankets, provide inoculation and veterinary services including rabies injections and conducts a regular dipping service.
Nicholas and Estelle, the founders, are extremely focused on their goal and their passion and drive have afforded their vision to become a reality. Woodrock Animal Rescue is a registered non – profit organisation.
Together with an amazing support group, Woodrock have been able to make a difference. Nicholas will go above and beyond the call of duty to save a dog. Estelle is known for her bulldog approach and is unflinchingly uncompromising when faced with an animal in need.
Woodrock’s animals have the benefit of an above average rescue centre environment. The animals enjoy a “home to home” opportunity as they are in large free range runs and not confined as in a normal “shelter” situation. Each rescue receives personal attention, touch and love. This promotes the rehabilitation and healing process so that successful re -homing can suffice in the shortest turn around time possible thereby creating space for the next rescue.