ABOUT US & WHAT WE DO
At our organization, we believe that every animal deserves a loving and safe home.
That's why we provide a range of services to help animals find their forever homes and receive the care and attention they deserve.
Our mission is to provide a better life for animals in need by ensuring they have a safe, healthy and loving home. We strive to support and empower pet owners, educate the community on responsible pet ownership and provide high-quality care and shelter to animals in need. Our ultimate goal is to create a world where every animal has a loving family that cherishes them and treats them with the care and respect they deserve.
WHO ARE WE?
LEAPS, established in 2008, is a notable non-profit animal welfare organisation that is committed to improving the lives of animals in need. The organisation operates in the areas of Elands Bay, Lamberts Bay, and Vredenburg, which are situated approximately 220km from Cape Town along the scenic West Coast of South Africa.
LEAPS is dedicated to providing assistance and support to animals who require care and attention, such as those who are injured, abandoned, or abused. Through their efforts, LEAPS seeks to promote the welfare of animals and to foster a compassionate and humane society.
Our team consists of four dedicated full-time employees of which two are based on the West Coast by the rural communities that rely on LEAPS the most.
Our volunteers are an integral part of our organization, providing crucial support and assistance in various aspects of our work. Their dedication, hard work, and passion for helping animals are truly inspiring, and we are incredibly grateful for their contributions.
From fostering animals in need to helping with adoption events, fundraising, and outreach programs, our volunteers play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission of improving the lives of animals in our community. Without their help and support, we would not be able to reach as many animals in need as we do. We are proud to have such a wonderful network of volunteers and fosters who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of animals.
WHAT WE DO
At our organization, we believe that every animal deserves a loving and safe home. That's why we provide a range of services to help animals find their forever homes and receive the care and attention they deserve.
In many townships around the world, pet owners struggle to provide proper care and medical attention for their furry companions. This leads to a heartbreaking cycle of neglect, disease, and suffering. At our organization, we recognise that education is the key to breaking this cycle and improving the lives of township animals.
Our team is dedicated to educating pet owners on the basics of animal care, including proper nutrition, hygiene, and preventative medical measures. We also provide crucial medical assistance for pets in need, such as vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and treatment for common illnesses.
We understand that many pet owners in townships may struggle to afford food for their pets, which is why we offer feeding programs to help ensure that no animal goes hungry. By working together with pet owners and the community as a whole, we can create a brighter future for township animals. Our goal is to empower pet owners to provide the love and care their pets deserve, and to help build a more compassionate and responsible community.
RESCUE & REHABILITATE
Our Rescuing and Rehabilitating service is dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and homeless animals, giving them the chance to heal and recover in a loving and nurturing environment. We believe that every animal deserves a second chance, and we work tirelessly to ensure that they receive the care and attention they need to thrive.
Our team is committed to rescuing animals from difficult and often life-threatening situations, providing them with shelter, food, and medical care. We understand that many of these animals may have experienced neglect or abuse, and we work hard to earn their trust and build a bond with them that will help them feel safe and secure.
We are dedicated to finding loving forever homes for unwanted animals. As a foster-based organisation, we rely on the generosity of our volunteers to provide a safe and nurturing environment for these animals while we search for their perfect match. Before entering foster care, each animal receives any necessary vet care, including vaccinations and sterilisation, to ensure they are healthy and ready for their next chapter.
Our rigorous screening process ensures that each foster family is a good match for the animal in their care, providing peace of mind for all involved. Once a potential adoptive family has completed the adoption process, the animal moves on to their new forever home, where they will be loved and cherished for the rest of their days.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE & STERILISATION DRIVES
Our organization is dedicated to providing essential medical assistance to those in need. We understand the importance of proper healthcare and strive to make it accessible to all.
Our sterilisation drives are conducted in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring that communities can benefit from the many advantages of family planning. We also provide vaccinations to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, as well as treatment for injuries and emergencies. Our team is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities alike. Join us in our efforts to make healthcare accessible to all.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
There are multiple ways in which you can help the paw.
Why not become a volunteer, make a donation, or attend one of our fundraising events?