“Rescue animals aren’t
broken, they’ve simply
experienced more life than
If they were human we would
call them wise. They would be
the ones with “tails” to tell and
stories to write
Wollies comes from humble beginnings.The initial purpose at Wollies was to
sterilize as many animals as possible, wayback in 2003 when this all started.
However, it did not end with this sterilization project. We became more and
more involved, helping abandoned, neglected and abused animals and before
we knew it, we had evolved in to a full-scale operation which is known today
as WOLLIES ANIMAL SHELTER.
Times were desperate, times were tough, but we persevered and managed to
plough forward and eventually, On 29 May 2013 Wollies Animal Shelter opened its
doors with only a handful of cats and dogs. To date, Wollies has expanded to
nearly a 1 000 homeless dogs and cats.
We subsequently became registered as a non-profit, pro-live organisation which
does not receive any government funding. Every cat and dog stays with us until they
find their forever homes. Life is what we offer them and we will never take these
We STRONGLY believe that if people are educated on the benefits of sterilization
and if these costs were more affordable, then there would be fewer abandoned,
abused and homeless animals.
When we started building our kennels we ensured that there was enough space for
the dogs to run and play, as we place a couple of dogs together in each kennel
run. This is not always easy but one has the advantage that these dogs are then
socialised, which makes it a lot easier when they are adopted by a family who
already have other dogs.
I could not and cannot do all of this by myself. Volunteers from all walks
of life have joined Wollies by sharing in my passion and burden and we
love these animals unconditionally as if they were our own. No
organisation can be successful without hands and hearts of gold
holding these beliefs together and paving the way forward for these fur
This was by no means an easy feat, BUT as we enter the shelter today –
the worries of the next meal is washed away as we are excitedly
greeted by wagging tails & purring bodies. This is when we know that
the tears, the struggles, the battles and the constant disappointment,
was all worth it at the end of the day!
The abandoned are happy, and although the shelter is just a “half
way stop” to their forever homes their roads are paved with love, care
and food in the time that they spent with us and this final promise will
always ring true:-
“You will …. never go hungry again!
Never need to be afraid again!
You will receive love and attention
have food every day.
You will have a warm bed to sleep in,
never be given up on or thrown away.
We promise that you will be
loved and cared for
and that your new family
keeps the promise we have given you”