LEAPS is a registered animal welfare organisation tending to the needs of animals in the townships of Elands Bay, Lamberts Bay and Vredenburg up the West Coast, 220 km’s from Cape Town.
Our aim is to educate township pet owners to better care for their pets and to assist with the medical needs of the animals, particularly with regard to mass sterilisations, feeding programmes and providing shelter to hundreds of animals. Our closest vet is 90km's away and we often have to transport ill or injured pets utilising our own vehicles.
In Vredenburg (known to many as Louwville aka Horrorville), the animals are living in atrocious conditions and are in dire need of assistance. There is a population of approximately 8000 people, with each household owning about 3 dogs that have not yet been sterilised.
To date, we have spayed over 2500 animals, as well as assisting other surrounding towns with medical assistance and manpower for spayathons in their areas. We have also been involved in education programmes for school children aimed at better caring for their pets.
Our team consists of 3 dedicated full time employees, 2 of which are based in the townships and a further contingent of wonderful volunteers predominantly based in Cape Town, most of whom have full-time jobs. All of our volunteers personally visit the townships to tend to animals in need.
Animals that are ill, injured or abused are removed and placed with fosters in the Cape Town area until they are healthy enough for adoption. If vet care is required, this is of course set in place.
We are entirely dependent on donations as we receive no funding from the local Municipality. Donations will be HUGELY appreciated and will go toward the sterilisation of animals, medical equipment, food, food, FOOD, blankets, bedding, shelters, kennels and funds to pay for medicine and veterinary services.
We thank you in advance for your contribution.
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