Township Animal Rescue

A Non-Profit Animal Rescue Charity - NPO 039-758

Rescuing and caring for animals in the Helderberg area.

Adopt an AnimalMake a Donation

Drop off at Central Mini Market, Main Road, Somerset West, go to the Donate page or call 084 423 5991

For all offical information and updates about the COVID-19 pandemic visit the South African Department of Health’s website

About Us

About Our Charity

After years of helping animals in the townships, Jillian and Vanessa Cunningham formally started the non-profit Township Animal Rescue (NPO 039-758) in 2004. Township Animal Rescue has since expanded to a small team of people dedicated to helping rescue and treat vulnerable animals. We rely entirely on donations for our work. We operate in the Helderberg region of the Western Cape.

Donations are vital as they are used for vaccinations, de-worming, de-fleaing, food, special diets, dipping, injections, medications and operations. The animals that they help do not have access to the basics of food, water or shelter from the elements, and are often found in a pitiful condition, suffering from malnutrition, parasite infestation, disease and/or injury, or worse, have been willfully neglected and abused. 100% of all donations received are used for the benefit of the animals.


Featured Pets


Bully Mix
Yound Adult – Female


Supersweet Mix
Puppy – Female


Pretty Mix
Puppy – Female


Domestic Shorthair
Medium Adult - Male


Domestic Shorthair
Kitten - Male


Domestic Shorthair
Medium Adult - Female


What We Do


We run weekly clinics in the townships (Lwandle/Nomzamo) for minor medical treatments.

Pet Treatment

We transport pets from the townships to local vets for major treatments.

Spay & Neuter

We have put a sterilization program in place.

Finding Homes

We rescue neglected and unwanted pets for which we find loving homes.

Every Little Helps!

100% of donations received are used for the benefit of the animals. Donations are vital and are used for vaccinations, de-worming, de-fleaing, food, dipping, injections, medications and operations.

Adopt & Foster

If you are interested in adopting, follow the link to find out more. Fostering is also a wonderful way for you to help animals in need – allowing us to rescue more animals and saving the lives of animals who we could otherwise not help.