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Supporting Animal Welfare

The real heroes are those animals that have been hurt but continue to love us unconditionally

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A LITTLE ABOUT US

Helping Hands SA was founded in October 2009 and with the help of a great support committee and followers we have been able to raise funds through various events and products sales in aid of animal welfare shelters in and around South Africa. We are firm believers and supporters of no-kill animal shelters and through our efforts not only do we raise funds but also bring awareness on the happenings within the animal world. We often hold casual social events where we get together with our furry babies and picnic where we can all get to know each other and make some forever friends.

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WHAT MAKES OUR CAUSE SO IMPORTANT?

There are an unimaginable amount of animals that are suffering or are orphans in our shelters and these shelters need our help to continue to survive. Us as the community have to work together to help the animals who cannot speak for themselves.

 

Join the conversation with us and let's chat all about animals and so much more.

PREVENTING CRUELTY

     "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure' goes the adage, and it is completely appropriate to the domestic animal welfare scenario in South Africa."

The major focus of most animal welfare organisations is on rescuing neglected, abused and lost animals. In the current crisis, where more and more animals arrive daily at shelters that are already overfull, strays and abandoned animals are on the increase, and every day we discover yet another incidence of neglect or cruelty.

10 THINGS YOU OWE YOUR PET

Just like with being a parent, there is skill involved in being a successful pet owner. There's more to it than just going to the pet shop and getting a puppy or a kitten.

These days, animal welfare organisations make doubly sure that you are able to be a responsible pet owner before they hand over a puppy, a kitten or a grown animal. So before you take on a pet, check out the following tips from the Cybervet forum users:

Make sure you can afford a pet

Be consistent in your rules

Have your pet spayed or neutered

Take your dog for walks

Feed your animals at the same time every day

Never hit your animals

Pets need people

Get a vet you trust

Have your pet ID-tagged

Arrange adequate care when you are away

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