A number of dogs are in desperate need of furever homes and help, as the Adopt-a-Pet animal shelter in Phillipi will be closing its doors on April 30th.

The shelter was founded in 2003 by founder and funder, Cicely Blumberg, who sadly passed away on May 9th, 2020.

Adopt-a-Pet animal shelter set to close for good

Adopt-a-Pet, as well as the Animal Welfare Society, are both situated in the Phillipi Horticultural Area, but only the Adopt-a-Pet animal shelter will be shutting their doors for good at the end of April.

The Animal Welfare Society that has rendered assistance to, but has no affiliation with Adopt-a-Pet, will still be open and run as per usual.

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Established in 1929, the Animal Welfare Society is the 2nd oldest animal welfare organisation in South Africa. Just last month, the Society celebrated their 92nd birthday and with the continued support of growing numbers of benefactors and testators, the Animal Welfare Society has absolutely no intentions of closing down whatsoever and wishes to quell any rumours in this regard.

Adopt-a-Pet animal shelter set to close for good

Tens of thousands of pets depend on the Animal Welfare Society and it is safe to say, there is no need for panic or to worry. They are not closing their doors.

“If anything, we have had to adapt to an ever-increasing need for our comprehensive range of services that mirror organisations like the SPCA and have plans in place to expand our offering to include a fully-fledged after-hours service,” says the Animal Welfare Society.

Some of Adopt-a-Pet’s adopters have asked us how to go about changing their adopted pets’ microchip registration details. Some who simply take the benefits and convenience of having an animal welfare organisation on their doorstep for granted are shocked to think that after 17 years Adopt-a-Pet will be closed.

Adopt-a-Pet animal shelter set to close for good

We are here to fill the void and well prepared for an influx following their closure and can only hope that their extensive social media following and donors will choose to partner with us to help us sustainably meet the envisaged increased demand.”

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