WHAT WE DO
Right to Life Animal Rescue Orginisation
Wetnose Animal Rescue Centre is a registered "RIGHT TO LIFE" organisation that is involved in the rehabilitation of abandoned , neglected and abused animals. Wet Nose Animal Rescue Centre was opened in April 1999 because of the belief that all animals deserve a second chance in life and that healthy animals should not be killed just because they are unwanted. A safe haven had to be opened for these precious babies where they stand a chance of getting a new loving home. Wet Nose is a registered non-profit organization devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of lost, abandoned and neglected animals. They are a right to life organisation and do not believe in euthanasia, except in the most extreme cases – they try and re-home all the animals into loving homes after they have been rehabilitated and sterilised. To date they have successfully re-homed over 20 500 dogs, 1 700 cats, donkeys, goats, horses, guinea pigs, pigs and rabbits.
Come and support our Wetnose Veterinary Clinic and Pet shop.
Download Lost and Found Form to report to Wetnose
REPORT ABUSE OR NEGLECT
If you know of any animal abuse or neglect, please report it to us so that we can help the animal as soon as possible. Your name will not be provided to the person in question, however WE need all your details to follow up on any cases of cruelty. Your report will go directly to our inspector, who will handle the case
Shelter and Rescue
Open to the Public
Please Support Us
We foster rescued animals available for adoption
Get Involved / How you can help
Wet Nose has many volunteers who absolutely love spending time with our animals. Due to the fact that we do not put animals down, some of our animals stay at Wet Nose for some time before a home is found for them. Although they get to play in exercise runs and get taken for walks by our staff, they are always happy to see the volunteers who walk them, play with them, groom them and provide extra tender loving care.You are most welcome to become a Wet Nose volunteer. When you volunteer for the first time, you will be required to complete a form, and you will be shown the ropes. After that, you can come and spend time at Wet Nose whenever you like, as long as we are open. Children under 16 will have to be accompanied by an adult, as we do not want to lose an animal or have injuries. So, come along and try it, you will love it and so will the animals.
Fund Raising Events for Wetnose
Do you know that often people and companies have fund raising events on our behalf? From Golf Days to Gala Dinners to sporting events. If you or your company would like to host any kind of event that you think may be able to raise funds for abandoned, abused and neglected animals, let us know.Some people raise funds when they do a fun run or a cycle challenge, even 4×4 challenges have done this. Students often have to organize events in aid of a charity and get marks for their efforts. Companies hold charity auctions or fashion shows, and some even offer their services and skills for free to raise funds. Hairdressers have cut hair all day or beauty therapists have massaged their fingers to the bone all day in aid of Wet Nose. Singers have sung for the animals supper and celebrities have done all sorts of crazy things for a good cause. If you have a way of raising funds and don’t mind giving of your time and skills, lets work together to help those that can’t do it for themselves!
Education is of vital importance to Wet Nose, as we believe that the lack thereof is the reason for so many abused, abandoned and neglected animals, as well as for the millions of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens in the world today. In South Africa we are faced with an enormous education challenge. Many families cannot afford to care for themselves, never mind their animals. There are a lot of myths and untruths told regarding animals, and even strange beliefs that certain animals are evil and should be stoned. Even the highly educated and wealthy have some strange idea’s regarding certain aspects, e.g. sterilization. Wet Nose often visit schools in order to educate the children, who in turn often educate their parents.click here to download the guide to Responsible Pet Ownership.
Often companies bring groups of employees to Wet Nose to walk dogs, fix kennels, paint etc. You can have a picnic under the trees and do something for a good cause whilst building team spirit.
Birthdays and other celebrations
From time to time someone has a birthday or similar party and they ask their guests to bring donations for Wet Nose instead of gifts. This is also a great opportunity for you to tell people about Wet Nose. You can even invite them to Wet Nose for your party and have a picnic and walk dogs, instead of a very expensive party.
Corporate / Social Development
Many companies get involved with charity organizations as part of their social responsibility projects. If you work for a company who has this kind of program, suggest doing something with Wet Nose.