PETS (Pet Empowerment in Townships) is a registered, non-profit, pro-active, pro-life animal rescue organisation that originated in Cape Town in 2007. It was founded by Anoux Massey and a Johannesburg branch started in 2010 run under the same principles with Nicole Badenhorst heading up the team. The Johannesburg branch focuses on communities south of Joburg, such as those in Orange Farm and Walkerville.
PETS strives to empower animals in townships and poor communities and works with the community to improve the lives of these disadvantaged animals by giving them daily meals, warm shelters, regular inoculations, sterilisations and vet care in emergencies. They also rehome ones that are unwanted, unloved or lost. They try to instil in the communities a responsibility and pride for their animals by not just empowering them, but also by educating and helping the people to uplift themselves. They believe in working hand in hand with the animals and people of these impoverished areas to create unity, trust and stability for all.
PETS strives to empower animals in townships and poor communities and works with the community to improve the lives of these disadvantaged animals by giving them daily meals, warm shelters, regular inoculations.
Photos are from the annual Santa Goodie Bag Drive courtesy of Philson Photography – high-quality furball and non-furball portraiture with 100% of proceeds going directly to Animal Rescue Charity book, to order see Facebook: @PhilsonPhotography, www.philsonphotography.com.