Who are we?
Peanut Animal Welfare is a registered non-profit organisation ran entirely by volunteers. We set out to ensure the welfare of animals in the region of Melkbosstrand, which is a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape.
The team is very determined that all animals that come to Peanut Animal Welfare, whether they are opted for adoption or need care urgently, are well taken care of and get all the attention they deserve. We are very passionate about our cause, which means that everyone that sees or owns an animal in distress can always reach us for assistance.
Our organisation does not work with shelters to keep the animals whilst waiting for adoption. We only work with foster homes, which ensures us that the animals can get used to people and potentially other animals again, to develop trust and make sure that we can find them the best forever home as possible.
Who is peanut?
We are always on standby and regularly called out to assist with the rescuing and/or capturing of stray dogs and cats or injured wildlife. We believe in partnerships and want to invite you to contact us if you require assistance and to support us.
Peanut was a male cat who fought to survive, but instead left behind a legacy. Peanut was the case of a severely abused male cat who was eventually brought to Dr Melinda Swanevelder, a vet at Duynevet. The owner did not seek help for her cat for four days after it was cut open, testicles removed and urethra severed by his abusers. Despite the severe pain and bleeding, Peanut remained friendly and loving until the end.
One of the most severe cases of animal abuse inspired a group of locals to ensure that his story was never forgotten and to fight to ensure that NO animal in our community should ever have to suffer like that again and so, out of Peanut's bravery a welfare organisation was born.
What we do
Sterilisation programmes for domestic, stray and feral animals
Primary animal health services and assistance to the poor with the transport of ill or injured, scheduled dipping and deworming programmes and feeding schemes
Assistance with lost & found pets
The fostering and/or re-homing of pets
Addressing animal abuse or neglect
Advocating microchipping of pets
Assisting the elderly in Melkbosstrand through home visits and monitoring of their pet’s welfare.