“An activist is someone who cannot help but fight for something.
That person is usually not motivated by a need for power or money or fame
but is, in fact, driven slightly mad by some injustice, some cruelty, some unfairness …
so much so that he or she is compelled by an internal moral engine
to act to make things better.”
Eva Ensler – author, playwright, feminist.
The volunteers of St Francis Animal Rescue are driven by a desire to sterilize as many cats and dogs as possible in our township of Sea Vista and, in so doing, improve the quality of life of these animals.
Our sterilization campaign – Open Your Eyes & Sterilize is now in its third year and, during that time, we have sterilized an average of 5-6 cats and dogs every week.
As we have grown in size and capability, we have extended our mission to include feeding, vaccinating and providing medical care for animals in need. We also offer comfort to animals in the form of kennels, bedding, blankets, feeding and drinking bowls, collars and leads. Wherever possible, we encourage the donation of these items although we also regularly raise funds to purchase what we need.
Each year, working in collaboration with dedicated local vets – Dr Nerine Botha from Aloe Vet, St Francis Bay and Dr Annelise Barker from Humansdorp Vets – St Francis Animal Rescue sterilizes upwards of three hundred dogs and over a hundred cats, many of these feral.