You CAN make a Difference!

Hundreds of pets are lost, abandoned and homeless everyday. Most are eventually sheltered on an interim basis, awaiting the good fortune of an adoptive home. The vast majority of these homeless animals would make someone a great pet and companion.
Often people will tell you that shelter animals do not make good pets, Hollywood Stars Lassie and Benji both were shelter animals before they gained fame through a second chance with a caring home. Homeless animals can become excellent pets if someone is willing to give them that second chance. If not you, who will?

About Us

The Tierschutzverein (SPCA) Swakopmund is a local independent Registered Welfare Organisation and rely on public funding and donations. Our mission is to provide a safe, well maintained sanctuary for domestic cats and dogs in our care whilst waiting to be re-homed. They are safely and lovingly accommodated at our animal shelter where they also receive veterinary care when needed until they can be re-homed to qualifying families.

We also offer boarding facilities for pets, thus there is no excuse to leave your pet unattended while you are travelling. Further services include reuniting and/or finding lost pets, an invaluable service the community's pet owners rely on.

Established in 1970, we are based at the central coast of Namibia in Swakopmund and are committed to achieving the highest standards of accountability and transparency of our activities. We have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who care beyond the standard expectations of the community. A member elected committee oversees the authority, responsibilities and operations with the best interests of the animals, members and stakeholders at heart.

How can you contribute to our cause?

  • Adopt a rescued pet
  • Support and volunteer at our shelter
  • Report abuse
  • Please donate!
  • Spay and neuter
  • Become a member

Whether you opt for pledging your time and expertise or donating items and money, your contribution no matter how big or small will be well received and are guaranteed to make a difference. Please contact us for details on current needs and long-term projects.

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