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Help keep DAW open!

Help keep DAW open!

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At Dead Animals Walking we take in animals from death row to our haven that all neglected, abandoned and abused animals deserve! We take in the cases of no hope left animals and make sure that they never have to suffer again, by means of urgent rescue, medical intervention and rehabilitation to help them not only survive but thrive, and then we rehome them into loving forever homes! There are many lucky animals who have been saved by DAW - their lives altered forever but we need your help to keep going! These animals need us, we have over 80 animals at the haven who rely on our existence to stay alive, and we cannot let them down. There may be many organisations in Cape Town but despite this we receive endless calls for help every day and we know we are still desperately needed! We pride ourselves in providing rescue, rehabilitation, relief, healthcare, sterilization and educational efforts in impoverished communities across the Western Cape by applying life changing and lifesaving interventions. Our additional efforts are in the rescue and rehabilitation of farm animals and education for those who use them wrongfully, cruelly or abusively we aim to teach them about farm animals affectionate, sensitive and clever natures.

After an accident with Shirnol, our kennel manager, happened we were dropped in the ocean without a life jacket and I, Richelle, truly was not able to fulfill my most important duty - ensuring that I raised the funds we need every day. Our ship is sinking because of all the balls thrown at us in a space of six weeks. Here is the exact breakdown of our current outstanding bills:

Vet bills (combined from 7 vets) =R42,833 ; Eskom =R19,232 ; Dog food = R11,722 ; Farm animal feed = R4870 ; Wages = R5800 for May + R8000 for April ; Fuel = R12,500 every 25 days ; Clinic costs/ Medications = R4838

This is a huge amount of money for an organization like ours, and we URGENTLY need your help. Without your help we may not be here in the next few weeks and then what will happen to the 88 lives depending on us? What will happen to our established programs in outreach areas? What happens when DAW is no longer there to be called on? Our DAW’s need to stay open so that we can continue rescuing new animals plus care for those who are already in our care! Please help us to keep going so that we can keep changing lives!

To cover these costs & stay open, we need 95 people to donate R1000 / $61.87. For those who can only afford a smaller amount, we will be just as grateful as every amount adds up!

If you cannot afford to donate, please share our story to your social medias and help us reach those that can help keep us from closing!


  • May 29, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Best wishes" - Colleen

  • May 27, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep up the great work " - A-

  • May 27, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for doing the amazing work you do for these beautiful animals. " - Daniella

  • May 27, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Please keep on doing the amazing work that you do! " - Eden

  • May 26, 2022 - USD $ 18.91
  • "God will make sure you get the support you need " - Tayla Boswell

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Donations to date

R 6 782.60

Fundraising target

R 109 795.00

Funds raised offline

R 5 000.00

Dead Animals Walking

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Dead Animals Walking, is a Non Profit Organization giving ALL, badly abused and neglected animals, on the verge of death, a DAW(door) to a new life!!