Animal Allies, a registered Non-Profit Organisation, was started in January 2010. Armed with traps and nets we embarked on our feral cat capture. Our goal was to trap,neuter and release (TNR) feral cats around Gauteng, thus preventing the spread of certain diseases as well as overpopulation.
While we focused on feral cats people approached us on a daily basis to help with sterilisations and veterinary care in poorer communities. Thousands of animals live in and amongst the poorest settlements and have limited or no access to veterinary services. This led us to our first sterilisation campaign in September 2011, where we dewormed, vaccinated and sterilised dogs and cats free of charge. To date we have sterilised close to 4500 animals that won't be contributing to the overpopulation crisis.