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Animal Welfare Society Port Elizabeth

The Animal Welfare Society Port Elizabeth (AWS PE) provides assistance to the homeless, stray, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, geriatric, abused, sick and injured animals living in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipal (NMBM) area.  At any time our facility may be working with and caring for over 150 animals. 

 We run a 24-hour service to deal with the many cases of cruelty, neglect and abuse which are reported to us.

We provide food and water, shelter and comfort with blankets and kennels and/or beds to our temporary feline and canine inhabitants. The animals also undergo basic socialization training and the dogs are exercised on a daily basis.

We provide veterinary services to the disadvantaged in the community and run a bi-weekly clinic in the Walmer Township. This includes sterilisation, vaccination, dipping and emergency veterinary and basic surgery services. Animals that are vaccinated and sterilised help ensure that less diseases are spread and that unwanted puppies and kittens are prevented.

We re-home healthy, vaccinated and sterilized cats and dogs in our care through adoptions and reunite stray animals with their owners. Our adoption process includes a Home Inspection by our Inspectors.

Each and every kitten, cat, puppy and dog entering our shelter by whatever means undergoes a health check by our medical team to determine the condition of and the level of care that is required for the welfare of that animal.

We also offer a micro-chipping service performed by our Veterinarian

We provide education to the local community and schools, focusing particularly on our youth, to promote responsible pet ownership and drive home the importance of vaccination and sterilisation.

We visit the elderly and allow them and our homeless dogs the opportunity to share special moments together.

We also provide a much needed facility in terms of an animal crematorium which is a direct benefit to the Nelson Mandela Bay region in terms of reducing landfill costs. We are the only registered animal-only crematorium in Port Elizabeth.


Animal Welfare Society PE is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 003-538) and Public Benefits Organisation (PBO 930000971).

AWS PE receives no national or local government funding and only exists with the support of public donations.

Walmer Wagtails Charity Shop: Corner of 6th Avenue & Albert Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth

Phone041 581 2633 / 060 518 0149

Newton Park Wagtails Charity Shop: Westway Centre, Frank Street entrance, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth

Phone073 241 5273

Trading Hours (Walmer & Newton Park): Monday - Friday: 9am - 4:30pm Saturday: 9am - 1pm Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

Email[email protected]


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