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Cheryl Lyn's Rescue Organisation

For the love of animals

CRO (Cheryl Lyn's Rescue Organisation), previously known as D.A.R.T. was founded by Cheryl-Lyn Potgieter in 2015.

After years of working tirelessly inside and outside of our community and informal settlements, combating animal neglect and abuse, Cheryl-Lyn has at last received her NPO Certificate and number. This event has led to the name change from D.A.R.T. to CRO (which stands for Cheryl-Lyn’s Rescue Organisation).

Through the years, Cheryl-Lyn has been rescuing animals from the most horrific conditions day and night, 7 days a week, rehabilitating and re-homing, and all of this with her dwindling personal funds and donations from the public.

To this end, even her own private space is completely filled up with severe cases of abuse and neglect.

Cheryl-Lyn is also called when deceased animals are found alongside roads and she will collect them and take them to a vet for possible identification.

She also, in consultation with our veterinarians, makes the heart rendering decision as to which animals are too far gone and need to be euthanized.

In her quest to help animals, Cheryl-Lyn has been bitten (most recently in the face), electrocuted when scaling a wall to help a stuck puppy, chased down by dogs, escorted into Du Noon by the SAPS or Law Enforcement to retrieve severe cases of neglect, tracked dogs for hours waiting for them to tire themselves out before she can “catch” them.

CRO has since put together a team of dedicated animal loving volunteers, to assist Cheryl-Lyn in raising funds, securing foster homes, doing marketing, networking and sharing with all other animal rescue organisations, working around the clock to support animals in distress.

The Trustees Team oversees the financials, arranges meetings and fund raising, manages the Facebook page and volunteers team and is Cheryl-Lyn’s general support in any event.

The trustee’s team have also undergone 1st Aid for Dogs Training up to level 3, in order to be able to support and serve as back up for Cheryl-Lyn in rescues and emergencies.


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