The Karoo Animal Protection Society is the only organisation providing a mobile service for animals in the deprived areas of the Little Karoo in rural South Africa.

In these poor communities, poverty is a way of life for animals and their owners. People who can barely feed their children, keep a dog, chain it up, and feed it potato peelings.  KAPS takes free welfare services on a daily basis into a core catchment area approaching 5,000 sq km, and operates Outreach Programmes into areas of the Eastern Cape, many hundreds of km distant from its home base in Barrydale.

Thousands of owners are assisted and educated. Emergencies are responded to 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Animals are dipped, de-wormed, fed, taken for treatment, sterilised, rescued and re-homed.

All this is done on a volunteer basis. KAPS has no office premises and pays no full-time staff. But we have an amazing success rate and have transformed the lives of animals and their owners in the communities where we work.

kaps educating pet owners

We educate pet owners

Pet adoptions from Karoo Animal Protection Society (KAPS)

We arrange adoptions

We achieve success

We rely solely on donations from companies and the public.  Please consider donating to our cause to enable us to continue our work.  Every cent donated goes towards animal care and owner education.