freemeFreeMe is a rehabilitation centre for indigenous wildlife based in the north of Johannesburg. It was founded in 1997 by a group of trained rehabilitators who realised that there was not enough organised care for suburban indigenous wildlife.

Each year thousand of birds, mammals and reptiles living in gardens or suburbs become orphaned, sick or suffer injuries. Most veterinarians do not have facilities to cater for wildlife, leaving would-be rescuers unable to determine what to do with them. FreeMe has filled this gap. The public can now bring wildlife to a place where they can receive specialised treatment, care and rehabilitation until they can be released.

FreeMe is staffed and operated by a full-time manager, two support staff members and a group of trained volunteers. The centre is open seven days a week from 8am to 5pm and happily welcome calls from the public asking for advice and support.

You can help this organisation continue the valuable work they do, by getting your card in support of them now

They operate under an Open Permit granted by the Gauteng Department of Nature Conservation and uphold the highest standards. All indigenous wildlife is accepted and every creature, big or small, receives specialised care.

FreeMe is a self-funded registered non-profit organisation, relying solely on the generosity of the public through donations, bequests, membership, sponsorship and voluntary assistance in all aspects.

Aims and objectives of FreeMe

  • To rescue, rehabilitate and release indigenous wildlife onto carefully chosen reserves and conservancies.
  • To educate the public through the use of lectures, newsletters, advertising, support and advice. Without education there is no conservation!
  • To train volunteers in the care of animals while upholding the highest ethical standards and working closely with a panel of vets.
  • To network with similar organisations and experts in the field, sharing knowledge and skills, locally and internationally.
  • To fundraise to develop and sustain a self-funded centre that relies on donations, bequests, sponsorships and membership.

You can help raise funds for FreeMe with every swipe of your card.


For more information on FreeMe, contact them on 011 807 6993 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit