WetnoseWetNose Animal Rescue Centre was opened in April 1999 by a founder who shared the belief that all animals deserve a second chance in life and that healthy animals should not be killed just because they are unwanted. 

Wetnose Animal Rescue Centre identified that a safe haven had to be opened for these precious babies – to give these animals the opportunity to find a loving home.

WetNose is a registered non-profit organisation devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of lost, abandoned and neglected animals.  They are a right to life organisation and do not believe in euthanasia, except in the most extreme cases – they try and re-home all the animals into loving homes after they have been rehabilitated and sterilised.

To date they have successfully re-homed over 20 500 dogs, 1 700 cats, donkeys, a goat, horses, guinea pigs, pigs and rabbits.  In April 2000 they became involved in rescuing animals from Zimbabwe which they had great success with; to date over 4 800 dogs and 340 cats have been rescued. In addition to this WetNose also rescued horses from Zimbabwe.  On Friday 28 November 2002 the first load of 14 arrived safely, and another 28 arrived that December. In January 2003 another load arrived safely. 600 Dogs, 345 cats and a large amount of livestock are presently being cared for at the Wet Nose holding station in Zimbabwe. These animals are all destined for re-uniting or re-homing. To date, WetNose is still in the process of rescuing and reuniting animals from Zimbabwe.

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

The WetNose Animal Rescue Centre is dependent on the animal-loving public for funds, which are raised in numerous ways such as their annual International Homeless Animals Day in conjunction with ISAR and various other fund raising events.  WetNose receives neither government nor municipal funding. This organisation relies solely on the kindness of the public giving hand through donations or sponsorships of kennels or building projects and functions held in aid of WetNose.

The largest financial layout the Centre has, is the feed of all the animals, at any given time there are at least 230 dogs, 53 cats, and horses in their care. The animals are fed twice daily and the feeding costs are astronomical.  A lot of these animals require medical attention and these amounts to large veterinary expenses.  When an animal enters the care of WetNose it is sterilised, vaccinated, dewormed, micro chipped and dipped. - no animals are given to homes unsterilized, except in the case of puppies and kittens, where a voucher is issued whereby the animal must be sterilised at the age of 6 months old. 

One of their largest responsibilities is to educate public and to prevent unwanted litters

All animals are given blankets to sleep on and their kennels are cleaned on a daily basis ensuring that they receive the best possible care.

Here a huge amount of volunteers are required and they welcome your help and care.  So if you would like to become involved as a volunteer please contact WetNose offices. By supporting this beneficiary, through your MyPlanet card, you can ensure that all wetnoses out there are taken care of.



For more information on WetNose, please contact them on 013 932 3941/2 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.