“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”―Anatole France


The Animal Rescue Organisation Hospital

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Address: 5 Olieboom Road, Ottery, Cape Town, Phone 021-3965511/ 082 836 5880

The Animal Rescue Organisation’s hospital is situated at 5 Olieboom Road, off Strandfontein Road, Ottery in Cape Town.

For all hospital & fieldwork related enquires please contact Supervisor Fagan Vollenhoven on 021-3965511 or email mobile@animalrescue.org.za

The ARO hospital has the capacity to take in up to 60 dogs and in the region of 20 cats for a short stay welfare hospital treatment such as sterilisation or an orthopaedic procedure, but is not an adoption shelter and as such concentrates on the welfare treatment of sick and suffering animals from the most indigent areas of the Cape, including, but not limited to the surrounding Phillipi farming areas, Guguletu, Wesbank, Browns Farm, Delft and Nyanga. Animals are treated for a wide variety of conditions from disease to neglect and cruelty. A limited number of healthy pets, which have been screened for suitability are offered by ARO for adoption. Owners are educated on how to care for their pets and are able to learn more about responsible pet care habits including sterilisation and vaccination. Animals which are the victim of neglect and cruelty will not be returned to their owners.

The ARO hospital is funded by public donations and does not receive Government grants. Lottery funding is limited and ARO is required to fundraise to maintain the hospital services to the poor with an income budget of around R5million required annually. ARO does not adhere to any “label” and does everything possible to save lives within its capabilities.

The hospital opens an onsite Day Clinic from 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday and is able to see patients from owners whose gross household income is R15 000 or less. Vetshop products and general pet care items are for sale at the clinic. For all ARO hospital related enquiries, please feel free to call Senior Veterinarian Dr Reuben Kotze on the numbers above.

To support ARO’s hospital with a donation, please click here and donate. Section 18a certificates are available on request.


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