Relieve. Care. Educate.
Relieving the sick and suffering animals living within impoverished communities
Animal Rescue Organisation (ARO) is a registered NPO (003-967-NPO) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 130001093) established in 1986 with a mission to relieve the suffering of animals living within indigent communities across the Cape Metropole.
ARO is not a pet shelter, but is a welfare veterinary hospital service concentrating on a number of important areas of work including sterilisation and primary health care.
ARO Mobile Clinics are run by registered and experienced AWA’s (Animal Welfare Assistants) which are sent out into extremely poor and indigent communities and informal settlements including, but not limited to, Guguletu, Nyanga, Delft, Browns Farm and similar areas within the wider Cape Metropole.
In addition, ARO runs a fully equipped welfare hospital in Ottery providing welfare services to members of the public earning less than R15 000 gross monthly household income.
Stay up to date with the ARO team
You can keep in the know with all that we do at ARO by reading our articles below or downloading our monthly newsletter.
You can help ARO by attending
one of our events
We host a number of events every year to help support our local hospitals and mobile clinics . Due to COVID-19, all
physical events and markets have been postponed until further notice, but have a look at our virtual events
How you can help
Lend a helping hand, spare some
change or send some love our way
There are many ways you can help ARO from fundraising, volunteering at our events and helping with
maintenance in our facilities to shopping in our charity shops