ARO has joined forces with other welfare organisations in partnership with the City of Cape Town’s mass sterilisation project. For the past 2 and a half months, ARO has been working towards a goal of 185 animals sterilised and we are extremely proud of our team who completed this in record time! So much so that we were asked to do an extra 15 making it a total of 200 animals that has been sterilised through ARO!

       If you take into consideration that 1 unsterilized dog or cat can produce around 67,000 puppies or kittens over 6 years, it is amazing to think what the impact of 200 sterilised animals actually is!
Our amazing AWA Lunga is responsible for running the special project vehicle which is being used to collect and deliver animals for this city funded project. Lunga started this mission in Ocean View and ended in Browns Farm, Phillipi.

This project alone will reduce the amount of unwanted animals that are subjected to suffering and neglect as a result. Sterilisation is of paramount importance to managing pet populations and ending the cycle of animal abuse and cruelty.


We are super impressed with our Maintenance team who spent many hours in our Bergvliet Charity shop, giving it a complete re-do! Now our supporters can shop in style with our new and improved layout.

The once old and rustic feel you’ve come to know and love has been stripped away and replaced with a clean and fresh new look! This shop sells the most lovely second-hand clothing, jewellery, books, ornaments & bric-a-brac. A true little gem of a store that has something for everyone.

Come for the sales and leave with a smile knowing your support contributes towards the care and treatment of animals in need. 

Paws-a-While Market – 6 November

The Paws-a-While Animal Adoption Fair is BACK on SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER on the Sea Point Promenade! Meet the superheros of the Cape Animal Welfare Forum and the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Animal Control Unit! 

ADOPT your furever best friend!

Browse our pawsome stalls! 

Grab a bite to eat! 

See you there! 

Annual Quiz Night – 25 November

Come and join us at this year’s Quiz Night. It’s been 2 years since we have been able to host this exciting event. It guarantees to be tons of fun, with lots of prizes and auction items up for grabs!

To book your team of 6 email Lauren on

Christmas Kiosk – 1 Nov until 17 Nov

Can you hear the sleigh bells ringing? That’s right, it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit already!

 ARO and several other charities will be selling Christmas Cards, Cakes and Gifts at Constantia Village from  1  November until 17 December. Please come and support.