The annual Mandela Day activities at ARO include the hospital sterilising 67 pets from impoverished informal settlement areas.  Only adults with experience in handling post op animals will be permitted to work in the kennels on Mandela Day.

Children are welcome to view the theatre, as well as welcoming the public to join ARO staff and Board Members for a BIG CLEAN! To volunteer your time or your companies team to help ARO on Mandela Day please email aro@animalrescue.org.za.