As most of you are aware, we are based in Atlantis, one of the poorest townships around Cape Town. While our primary objective is the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs and horses (55 dogs, 23 horses and 13 donkeys), given the social context of the area we have committed ourselves to the betterment of the community. It is for this reason that we say we aim to be ‘with heart and soul for animals and children’.
We have partnered with Marian RC High School to offer their female learners a chance at healing through animal assisted interventions. Gangsterism is rife in this area and many of the learners have experienced stress and trauma, a reality they share with many of our rescue dogs and horses. These animals started out as victims, but soon became the real heroes.
Using the limited resources at our and the school’s disposal we afford one Saturday facilitation every three months. We hope that the funds we raise through our Vintage Sale will mean that we can run these workshops for these learners more frequently.