From desperate
to beautiful.


Animal rescue

We rescue, rehabilitate and re-home neglected horses and dogs, helping them transition from broken to beautiful. We do this by providing food, shelter and love – pure and simple – and we also fight against animal abuse by spreading awareness around this tragic issue.

Community outreach

The establishment of our animal rescue centre opened doors to the people of the community. We quickly realised the incredible healing power animals had among human lives, and we also saw – and ventured to meet – people’s more practical needs of employment and food.

We are currently focused on three areas of outreach:


Rescued animals help rescue hurting children

It’s one of life’s simple miracles – the power of animals to help heal the souls of people traumatised by social problems like gangsterism and violence. As therapy animals, our dogs and horses play an important role in teaching empathy to at-risk children and youth – as well as their parents, who are often broken themselves.

We have been actively working together with other organisations since 2020, creating and managing programmes for children and adolescents. Our programmes include activities with our therapists and animals, and workshops for traumatised youth who have suffered under violence and crime. We will also be hosting our first summer camp in March xxxx.


We meet each other’s needs

Our staff and helping hands are recruited from our local community, thus creating a beautifully mutualistic exchange of needs. Life in general becomes more valued as much-needed employment is provided in a job market with few opportunities.


Healthy hearts need healthy bodies

We believe that practical and psycho-social needs go hand in hand – both are important and urgently need to be met. Since Covid-19 began, we’ve set up a task force that distributes food to destitute people. The pandemic specifically highlighted the need for us to reach out in wider ways.

But our efforts don’t end there. And as our connection with the community grows, so we respond to needs that arise, in any way we can, and with the help of strong partnerships – not just with NGOs but with the community members themselves.


Have questions or comments?

Mayanna Muter
CEO – Founder – Oversees all affairs at DHRC and handles all Horse adoptions and care

Email: | Cell: +27 74 102 2121 | SMS line: +27 72 282 9811

Address: P.O Box 148, Klein Dassenberg, 7358

Non Profit Company: NPC #2018/269265/08 PBO: 9521/442/16/1