The puppy/dog/kitten/cat will come to you almost always having received its first vaccine, been de-wormed
Sometimes the animal will need a bit of building up before we vaccinate. We will then ask you to bring the animal back to be vaccinated at a later stage. The adoption officer will have the vaccination card so will therefore remind you when the next vaccination is due, and he/she will ask you to bring the animal here unless otherwise specified.
Now your aim as a foster parent it to take good care of your foster animal and provide basic training in order for the best chance of him/her to find their forever home.
Please take a photograph of the animal and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP so that we can load it onto website and start advertising in search of a forever home.
African Tails supplies the food and will settle any neccesary vet visits, ticks and flea treatment etc. We have certain designated private vets that offer us welfare rates across the western cape. This would be anything that we don't offer here on a day to day basis like check-ups if the animal seems sick, emergencies, sterilisation if for some reason it cannot be done here.
PLEASE call us when or before an animal needs to see a vet.
If there is a medical emergency after hours or on the weekend and you cannot get hold of us, please don't hesitate to take the animal to one of our vets if possible OR to your nearest vet. We will then have to settle the account as soon as we are able or we will refund you.
Please ensure you keep the animal enclosed in your property and/or on a lead when taken for a walk. The animal must be kept safe from harm and treated as a member of the family with lots of TLC.
Here is a list of vets that are currently offering us welfare rates:
Blouberg Vetclin in Tableview-Bloueberg Rd-021 557 8876
False Bay Vet in Muizenberg-021 788 1172
Vetpoint in Sea Point-021 434 8831
Malmesbury Dierehospitaal in Malmesbury-022 4821481
Fourways Vet in Kommetjie-021 785 2251
Hillside Vet- Wynberg-021 762 2980
Belmont Vet in Rondebosch-021 685 7750 (EMERGENCIES ONLY)
Helderberg Animal Rescue in Gordon's Bay-021 856 0597
Ways of contacting the staff of African Tails:
Please use the office number
021 510 7360
Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 or via e-mail:
After hours and weekends for emergencies
, please us the emergency number:
083 642 2805
083 642 2805
072 849 3288
If there are any other queries or people wanting to adopt etc, we will be sure to get back to you during the working hours/days or you can call us during working hours.
PLEASE NOTE we are unable to make use of WhatsApp for general enquires, photos etc. Please send all photos via email.
We will screen all applicants and should we find them suitable, will refer them to you so that you can make arrangements for them to view the puppy / dog. In such cases, we also appreciate your input and feedback on potential homes. We would then need to do a site visit prior to the animal leaving your care and may, in some cases, request your assistance in this regard.
No animal is to leave your care without our confirmation that forms have been completed, home check approved and please also ensure that if you end up with the vaccination booklet it goes with the dog/cat to his/her new home.
Please remember; the animal remains the property of African Tails throughout foster care and when re-homed for the duration of its life. No animal may be transferred to another location or person without the express written permission of African Tails. Under the Animals Protection Act No 71 of 1962 you as the Foster Parent are responsible for the well being of the animal whilst the animal is in your care (any person having the possession, charge, custody or control of that animal).
Remember the animal’s right to the five freedoms: freedom from hunger & thirst, from physical discomfort and pain, from injury and disease, from fear and distress and conformity to essential behavioral patterns.