SAFE FOSTERING NETWORK NPC 2022/520366/08 | PBO No: 930076442

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        • SAFE Foster Network is a non-profit organization with the mission of "taking responsibility for change". Founded by a diverse group of individuals who share a passion for making a positive impact on animals and the community, SAFE aims to address the overwhelming number of abandoned, abused, and unwanted puppies and dogs in KZN. The organization was created in response to the three key challenges: lack of sterilization, lack of education on animal ownership, and poverty and job security. SAFE operates through three pillars designed to tackle these challenges and contribute to a brighter future for animals and the community.
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        • Donate by EFT

          Account Name: SAFE FOSTERING NETWORK NPC
          Bank: FNB
          Account type: Current
          Account Number: 63008988694
          Branch Code: 220229
          Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

          Kindly use your phone number as a reference so that we may thank you.
        • Donate via Zapper

        • Donate with PayPal






        • SAFE Foster Network is a non-profit organization with the mission of "taking responsibility for change". Founded by a diverse group of individuals who share a passion for making a positive impact on animals and the community, SAFE aims to address the overwhelming number of abandoned, abused, and unwanted puppies and dogs in KZN. The organization was created in response to the three key challenges: lack of sterilization, lack of education on animal ownership, and poverty and job security. SAFE operates through three pillars designed to tackle these challenges and contribute to a brighter future for animals and the community.
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Taking responsibility for change

Dog rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, and sterilisation in the greater Durban area

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Dog Size Calculator

Dog Size Calculator

The dog size calculator works as a puppy size predictor - it allows you to compute how big your dog will be once it's fully grown-up. Have you just adopted a puppy? Maybe you got a dog of a mixed-breed? Are you still wondering How big my puppy will get? Search no...

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Saving Lives: A Tale of Compassion and Determination

Saving Lives: A Tale of Compassion and Determination

Introduction In the early hours of the morning, at 4.15am, our team set out from Durban, driven by a deep sense of purpose and compassion. As we reached the dirt road leading to the farm at 7.30am, the biting cold pierced through us, with the temperature hovering at a...

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ACHIEVING HARMONY IN THE FAMILY WITH AN ADOPTED DOG

ACHIEVING HARMONY IN THE FAMILY WITH AN ADOPTED DOG

Bringing a pet into your family can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Adopting a dog not only fills your home with love but also gives a deserving dog a second chance at a happy life.

However, the initial excitement of adopting a dog can sometimes lead to unexpected challenges and disharmony with the family. In this article, we will explore how to navigate these challenges and establish a harmonious bond with your newly adopted dog.

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Our key pillars

The Betterment program

Most adult dogs that are in bad situations are unlikely to get adopted or rehomed. The reality is that the adoption rate is low, especially around mix-breed adult dogs whose backgrounds, temperaments and health are unknown. Compounding the problem is that most welfare shelters, rescue centres and foster networks are full and cannot take in any more dogs.

Mass sterilization and vaccination program

While the betterment program will ensure sterilisation of every dog it encounters in that program, the mass sterilisation and vaccination program aims are to tackle and reduce the problem of the astronomical numbers of unwanted and abandoned puppies and dogs across KZN and reduce the amount of fatal and in some cases human contractable diseases, such as rabies

Foster program

This structure deals with and serves as a lifeline for the “at risk”, abused or neglected puppies and dogs that are encountered through pillar one programs predominantly (where we can assist with requests from public and other organisations we will).

Adoption program

The obvious conclusion in the chain is to find the correct homes to match the dogs and pups being cared for through our SAFE foster Network.

RESCUE – FOSTER – ADOPT – ADVOCATE

Adopt

Adopting a dog can bring a lot of joy and create a strong bond. You are giving a new home and hope to a deserving pup, and also freeing up space for another in need. By adopting, you’re not just saving one life but two!

Foster

Fostering pets is a great way to help shelters and animals in need. It reduces shelter populations, provides pets with a home-like environment to grow, and offers foster parents the reward of love and affection from the animals.

Volunteer

Volunteers are crucial to SAFE and make a big impact on animals’ lives. There are many ways to volunteer, including working with rescue and care teams, fundraising, home checks, photography, dog training, and veterinary work.

Mass sterilization and vaccination program

the mass sterilisation and vaccination program aims are to tackle and reduce the problem of the astronomical numbers of unwanted and abandoned puppies and dogs across KZN and reduce the amount of fatal and in some cases human contractable diseases, such as rabies