The Animal Welfare Society Helderberg is a registered Non Profit Organisation. (Reg No: 002-963 N.P.O)

There are 14 paid staff members and a small team of volunteers who help with the exercising of the dogs and running of the charity shop. A house situated in 42 Reitz Street, Somerset West houses the administrative office and the charity shop, the Jumble Inn. All income generated from the shop and the biannual bazaars go directly to the running costs of the Society.

The kennels are situated in Gordon’s Bay which en devours to re home many cats & dogs.

The AWS Helderberg has a mobile clinic operating in Macassar, Eerste river, Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass. At these clinics the dogs are dipped against ticks and fleas, are dewormed, inoculated, given mange injections and the owners given advice. Stray animals are fetched and taken to the kennels where the AWS Helderberg endeavours to re-home them.

Sterilization is high on the agenda of the AWS Helderberg. The more animals we sterilize the less we have to euthanize. The animals are collected, sterilized and then taken back to their owners.