About us

Fur-Get-Me-Knot is a non-profit organisation (NPO) formally founded in November 2018, but the existing team has been operating since June 2014. Our team is a small group of volunteers who rely on donations to do our work in the Westlake community of Cape Town, South Africa. We are supported by various other Non-Profit Organisations as well as the general public.

Our main mission is to assist the animals of Westlake. We focus mainly on the dogs and cats that suffer from abuse, burns, parasites, starvation, dogfighting, neglect, and over breeding. During 2018, we have sterilised 46 dogs and 22 cats as well as vaccinated 201 dogs and 75 cats.

The support we provide:

Education

We strive to improve the quality of life for animals in the area that we operate by educating their owners on the correct care, of feeding and making water available and health care (including de-worming, dipping against ticks/fleas, vaccinating and sterilising).

Medical Assistance

We dress wounds, take animals to vets where needed, tend to fly eaten raw ears, etc.

Intervention

We report neglect and cruelty to the Inspectorates for them to act on it. As volunteers, we do not have the authority to remove an animal without the owner’s consent and signing of a surrender form.

Providing Food and Shelter

We feed the animals on a weekly basis. We also collect and distribute donated items such as kennels, blankets, bowls, leads, collars, and similar items to sterilised dogs and cats.

Sterilisation

We have done a census of the animal population and have achieved about an 85% sterilisation of cats and 80% of dogs which is remarkable. Unfortunately, animals do come and go so it is forever fluctuating.

Building Trust / Making a Difference

Through educating and working with the owners over 3 years or so via our previous affiliation to another Non-Profit Organisation, we have won their trust and we now have them phoning/texting us when they need help, which is just wonderful. It is a fulfilling job in many ways, as we see the value of our input, and most of the animals just love us (and the food). On the other hand, it is sometimes hard to see sadness and neglect – but it is lessening with our help, and we can only hope to continue making that small difference to these creatures.

NPO DETAILS:

NPO Number: 222-361 NPO
NPO Certificate: Download

DONATE:

Account Name: Fur-Get-Me-Knot
Account Number: 1186370025
Bank Name: Nedbank
Branch Code: 10110900
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ
Reference: Your initials and surname

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DONATE TO OUR VET ACCOUNT:

Account Name: Steenberg Veterinary Clinic
Account Number: 1186050063
Bank Name: Nedbank
Branch Code: 11860200
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ
Reference: FGMK - Your initials and surname

MEMBERSHIP:

Fur-Get-Me-Knot is a member of the Cape Animal Welfare Forum (CAWF).

Cape Animal Welfare Forum (CAWF)

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