Megs Mutts Rescue is a pro life no kill organisation,our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home domestic animals, as well as provide services to local communities.Our first rescue took place 15 years ago and we have been going strong ever since .
As a pro life registered organisation, we rely on the support of caring individuals to assist us in fulfilling our mission which is providing intervention, education, medical assistance , fostering and re homing of animals .
We assist animals in and around the Cape Flats settlements as well as the Bonnie Toun settlement where we also provide assistance with the container school and feeding scheme and have recently paired with and act as a conduit between other bigger organisations and community members to help rebuild homes and uplift the community.
We are also assisted by the PDSA hospital that handles all our medical care,we assist them with re homing and we often join forces for events .
We have as little as 15 and as many as 30 dogs in our care at any given time ,3 resident cats and a pig called Sarah.We have a special needs dog named Oscar that has been featured in the You magazine as well as Animal zone for his miraculous recovery from swimmer puppy syndrome .
We are always in need of fosters as we do not have kenneling facilities so drop us a line if you can offer a furry a temporary home .
When considering a new addition to your family, be honest with yourself and carefully consider your daily schedule and your lifestyle. Adoption is a lifetime commitment (+-15yrs) that requires careful consideration and planning.
Do you have the time, finances and planning for both short term & long term?
Have you considered where you’ll be living in the future (think 2 yrs, 5 yrs and 10 yrs ahead), can you accommodate your furry family member when you move, if you plan on travelling etc? If you’re leasing, you are expected to have written consent that your body corporate or landlord allow pets on the property.
Puppies require plenty of training, socialization and supervision in order to be well-adjusted adult dogs. Do you have the time and finances for this? Puppies and rescue dogs require house training, positive obedience training and regular medical attention. An older animal may already have some basic skills and may not be so demanding of your every minute, yet consider dogs and cats can live happy, healthy lives right into their teenage years. Dogs and cats require regular veterinary check-ups, some require special nutrition or emergency care.
Are you a busy person who is rarely at home? Perhaps a high energy dog or very young puppy who requires attention around the clock, socialization and training is not the right match for you.
Tiny kittens also require a watchful eye 24/7, so if you’re out and about a lot, perhaps an adolescent or adult cat is a better fit for you.
Be realistic! Don’t get a dog because you want to start jogging in the new year, impulse decisions can result in adopting for the wrong reasons. Dogs and cats who are bored and whose daily needs cannot be met may resort to problematic behaviours.
All animals love toys, so donate any old or new pet toys to keep those homeless dogs and cats entertained and happy.
The biggest chunk of any shelter’s budget is spent on food, especially if there are many animals in the shelter. Donate pet food or treats to make a difference.
You don’t have to donate pet food specifically; you can also donate things like peanut butter, canned tuna, hot dogs, fresh vegetables, etc. Even meat-based baby food
Towels are a good thing to donate because they can be used both for cleaning and bedding. They are also often used to line the bottoms of the cages. Blankets are needed for bedding and to keep the animals warm when necessary.
These items don’t have to be in perfect condition, so any old blankets or towels will do just fine, as long as they are usable
Animals in shelters must be groomed often to stay healthy and beautiful.There are many grooming products you can donate, such as shampoos, combs, brushes, nail clippers, hair cutting scissors, etc.
Shelter dogs need to be walked often to keep them in shape physically. Donate collars, leashes and harnesses to make this possible. Whether they are used or new, they will certainly come in handy.
CRATES AND CARRIERS
Crates and carriers can be expensive, so donate your old ones that are in good condition or buy a new one to donate. This can help tremendously since every shelter needs multiple crates and carriers to transport animals.
FOOD AND WATER BOWLS
We always need new food bowls to put out food for all the hungry animals they feed. Same goes for water bowls.
TICK AND FLEA TREATMENTS
Animals that end up in rescue shelters often have fleas or ticks and require treatment. This has to be done as soon as they are admitted to prevent further infections, which means that shelters always need flea and tick treatment products.
Dogs that end up in shelters are often not house trained.That can lead to many accidents, and things like pee pads or indoor toilets can help keep them to a minimum.
We also need litter boxes and litter bags. While these are mostly used by cats, dogs can also be trained to use them.
If you had a puppy or a kitten that is all grown up now, you can donate nursing bottles .
Anything related to Maintenance is also needed such as paint, wood ,brushes,screws,nails,plastic sheeting and containers.
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