Contact HAWS


Tel: 028 312 1281
Mobile: 076 963 2092

4 Steenbras Road

Charity Shop

Mitchell Street
Tel: 028 312 1800 




Can you believe it we have been helping the lost, sick and abused animals of Hermanus for the past 45 years. Improvements have been taking place each year but in the last 6 months we have taken a big leap forward and exciting changes have been happening.

The society was founded in 1969 by Lynne Penver and friends Majorie Wallace, Maureen Poole and Tiny Cloete. They realized even then that there was a need to provide care for neglected, lost and sick animals. Initially they cared for the animals in their own homes, paying the costs themselves.



Hermanus Animal Welfare operates on two sites. The one is the kennel complex in Steenbras Street in the industrial area, where all our animals are kept. The second is the welfare charity shop in Mitchell Street in central Hermanus.  At the kennels there are eight permanent members of staff headed by Coenie Boonzaaier, our kennel master. In addition, volunteers come in on a daily basis to care for the cats and dogs. Our work consists mainly in responding to reports of animal abuse and looking after starving, maltreated, abandoned and sick animals and rehoming them.  A dipping and anti-parasite service is also provided at the kennels for a nominal fee.


Copper Coin Collection

The Hermanus Animal Welfare Society (HAWS), in conjunction with the Hermanus Times, are calling on everybody in Hermanus to become” copper droppers” in aid of the welfare society.

Most people end up with copper coins in their purses which become heavy and virtually useless to them, but to HAWS it can very quickly add up to a large amount of money.

Copper Coin Collection You Can Contribute

Become a "copper dropper" - here's how you can help HAWS.

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Sponsor our Golf Day 07 August 2015

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Support Our Cause Buy A T-Shirt

For R150.00 you can buy a FAB T-Shirt with a special/fun/funky saying and support our cause.

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Volunteer Your Time or Donate

If you are able to voluteer some precious time to HAWS we would love to hear from you .

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