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.


Chairperson's report 2012-13

We faced many challenges during the past 12 months. The majority of objectives that were set have been achieved.

The main objective operating a fully-fledged clinic on the premises was the highlight of my term by far. We have been in operation for 4 months now and have only received praise and admiration from clients, as well as vets employed there, for this state of the art facility. Welfare clients, who earn R6000 and less per household, may have their animals treated here at a discounted rate. The clinics success will be measured over a period of approximately 12 months. I am optimistic that this facility will become a major role-player in the long term sustainability as well as longevity of the welfare.

SMS Donations You Can Contribute

SMS "Donate HAWS" to 48748 and R10.00 will go to Hermanus Animal Welfare Society

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Sponsor our Golf Day 15 August 2013

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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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