Foster a Cat

Foster an animal in need

CAAA does not have a shelter where we can house animals. Instead we rely on fostering.

Would you like to foster cats or kittens for CAAA? We need you!

If you can help please contact Sura on 072 068 0884 or email here

Help Needed

Currently care is being provided for approximately 320 stray and abandoned animals in the Cape Town area including Brooklyn, Paarden Eiland, Willowbridge, Durbanville, Cape Gate, Cape Town International Airport, Epping and near Fisantekraal. Most of the animals are cats but we also provide help for dogs. Our work includes trapping, testing for feline AIDS and feline leukemia, neutering, and then returning and providing a feeding program.

Pensioners also receive help with feeding and care for their animals in these areas, where possible.

To see how you can help please see our Wish List by clicking here.

Meat Free Mondays

Sir Paul McCartney - "A lot of people go to the gym on a Monday. With Meat Free Mondays it's a bit like going to the gym but with the added advantage of protecting the planet"

18% of climate change is produced by factory farming methods, plus the clearing of the Amazon forest to feed the animals we eat. 10 kg’s of soy and grain gives us ONE kg of meat. Half of the grain produced world wide doesn’t go to humans, it goes to feeding animals in the production of meat.

Meat Free Mondays

Support Meat Free Mondays

Actress and popular RSG radio presenter Christine Wessels fully supports the Meat Free Mondays campaign.

Meat is now the single largest source of animal protein in all affluent nations and demand for animal flesh is expected to more than double by the year 2050. In order to meet this growing appetite, animals will no doubt be reared more intensively and cheaply with factory farming and aquaculture (fish farming) causing further pollution, water and land usage. If nothing is done, the environmental impact of meat production can only increase.

Diet is an important tool in working to achieve environmental sustainability. Meat Free Mondays are an easy way to lower your own environmental impact and help ensure worldwide food security.

Lower your own environmental impact

Claire Johnston of Mango Groove fame, now with a successful solo career, and her entrepreneur husband John Leyden, both support the Meat Free Monday campaign.

Albertus van Dijk

Astrologer Albertus van Dijk, has a great love for animals and sees the connectedness of all living things. He has been sharing his green spot in the universe with his beloved animals for many years and he is a supporter of Meat Free Mondays. Hear Albertus every Sunday night offering an "Alternative View" on the future, the past and the present and where we stand in that cosmic cycle on Radio 702 and Cape Talk.
Turning a single chicken into meat at the abattoir takes an estimated 14 litres of water. Multiply this figure by the number of chickens slaughtered annually in South Africa (761 million). The water that drains away from chicken abattoirs is 10.6 billion litres annually - or 29 million daily. This figure does not include the water required to rear the chickens or to grow the crops to feed them. It is simply the processing of the chicken.

Current annual slaughter figures and the amount of water required to convert these ‘food animals’ into carcasses, are shown in the table below.

The water figures do not include the water used to grow the crops to feed these animals, nor the water required by them to grow to slaughter weight.

Animal Number p.a Water per slaughter animal Total Water (litres)
Chicken 761 million 14 litres 10.6 billion
Pigs 2.1 million 3000 litres* 6.3 billion
Cattle 2.2 million 9000 litres* 19.8 billion
Sheep 5.5 million 2500 litres* 13.7 billion
Totals 770 million          50 billion

Figures supplied by SA Poultry Association, SA Pork Producer’s Organisation, Red Meat Levy Association. * Compassion in World Farming estimates.

Annually, an estimated 50 billion litres of bloody water goes down the drain in order to sustain current levels of meat consumption in SA. This is double the yearly amount of drinking water for the total SA population.

Government policy is to supply poor households with 6 000 litres of free water per month. If we were to save just 15% of total water used to convert animals into meat at the abattoir, then 104 000 households could be provided with all their water needs for one year. Water information used with kind permission of Humane Education Trust / Compassion in World Farming SA.

South Africa’s demand for water will exceed possible supply by 2025.

In order to clearly illustrate the difference, a MEAT FREE MONDAY will indirectly use 136 litres of water a day, compared to a meat day, which will indirectly use 18184 litres a day.- Rhodes University Lecturer: Carla Tsampiras


The cat above is one of the unfortunates who had been awfully abused, and has been cared for by the volunteers of Capetonians Against Animal Abuse for many years.

Banking Details

Capetonians Against
Animal Abuse

Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Bayside Branch
Branch No: 022209
Account Type: Cheque
Account No: 271 233 974

To make direct payments for our vet bills please use banking details below.

Durbanville Animal Hospital
Bank: Nedbank
Branch No: 103 710
Account Type: Current
Account No: 103 703 1555
Reference: 16546 + your name

Please remember to send us notice of your payment.