About Us

Hermanus Animal Welfare Society

HAWS located at 4 Steenbras Street, Industria, Hermanus – has been in existence since 1983, when the property was generously donated to HAWS which enabled us to provide vital care and services for animals within the communities of Hermanus, Mount Pleasant, Zwelihle, Fisherhaven and Hawston.

From humble beginnings of just a few kennels, HAWS now have their own cattery, kennels and an animal welfare clinic at these premises.  In addition, we also operate two charity retails shops, one of which is located in the CBD and the other at the Gateway centre.  

These two shops generate the bulk of the income for HAWS. HAWS receives no financial support or assistance from any Government Department and is funded solely through its own fundraising efforts.


Dog and Cat

Adoptions this year

Dog and Cat

Sterilisations this year

Dog and Cat

Vaccines this year


Rescues this year

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Here are Darcy and Dash, happily getting some cuddle time with their foster family. If you would like to adopt these little sweeties then call Amanda 028 312 1281

The Hermanus Animal Welfare Society cares for sick, abused, abandoned and lost cats and dogs.

Few steps for a new home


Choose a pet

You pick the Cat or Dog you like.

Meet us

You will meet us and we'll give out some advice.

Fill the adoption form

There will be some paperwork to fill in.

Let your pet get used to a new family

Take your new bestie home and get familiar to the surroundings.