Help them find their
forever home.

Help them find their
forever home.

Rescue

Rehabilitate

Rehome

About us.

Rescue is Life was founded in January 2019 with one goal in mind: to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome as many dogs and cats as possible within the City of Cape Town ensuring that they have as bright a future as possible! RiL was founded by Michelle Barnard, Donna Kabe-Stear and Charmaine Tong, all incredible women who have worked with animals their entire lives! The ethos at RiL is very much governed by the idea that each and every animal deserves a chance at life and so we vouch to fight for those animals to the utmost best of our ability.

RiL takes great care to work within the Cape Town community by running sterilization drives to help curb the ever-increasing animal population. We take a particular interest in the Tafelsig area where a startling majority of our animals come from. 

We aim to educate and empower pet owners to give their beloved pets the very best life they can possibly have.

How to get involved.

Rescue is Life runs entirely on a tight-knit foster based system, whereby all our animals go into warm and loving foster homes where they are socialized, taken care of and taught what it’s like to live in a home environment. 

Adopt

We ensure that each and every animal that leaves us is going to a home where we know they will be loved.

Donate

We are grateful for your continued support and anyone who feels that they can contribute to saving these lives.

Become a Foster

We believe that this structure of Rescue provides our animals with a safe, secure and loving environment.

Adopt.

We try our utmost best to ensure that each and every animal that leaves Rescue is Life is going to a home where we know they will be loved, cared for and where they will be happy! We do this through an application based process whereby potential adopters can fill out an application form and send it back to us.

Pringle – Male

Pringle is an absolute fireball. He is full of energy and spunk. He’s a fun and loving little boy with …

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Helena – Female

Helena is a little shy but once she gets to know you she is a fireball of a kitten. She …

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Wiggy – Male

Wiggy is an affectionate little guy who purrs like a machine. He’s super active and adventurous. Great with other cats …

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Tangelo – Female

Tangelo is a shy girl having been rescued as an older kitten – she’s really come out of her shell …

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Plumeria – Female

Plumeria is an extremely affectionate little girl with an exquisite face! She wants nothing more than to cuddle up closely …

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Coach – Male

Coach is a gorgeous boy who has an inquisitive personality and loves to run around! He loves head scratches and …

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Kuzko – Male

Breed: Labrador X Africanis Mix Adult Size: Medium – Large Energy Level: Medium/High

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Delage – Female

Delage was rescued as an 8 week old kitten and feral having never interacted with humans. She has come along …

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Luke – Male

Breed: Mixed Adult Size: Medium – Large Energy Level: Medium – High

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Gooseberry – Male

Gooseberry, or affectionately known as “Goose”, has been waiting a long time for his turn at a forever home. This …

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Sharky – Male

Breed: Mixed Adult Size: Medium Energy Level: Medium Great with other dogs!

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Jolteon – Male

This affectionate baby is the biggest puddle of love there ever has been. Jolteon loves his snuggle time and face …

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Lysander – Male

Lysander is a confident little boy who loves to explore his surroundings and play with whatever is available to be …

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Penra – Female

Penra is such a sweet and gentle little soul. She loves her playtime and cuddle time equally. This beautiful girl …

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Koko – Male

Koko is the sweetest little man with lots of energy! He loves to run around, chase toys and especially hang …

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Conus – Male

Conus is the last of his litter still looking for his puurfect forever home. He is the friendliest little boy, …

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Mandarin- Female

Mandarin is also a little shy but oh too sweet once she gets to know you. She’s a pretty little …

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Tiffany – Female

Tiffany is a sweet grey and white girl who just loves to cuddle and snuggle. She’s a gentle girl and …

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Chicha – Female

Breed: Mixed Adult Size: Medium – Large Energy Level: Medium

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Sally – Female

Sally is a sweet ginger girl who is just so friendly! She’s great with dogs and kids. She just wants …

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Nihil – Male

Breed: Mixed Adult Size: Medium – Large Energy Level: Medium

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Dip – Male

Dip is an incredibly special young man. He was rescued from a tough situation where he was feral. He’s been …

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Together we can do so much more!

Since opening our doors in January 2019 we have rescued and rehomed well over 1000 cats and dogs and we will always continue our fight for our furry friends.  All our wonderful foster parents give up their time, energy, love and open up their homes to our rescues so in turn we ensure that all the animal’s costs are on us while in foster care – this includes vaccinations, food, litter, and vet visits.

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