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, rehome and sterilize 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, these three ladies collectively have over 30 years of experience working with animals! 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. 

Rescue Is Life aims 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

As a non-profit organization we rely heavily on our supporters for donations and various means of support and we thank you for this. Check out our donate page to see the many different ways you can help us raise money.

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.

Zoe – Female

Breed: Jack Russell Adult Size: Small Energy Level: Medium – still loves her walkies Date of Birth: +-2006 Great with other dogs

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Cloud – Female

Breed – Domestic Short Hair D.O.B – 2020

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Lady Rose (mommy cat) – Female

Breed – Domestic Short Hair D.O.B – 7 August 2021 Ready Date: 8 October 2021 Lady Rose is mommy to …

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Wylie – Male

Breed: Pitbull X Adult Size: Medium – Large Energy Level: Medium – High Date of Birth: April 2021

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Twinkles – Female

Breed: BullTerrier X Africanis Adult Size: Large Energy Level: High Date of Birth: 2020 Great with other dogs

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Digit – Male

Breed: Pitbull X Adult Size: Medium – Large Energy Level: Medium – High Date of Birth: April 2021

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Lucy Liu – Female

Breed: Africanis X Adult Size: Large Energy Level: High Date of Birth: January 2020 Great with other dogs

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Satin – Female

Breed – Domestic Short Hair D.O.B – July 2021

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Daxton – Male

Breed – Domestic Short Hair D.O.B – February 2021 +-

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Dr Doolittle – Male

Breed – Domestic Short Hair D.O.B – 7 August 2021 Ready Date: 8 October 2021

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Reed – Male

Breed: Africanis X Pitbull Adult Size: Medium – Large Energy Level: Medium – High Date of Birth: April 2021

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How Fostering Saves Lives

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Trini – Female

Breed: Pitbull Adult Size: Large Energy Level: High Date of Birth: July 2021

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Arnell – Male

Breed – Domestic Short Hair D.O.B – 7 August 2021 Ready Date: 8 October 2021

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Surdas – Male

Breed: Pittbull X Labrador Adult Size: Large Energy Level: Medium – High Date of Birth: January 2021 Special note: Surdas is blind and …

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Jip – Male

Breed – Domestic Short Hair D.O.B – 7 August 2021 Ready Date: 8 October 2021

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Yuki – Male

Breed: Husky X Shepherd Adult Size: Large Energy Level: High Date of Birth: June 2020

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Moe – Male

Breed: Pitbull X Africanis Adult Size: Medium – Large Energy Level: Medium – High Date of Birth: April 2021

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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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