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

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.

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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Pyper – Female

Pyper is a darling calico queen. She was found when she was two days old with her sister, Paige. The …

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Rogue – Female

Breed: Mix Adult Size: Medium to Large Energy Level: Medium

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Nibbles – Male

Breed: Pitbull x Boerboel Adult Size: Large Energy Level: Medium

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Tempest – Female

Tempest is a sweet mommy cat who was found just off of Wynberg main road alongside her two babies. Now …

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Tassi – Female

Breed: Wirehair Terrier Mix Adult Size: Medium Energy Level: Medium

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Pyro – Male

Breed: Mix Adult Size: Medium to Large Energy Level: Medium

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Brogan – Male

Brogan is an absolute heart throb. He not only has the sweetest nature where he wants to snuggle up to …

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Storm – Female

Breed: Mix Adult Size: Medium to Large Energy Level: Medium

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Snape – Male

Snape is a small ball of energy! He is big into his playtime with his brother, Albus. He’s a little …

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Laurel- Female

Laurel is also from our “L” litter. She was surrendered along with her siblings as part of our “Last Litter …

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Paige – Female

Paige is a sweet little girl. She was found when she was two days old with her sister, Pyper. The …

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Peggy – Female

Peggy is our gorgeous Calico Princess. She loves to play with her kitty friends and cuddle up with foster mom …

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Leari – Female

Leari is a sweet calico girl. She absolutely loves to cuddle up with her favourite human and her best kitty …

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Landon – Male

Landon is a sweetheart of note. He is a gentle little boy who loves playing with his feline friends. He …

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Lola – Female

Lola is a young adult kitty of about 1-2 years old. She was surrendered when she fell pregnant and safely …

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Jubi – Female

Breed: Mix Adult Size: Medium to Large Energy Level: Medium

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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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Callie – Female

Callie is an absolute heartthrob of a kitten. She has the most stunning personality. Callie loves to cuddle and snuggle …

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Mystique – Female

Breed: Mix Adult Size: Medium to Large Energy Level: Medium

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Oscar – Male

Oscar is a young adult boy of about a year old. He is just too sweet and loves to cuddle …

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Roxy – Female

Breed: Pitbull x Boerboel Adult Size: Large Energy Level: Medium

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Honda – Male

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

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Rags – Female

Rags is very inquisitive and confident. Always the first the have a look at something new. She is very loving …

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Leonard – Male

Leonard, from our “L” litter is a super cute and happy little boy who will make any family happy. He’s …

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Albus – Male

Albus is a small ball of energy! He is big into his playtime with his brother, Snape. He’s a little …

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Primrose – Female

Primrose is a lovely kitty! She is just as cute as a button! Primrose is very inquisitive so she likes …

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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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