Daisy Animal Rescue Trust

Animal Rescue, Fostering, and Pet Adoption

Our Mission Statement

To rescue, rehabilitate and re-home neglected and abused animals.

Our Vision

To bring neglected and abused animals back to heath, both mentally and physically and to place them in loving homes for life.

We aim to achieve this vision by:

  • Providing the best care possible for those animals in need.
  • Promoting good animal welfare and responsible pet ownership by providing support, guidance and education to members of the public.
  • Raising overall standards of animal welfare in and around our communities and to be of assistance and to continue working hand in hand with other animal welfare organisations.

Our Values

  • We aim to provide advice, support and guidance for pet owners and increase the public's awareness of its responsibility towards animals in society.
  • We aim to find the right home for every animal in our care.
  • We endeavour to support anyone who needs help in caring for their pets.
  • We believe the emotional and physical well-being of every animal we rehabilitate is paramount.
  • We are proud of our non-judgmental and compassionate approach.
  • We value our volunteers, support staff and our public donors.
  • We pride ourselves on being open, honest, and highly committed in every aspect of our work.

Who We Are

D.A.R.T. was founded by Cheryl-Lyn Potgieter in 2015.

Cheryl-Lyn works tirelessly inside and outside of our community and informal settlements, combatting animal neglect and abuse, rescuing animals from the most horrific conditions day and night, 7 days a week, rehabilitating and re-homing, and all of this with her dwindling personal funds and donations from the public.

To this end, even her own private space is completely filled up with severe cases of abuse and neglect.

She is also called when deceased animals are found alongside roads and she will collect them and take them to a vet for possible identification.

She also, in consultation with our veterinarians, makes the heart rendering decision as to which animals are too far gone and need to be euthanased.

In her quest to help animals, Cheryl-Lyn has been bitten (most recently in the face), electrocuted when scaling a wall to help a stuck puppy, chased down by dogs, escorted into Du Noon by the SAPS or Law Enforcement to retrieve severe cases of neglect, tracked dogs for hours waiting for them to tire themselves out before she can “catch” them.

Daisy Animal Rescue Trust Pet Rescue and Adoption

Adopt a Pet

Here at Daisy Animal Rescue Trust we have an influx of unwanted and abandoned animals that desperately need your help.

These innocent animals have no idea what is happening to them, and if there is an army of unfeeling and uncaring people out there, then ranged on the other side is another army - an army of compassionate, caring, and generous people who are willing to open their hearts and homes to these wonderful creatures.

Please help us win this war by adopting your next pet.

Meet Rocky

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 19th February 2018

Rocky is a 2yrs old male Pitbull. He currently lives with two small Jack Russells.…

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Meet Jessica

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 14th February 2018

Meet Jessica. Female Staffie, spayed. She adores human affection. She is not yet socialised and…

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Meet Titan

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 11th February 2018

Titan is a 2yr old German Shepherd has a beautiful nature, loves children, water, very…

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Meet Beeno

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 11th February 2018

This is beautiful Beeno. He has now been neutered, all his vaccinations are up to…

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Meet Bradley

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 11th February 2018

This is little Bradley. He is 8 weeks old and he has the most amazing…

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Meet Lilly

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 11th February 2018

Lilly is a Swiss Shepherd and is approx. 4yrs old. She is loving, playful, loves…

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Meet Teddi

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 5th February 2018

Meet Teddi. Teddi is a 4 year old sterilised female mix breed. She has the…

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Meet Domino

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 2nd February 2018

Meet Domino Domino is about a year old, is socialised with other dogs and loves…

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Meet Cupcake

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 2nd February 2018

Meet Cupcake. Cupcake is about a year old she and we suspect she is a…

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Are you Available to Foster a Pet?

Please let us know if you are willing to open your home to an animal in need, while we try and find it's forever home.

Support D.A.R.T.

Daisy Animal Rescue Trust is a non-profit organisation, and needs your help and generosity to keep up the good fight.

Whether it be food or money, blankets or your time, every little bit helps.

Please click the button below to learn more, or to make an online donation via our secure payment portal.

We Need Your Help

We desperately need new premises to house all the unwanted animals we have.

It will have to be a smallholding to meet the necessary requirements.

Keep an eye on our progress towards our target of R4'000'000 to achieve our dream.


Our Success Stories

At Daisy Animal Rescue Trust we never euthanise our strays. Ever!

So every time one of our orphans is adopted, it's a small and heartfelt victory in our fight against animal abuse and neglect.

Read all the wonderful stories about abandoned animals that have been adopted into warm and loving forever-homes!

Meet Linkin

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 3rd February 2018

**Update** Linkin has been adopted. Meet Linkin. Linkin is a male pedigree German Shepherd. He…

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Meet Batman

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 24th January 2018

**UPDATE** This cutie pie has been adopted Adopt 🐈 Me World, meet Batman! This little…

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Meet Harley

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 12th December 2017

**UPDATE** Harley has been adopted. Meet Harley. We are in urgent need of a home…

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Meet Trix

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 12th December 2017

**UPDATE** Trix has been adopted Meet Trix. We are in urgent need of a home…

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Meet Cleo

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 12th December 2017

**UPDATE** Cleo has been adopted. Meet Cleo. We are in urgent need of a home…

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Meet Diaz and Lu

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 12th December 2017

**UPDATE** These two Kitties have been adopted. Meet Diaz and Lu. Two female cats (approx.…

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Report Abuse

Cruelty towards animals, neglect, and abandonment are the harsh realities Daisy Animal Rescue Trust has to face on a daily basis.

Unforunately, we can't be everywhere all the time, and we need your help to report animal abuse or neglect if you see it happening in your neighbourhood

All tips are treated as highly confidential, and we work closely with the SPCA and the South African Police to ensure that the process is at all times professional and conducted within the law.

Contact D.A.R.T.

Contact Daisy Animal Rescue Trust for all general enquiries.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Contact Details

082 770 2667