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 Lady

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 24th July 2017

Meet Lady. She is 3 years old and sterilised. Must be an only dog.  …

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Meet Marmite

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 20th July 2017

Meet Marmite, a beautiful doggy looking for a home. Adopt This Orphan Support D.A.R.T.

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Meet Biscuit

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 17th July 2017

Meet Biscuit, a 7 weeks old female puppy available for adoption. Adopt This Orphan Support…

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Meet Shadow

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 17th July 2017

Meet Shadow, a 7 weeks old female puppy available for adoption. Adopt This Orphan Support…

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Meet Bolt

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 14th July 2017

Meet Bolt, a 4 year old Maltese Poodle who is looking for a forever home.…

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Meet Snowy

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 14th July 2017

Snowy the female Husky is 2 years old and still needs to be sterilised. Adopt…

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Meet Holly

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 14th July 2017

Holly is a 3-year-old female Toy Pomeranian, not sterilised yet. Adopt This Orphan Support D.A.R.T.

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Meet Faith

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 14th July 2017

This is Faith. She is a 3.5 years old female small breed dog. The sad…

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Meet Kissy

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 14th July 2017

Kissy is an 8-year-old female Fox Terrier cross. She has been sterilised and vaccinated. She…

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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 Pinky

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 20th July 2017

Meet Pinky, who has been adopted into a loving forever home! Support D.A.R.T.

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Meet Cola

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 17th July 2017

**Update** This beautiful doggy has been adopted!. Support D.A.R.T.

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Meet Josh

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 14th July 2017

This beautiful boy Josh was finally adopted! He is such a gorgeous dog and so…

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Meet Floki

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 14th July 2017

**UPDATE** This beautiful boy has been adopted! This is Floki and he is only 3…

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Meet Chrystal & Phoebe

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 14th July 2017

**UPDATE** – These two beautiful dogs have been adopted into loving homes! This is Chrystal…

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Meet Patsie

By Daisy Animal Rescue | 14th July 2017

**UPDATE** Patsie has found her forever home! This is Patsie, a 6-year-old female Pekinese. She…

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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