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Rescue abused and abandoned dogs and cats

Project name:

Animal Aware

Project purpose:

To rescue abandoned, injured, abused and mistreated dogs and cats (among other animals). To provide shelter, medical veterinary assistance, rehabilitation, spade, neuter, promote adoptions. Educational programs and fund raising events to support the project.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • teaching

  • rescuing animals in need under the "no kill policy"



Central America

average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • field research skills

  • gain a qualification and/or credit

  • practice for veterinarian students

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center


When does the project run?


accommodation included, cooking facilities, electricity, refillable drinking water, hot shower, western toilet, wifi. It is pretty basic facility located within the property and therfore is safe. Allows the volunteer to be on site, taking care of the required tasks.

How long can I stay?


  • Genuine good will to help out

  • be fluent in Spanish.

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Feed the animals, walk the dogs in groups, clean the cages and the lots, assist the vets with the esterilization cirguries and other type of medical proceedures, socialize with the animals, bring people to the shelter, tour people inside the shelter, promote the adoptions, participate organizing fund raising events, writing articles and the shelter´s letters, educational activities with the communities nearby.

Reviews & ratings



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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