About Husky Rescue

Husky Rescue Southern Africa is a non-profit organisation that specialises in the rescue and re-homing of huskies and other Nordic breeds of dogs.
With the popularity of the Siberian, Malamute and other Nordic breeds increasing over the last couple of years we have found a dramatic increase in the number of lost and abandoned dogs.

Families have seen movies like Balto and Eight Below and dog lovers are captured by the beautiful white coats and gorgeous blue eyes and puppies were purchased by the dozen.

An increase in demand results in an increase of supply and as a result irresponsible backyard breeders have flooded neighbourhoods with puppies without educating people on the very specific needs of these breeds of dogs. Families have found themselves unable or unwilling to accommodate the needs of the dogs and dogs are found roaming the streets, abandoned or even worse; abused. Hence the need for an organisation like ours.

It has become evident that people are ill-informed and ignorant to the very specific needs of the breed. To compound the issue of ignorance, back-yard breeding has increased the number of husky puppies available to the public and husky owners are purchasing pets with bad bloodlines and genetic defects.

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Our Story

Husky Rescue SA has developed a rescue program to accommodate these unwanted, abandoned and very often abused dogs. Husky Rescue SA are contacted by a member of the public or an animal welfare organisation. The dog is then taken to a veterinary clinic where he or she is treated for any illness or injuries, sterilized, vaccinated, de-wormed and micro-chipped. The dog is then placed in a foster home or at our Husky Haven until a new owner can be found.

The Support of Foster Families

The program relies very much on the support of foster families who agree to home the dog for a short period at their own cost, until a new owner has been found. HRSA have as many as 100 or more dogs in foster care at any given time. Finding a new owner is not an easy task and potential owners and their homes are screened very carefully against very specific criteria before an adoption is allowed to take place.

We rely on Donations

The organization relies on donations and small adoption fees for funding. Operating expenses are relatively high as vet bills are costly, although some of the veterinary clinics do afford non-profit discounts. If you would like to contribute as either a foster family or as financial support, please contact us.

We are a team of Passionate Volunteers

We’re a group of passionate volunteers who dedicate as much time as our busy lives possibly allow to the safe rescue, rehabilitation, fostering and re-homing of these dogs.”

Donations

100% of your donation is used towards Husky Rescue South Africa.

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Meet The Team

Joanne van Niekerk
Founder & Manager of the Haven

Email: joanne@huskyrescue.org.za
Cell: 082 851 9576

Siobhan Kelly
Manager Volunteer Services

Email: siobhan@huskyrescue.org.za
Cell: 083 399 3999

Ian Joans
Manager Volunteer Services

Email: ian@huskyrescue.org.za
Cell: 076 431 3896

Joy Holmes
Manager Volunteer Services

Email: joy@huskyrescue.org.za
Cell: 082 870 6512

Where you can find Us

Husky Haven Address

Husky Haven Directions

Find us on the map

22 Sunset Drive
Krugersdorp
Gauteng

Located in: Elandsdrift, Lanseria

25°58’19.50″S
27°53’53.30″E

From Westrand:
Ttake the N14 North, take the Lanseria offramp & turn left onto Malibongwe Drive.
Drive 1,6km. At traffic light, Turn left onto Elandsdrift Road. (To the right is R552 Fourways)
Drive 2,8km. Look out for the Nooigedacht sign, turn left onto Sunset Drive.
Drive 1km. It is the 3rd property on the left, no 22 Sunset drive.
The Husky Rescue banners will be up outside the property.

From Pretoria:
Take the N14 South, take the Lanseria offramp & turn right onto Malibongwe Drive.
Drive 1,6km. At traffic light, Turn left onto Elandsdrift Road. (To the right is R552 Fourways)
Drive 2,8km. Look out for the Nooigedacht sign, turn left onto Sunset Drive.
Drive 1km. It is the 3rd property on the left, no 22 Sunset drive.
The Husky Rescue banners will be up outside the property.

From Johannesburg:
Take the N1, take the Malibongwe Drive offramp & turn north onto Malibongwe Drive. Drive 13,6km.
Cross the N14 highway.
At traffic light, Turn left onto Elandsdrift Road. (To the right is R552 Fourways)
Drive 2,8km. Look out for the Nooigedacht sign, turn left onto Sunset Drive.
Drive 1km. It is the 3rd property on the left, no 22 Sunset drive.
The Husky Rescue banners will be up outside the property.

We believe that every dog deserves a loving home

If we can determine a dog is fit for placement and needs no care, we will release it to a new home as soon as possible. But if we see rehabilitation is necessary, we will continue to work with the long-term cases until we are happy with the results. A dog taken into our program will get loved, cared for, and trained until the adjustment is complete, and a home that matches his or her specific requirements is found. We represent the dogs, and we owe it to the Breed to preserve the integrity and reputation of the Siberian Husky, no matter how long a case may take