Welcome to Swaziland Animal Welfare Society!

A self-funded, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals in Swaziland.

Boarding Facilities

Have peace of mind when you travel that your furry family is being well cared for. Discounted boarding rates are available to members. Please contact us for details.

Grooming Services

Our experienced staff will wash, trim, brush and deflea your best friend!

Adoptable Creatures

Come and see us to meet the waifs and strays looking for a forever home! Dogs and cats available now!

October 4 - World Animal Day - https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk

This global movement to raise the status of animals is proudly coordinated by Naturewatch Foundation.

We need your help to keep going! For more information about contributing, please visit the Donations section.

About US

SAWS (Swaziland Animal Welfare Society) is a non-profit organization run by a small committee of volunteers, with a staff of 7 for the kennels at Mbabane and Manzini. SAWS relies entirely on the generosity of the general public and various corporate donors as we don't receive any financial support from the government.

All donations go towards the dedicated aims of SAWS.

● Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

● Protection of needy Animals, including; transport, accommodation, veterinary treatment and placement into homes

● Physical wellness of Animals through clinics, training and education

At current cost levels SAWS needs to raise E1 million every year in order to survive. The average number of Animals in our Mbabane Kennels over the past year was 34/day. SAWS will spend over E190,000.00 this financial year on animal foods and over E275,000.00 on medicines & veterinary treatments. Please talk to your friends about SAWS and if you care to join us please complete an application form for membership.

We truly appreciate your valuable support!

A short video about us and what we do...


Maintenance is also always an issue. Any donations of building materials or services is always appreciated!

We need your help to keep going! For more information about contributing, please visit the Donations section.

Our Mission

Please support us in our pursuit of helping the animals of our beautiful Kingdom!


• To uphold the laws of Swaziland and specifically the Cruelty to Animals Act 43/1962.

• Provide care for needy animals, including transport, accommodation, medical treatment and placement into caring homes where possible.

• Maintain ‘Lost & Found’ and ‘Homes Wanted/ Offered’ registers.

• Promote education and awareness about animals.

• Hold rural clinics country-wide.

• Assist local authorities in animal welfare matters, eg: visit City Council pounds.

Meet Our Team

Mahbelane Dlamini Kennel man
Sam Dlamini Driver/Kennel man
Sibusiso Lokothwako Kennel man
Simon Mamba Kennel Master/Groomer

Whiskers on a cat's face


Dog's Permanent Teeth


Cats jump x thier height


Dog's heartbeat per min.

We need your help to keep going! For more information about contributing, please visit the Donations section.

Our Services

In addition to hosting neuter/spay and vaccination clinics regionally, we also offer kennel boarding services, grooming & washing services and adoption opportunities. Stop by our offices to browse our shop for collars, bits and pieces and second hand books!

For discounts on boarding, ask us about Membership!


Clean Kennels

  • Pet friendly staff
  • Safe & Secure
  • Peace of mind while you travel


Let us clean up for you!

  • Washing
  • Brushing
  • Trimming
    (Mbabane only)
  • Tick and Flea Dip

Mbabane Bookings: Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm Phone 2404 3446

Manzini Bookings: Monday - Friday: anytime Weekends: Saturday afternoons from 1pm Phone 2505 6231


Do you have room in your life for a forever friend?

  • Dogs & Puppies
  • Cats & Kittens

We need your help to keep going! For more information about contributing, please visit the Donations section.

How to Help


GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors and companies in nearly every country. Since 2002, they have helped raise more than USD 412 million from over 900,000 individuals and corporate donors and supported over 23,000 projects in 170 countries.
GlobalGiving is committed to ensuring that member non-profits are making an impact with the donations they receive, so there is a rigorous due diligence process which we are going through. Only organizations that successfully pass this process can become a member of GlobalGiving, which means that if we become a member, donors will have confidence to donate to our cause. We're in the final step of the process and this is where we need your help! To be a part of the GlobalGiving Community, we need to participate in the December Accelerator Challenge and raise a minimum of $5,000 from 40 different donors between December 3 and 31.

This is an enormous opportunity for us to increase our funding so that we can expand our reach and make a much bigger impact; help more abused, neglected and homeless animals; to provide more veterinary care; to significantly expand our spay/neuter program, and save more lives!

Any donation will help us towards meeting this goal! Being a part of GlobalGiving will change the world for the animals in Eswatini that desperately need our help. Donations start at USD 10.00 which is equivalent to SZL 140.00. If we can get SZL 140.00 from 500 of you, we can reach our goal!!

Donations can be made on the project page https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/spay-neuter-animals-in-eswatini/ (Short Link: http://goto.gg/41536) starting from December 3 (ET 12 am or SAST 7 am) to December 31.

Wishlist - the BIG Stuff

  • Renovations Mbabane Kennels E250,000.00
  • Spay/Neuter Clinic capacity 50 Neuters + 100 others for vaccinations etc E55,000.00
  • Cat Kennel Renovations Manzini E30,000.00
  • Dog food for 1 month average occupancy = 343 animal days E14,000.00
  • Printing educational materials class of 30 children E10,000.00
  • Part time teacher - Animal Care Part-time Monthly Salary + Travelling E7,500.00
  • Steam Sterilizer (Autoclave) to sterilize instruments/drapes/swabs for clinics E6,000.00

Wishlist - The little things that count!

  • Cat Squash Cage for Clinics to enable Vets to vaccinate cats E1,750.00
  • Neuter 1 dog/cat E550.00
  • Fully Vaccinate 1 dog/cat E275.00
  • Feed & care for 1 dog for a month E175.00

Bank Details - For EASY EFT!

Account name: Swaziland Animal Welfare Society
Bank: Standard Bank of Swaziland
Branch: Mbabane 663164
Account No: 9110000789871


SAWS recently launched an APPEAL for FUNDS for the rehabilitation of the Mbabane Kennels. The Appeal aims to raise a Quarter of a Million Emalangeni for very necessary reconstruction work. Members are very welcome to visit Mbabane Kennels and have a conducted tour so that first-hand experience can be gained. Very little has been spent in recent years on the fabric of the buildings. The rebuilding fund is in addition to regular fundraising for welfare of the animals.
Currently the Building Fund now stands atE290.94, with pledges of building materials once construction starts.
BUT we do have a very long way to go!!


Members receive discounts on boarding as well as peace of mind knowing that they are helping animals in need. Membership Form


Remember us in your will, help with cash or put some time into assisting with education/awareness. Share in the weekend duty roster to keep an eye on the animals (+-3 times a year) or sponsor a specific animal until we can place it in a forever home (bank details above)!

Help us with Fundraising

We have ongoing fundraising campaigns that could always use some spare hands! Help out at our annual golf day, help sell raffle tickets, lend a hand at one of our jumble and book sales or volunteer to assist with Christmas card and gift catalogue sales. Your input would be greatly appreciated!

Give us your Glass!

Don't throw away clean, clear glass! Deposit in the drums near the SAWS gate. We get a small income from Ngwenya Glass for recycling. Do your bit for the environment and help the animals at the same time.

We need your help to keep going! For more information about contributing, please visit the Donations section.

Suggested Vaccination/Sterilization Schedule

By law, pets MUST be vaccinated against rabies EVERY YEAR!
PLEASE protect your animals, livestock and neighbours!! Vaccinate Annually!

Sterilize all dogs and cats before 6 months of age!


Vaccinations 6-8 Weeks - Parvo & 5 in 1 10-12 Weeks - 5 in 1 Booster & Rabies 12 months - 5 in 1 & Rabies* *Thereafter repeat rabies ANNUALLY!


Vaccinations 6-8 Weeks - 3 in 1 10-12 Weeks - 3 in 1 Booster & Rabies 12 months - 3 in 1 & Rabies* *Thereafter repeat rabies ANNUALLY!

DEWORMING 2 Weeks before whelping - deworm pregnant bitch 6 Weeks - Pup's first deworming 6-12 Weeks Repeat every second week Thereafter every 3 months (4 times a year)
THROAT WORM In the Mbabane/Pine Valley/Ezulwini areas dogs should be checked by a Vet every 6 months
DEWORMING 6 Weeks - Kitten's first deworming 6-12 Weeks Repeat every second week Thereafter every 6 months (twice a year)

We need your help to keep going! For more information about contributing, please visit the Donations section.

Latest News

What we've been up to...



GOAL ACHEIVED!!!!! E31,016 Raised. Thank you Sponsors!

Request for sponsorships to assist us in reaching our target of R20 000.00 for SAWS.
The 16 Mile Club is an exclusive group of swimmers who take part in all 8 x 2 events at the to raise funds for numerous beneficiaries.

In order to participate, we need to raise E20,000.

Mr Chris Stapley has once again been selected to participate in the 16 Mile Charity Challenge taking place concurrently with the aQuellé Midmar Mile, the largest open water swimming event in the world. The event takes place on 9th and 10th February 2019. This year Chris will be swimming for ‘Swaziland Animal Welfare Society’ ( SAWS).

Sponsors can make payment by EFT or Direct Deposit.
The reference must be the sponsors name followed by the word ‘swim’.
Banking Details:
Account Name: Swaziland Animal Welfare Society  
Bank: Standard Bank Mbabane
Branch Code: 663.164
Account No : (91)10000789871 ( if doing an EFT some banks may not need the (91) )

Your support will be greatly appreciated.

30 NOV


By Admin Fundraising

November 30 We invite you to join us to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We are holding a Dinner in honour of this achievement at the Mountain Inn - 6:30 for 7:00.
Dress - Smart Casual, Cost E375
Dinner Includes wine on the table, entertainment, raffle and all diners will receive a gift. Tickets are available from:
SAWS Mbabane 3404-3446 saws@realnet.co.sz
SAWS Manzini 2505-6231
Rob Hussey 7622-6393 - robhussey@realnet.co.sz
Hilary Hague 7615-2661 - hacs@realnet.co.sz
We look forward to your support.

8 Dec


By Admin Fundraiser

Please join us at theMalkerns Club on Saturday 8th December! We will have our stand offering books etc.
Father Christmas will visit us, there will also be a Karate Display, Pony Rides, a Mini Dog Show - do you have the dog with the Waggiest Tail ?? (all FUN classes)

To book stall space to sell your Arts & Crafts please call Hilary 7615-2661, Andrea 7605-7893 or email hacs@realnet.co.sz


Wine for Sale

By Admin Fundraiser

CHRISTMAS Present for a FRIEND. Why not give a Twin Pack of SAWS 50th Anniversary wine this year?? One bottle each of quality Red and White Estate Wine from the Cape in every twin pack. A donation of E150.00 will help the Animals of Swaziland and solve your gift problem.

Please contact our Kennels: Mbabane 2404 3446: Manzini 2505 6231 or Rob 76226393. Delivery Free of Charge in Mbabane, Manzini, Matsapha & Ezulwini.



The SAWS Committee are working on the plans for a 50th Celebratory Gala Dinner for Friday 29th November. Full details to be announced soon.

On Saturday 8th December we will be holding our Annual Christmas Fair at MALKERNS COUNTRY CLUB. Bookings for stalls are now open.
Contact Andrea 7605-7893/Hilary 7615-2661.


Manzini Kennels has had a considerable increase in the number of cats and dogs which need homes. Unfortunately, SAWS cannot possibly find good safe homes for them all. Please be aware of the need to sterilize your pets to avoid unwanted and unnecessary births. PLEASE also discuss this with your friends and neighbours.


Don't forget about our GROOMING, BOARDING, ADOPTION services, as well as our SHOP SALES of animal accessories & including food!!


Our first 2018 Spay/Neuter Clinic was held at Ndlalambi Nazarene Primary School on 30th June, 60 dogs and 7 cats were Neutered and a further 83 dogs & cats were given a full medical check and duly vaccinated and treated. A team of 11 SVA Vets operated as well as performed the medical checks free of charge, Waterford A.W.A.R.E. students together with Joanne de Koning, SAWS staff, Committee members, Vusumnotfo staff and a few volunteers made up the balance of the team that made this our best Clinic so far. The funding for this Clinic was received via Vusumnotfo from the ‘Wild at Heart Foundation’ in the UK.

Our second Spay/Neuter Clinic was held on Saturday 11th August at Waterford School for the Mpolongeni/Sidwashini communities. This was a JVC between SAWS, SVA and Waterford School and the funds have been raised by Waterford Community Service and by SAWS via the Humane Society International (AMG-EG Trust). This clinic saw 49 animals neutered and 100 given full medicals. No reports of post-op incidents were reported) 2 adult dogs were surrendered and 7 pups. All were taken to Mbabane Kennels for re-homing.

The 3 showings of “A Street Cat named Bob” raised over E7,105.00 – thanks to all who came for their support. The 4 showings of “Darkest Hour” raised E 8,280.00. The Society received an anonymous donation for the cost of bringing the film to Swaziland. As film shows are proving to be so popular we are trying to create a ‘SAWS Cinema Nouveau’ held on a bi-monthly basis. “BEIRUT” has just been flighted and raised E6,920.00

Irregular Book Sales are held by the Mbabane Branch raise a little cash for the Society. Our Manzini Branch has a regular Jumble and Booksale outside the Pick N Pay every Wednesday, commencing at 9.00am. PLEASE support these SALES and bring unwanted clothes, jumble or books to help us raise much needed cash to keep our activities going.

The Wine Auction held at The Mountain Inn on 1st June was a great success, well attended by supporters of SAWS and wine lovers. Thanks are due to the many patrons of the Society for their help and generosity with making this event so enjoyable. We are thinking of making this an annual event. The sale raised just over E60K, SAWS is grateful for the tremendous assistance in so many different ways by the many people who helped with planning and on the night.

Our annual CORPORATE GOLF DAY (sponsored by Leites Toyota) was held at the Mbabane Golf Club on Sunday 26th AUGUST. We had a field of 16 teams (64 golfers). A good day was had by all, with all players receiving prizes thanks to generous donations from local businesses. The final figures have not yet been calculated and will be advised in our next Newsletter.


We would like to thank our generous sponsors both private and corporate for thier input and assistance. Without you we wouldn't be able to do the work we do!! Siyabonga Kakhulu!!!

While there are too many kind people to mention all of them (you KNOW who you are), we have recently (and in some cases on an ongoing basis) recieved some donations/contributions that we would like to acknowledge.


Mbabane Motors/ Foss family (new Chevrolet vehicle)

AD Enterprises for regular support and animal food!

Leites Toyota for regular financial support!

Eagles Nest for regular support and animal food!

Mountain Inn for ongoing sponsorship!

Apollo Printers for ongoing printing services!


Donation of Dog Food
We recently received a donation of 2 tonnes of ‘Monty & Me’ dog food as a result of a promotion by Farm Services, Buy & Save SPAR Group & Montego Pet Nutrition.

Build It MbabaneThanks are due to Build It Mbabane for the donation of Roofing & Cement for our cat enclosure. Broken

NetComm for sponsoring the hosting of our website!


The ‘Wild Kid’s, a group of young ladies who took a stall over the Bushfire weekend and donated 25% of their profits to SAWS which amounted to E2000.00. They are Cira & Ella McGinn and Bo & Doone Young.

Chilli Pepper Consulting for the sponsorship, design & maintenance of our website!

We need your help to keep going! For more information about contributing, please visit the Donations section.

Contact Us

If you would like to assist in our next clinic, adopt a creature or have questions, please be in touch. We would love to hear from you!