African Tails is an animal welfare organization based in the Western Cape. We are unique in that our key focus areas and modus operandi differ significantly from other welfare organizations. African Tails has always recognized the need to address the cause, rather than the symptoms, of the dire state of the animals living in Cape Town’s informal settlements. With this in mind, African Tails funds and implements active sterilization and education programs within these settlements. We believe that ongoing sterilization programs will be the long term solution and offer benefits and relief to other welfare organizations. Since 2008, African Tails has sterilized a total of 7000 dogs, with 1800 in 2013 alone. In order to effectively do this work we rely heavily on donations from the public and organizations like the NSP.