The best cage is an empty cage.
Run by a small, yet highly dedicated and experienced team of staff and volunteers, CROW assists over 3000 orphaned, injured and displaced animals every year. From mongoose, genets and monkeys to birds, reptiles and antelope, CROW represents a second chance at a free, safe and sustainable life for all wild animals in distress.OUR STORY
WHAT WE DO:
We are committed to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of orphaned, displaced and injured wildlife.
We drive out for rescue calls from anywhere in KwaZulu-Natal, for any wild animal in distress
Once the animal is at the centre, it is assessed and treated for its injuries and problems.
When the animal has completely recovered, it is released back into the wild.
We visit local schools to teach children about what we do and the importance of conservation
WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL:
The first of its kind in South Africa
Opened in 1980, we were the first wildlife rehabilitation centre to open in South Africa.
Only primate rehabilitation centre in KZN
We are the only SPCA-accredited primate rehabilitation centre in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Only fully-accredited rehabilitation centre
We are the only NSPCA and IWRC accredited rehabilitation centre in South Africa with licences to treat ALL wild animals on land and in sea.
No rescue is turned away
We treat ANY wild animal, from zebras to hadedas, no matter the size or scope, we will take it.
SEE OUR LATEST NEWS:
“Wonderful place. Wonderful staff. So good to the animals.”
“My respect for this organisation began over 50 years ago as a child growing up in Durban. Cannot praise them highly enough.”
“Absolutely wonderful staff. Their love and compassion for animals is very evident. They always go out of their way for even the smallest animals.”