Paws-A-While Adoption Fairs

Paws-A-While Animal Adoptions Fairs are held regularly to create spaces in which the public can view and get to know animals which are up for adoption at CAWF member organisation shelters or in foster care.

Each Paws-A-While event is held in different regions of the Cape Metropole and is supported by the City of Cape Town.

CAWF members come together for the love of animals, raise funds from their charity stalls, and interact with the public for the day, all while setting up home checks for their gorgeous animals to find new homes!

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World Animal Day 2021

4 October 2021

The PAWS-A-WHILE ADOPTION FAIR, supporting the members of the Cape Animal Welfare Forum (CAWF), held a wonderful fundraising market and dog show in De Waal Park, Cape Town on Sunday 3 October to honour World Animal Day.

Over 20 animal welfare organisations, who are all members of CAWF, got together under the cloudy shadow of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain to promote the adoption of animals and to raise funds for their work.

Hundreds of dogs spent the day socialising and meeting potential new parents, or playing with their families, while others strutted their stuff in the fun and funky dog show.