Once deserted, neglected or lost, a thousand happy cats have found heaven on earth.

The “lucky ones”, is how one can refer to the cat family in Cat Village – a natural garden in the East Rand that has been converted into a safe haven for a 1 000 happy cats.

Come to think of it, “heaven” is probably a better description for this unique sanctuary in Benoni, Johannesburg.  Here you will find no cages with cats awaiting their fate.  It is a happy place for animals that could so easily have been put down or neglected until they died.  

All the cats arrive here because they were lost, had to fend for themselves or because they were the result of unwanted litters. Many arrive in a malnourished and traumatized condition.

All of them are cared for with passion and love.

  • They have a human to clean,  sweep and tidy their houses.
  • They live in a natural garden fenced at the perimeters of a 5-acre property.
  • They sleep in dry, warm wooden huts which are scattered throughout the property.
  • They receive medical care when needed and food and clean water is available 24 hours a day in the form of scrumptious, soft food or dry pellets.

There is no limit as to how long the cats are kept and therefore they consider the shelter as their forever home.  

Please open your heart and help Cat Village by donating, sponsoring a cat or becoming a member.



You can also support CAT VILLAGE through the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, South Africa’s biggest community-based fundraising programme, raises over R4 million every month for schools, charities and animal welfare organisations. Every time you swipe your card at any of our partners they make a donation on your behalf to the school or cause you choose at no cost to you!