Sabina Essa, Animal Rights Activist sharing her time and love with the residents of the 9thDay center.
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‘Puppy Love’ – The 9thDay

Charmaine Booysens, a kind hearted individual who doesn’t just say she cares about the animals we share our planet with, but a person who actually devoted her life towards saving and helping them.
In January 2015, Charmaine started the 9th Day Rescue, Rehabilitation & Rehoming Centre and in April 2015the 9th Day Centre was registered as an NPC.

Charmaine started her rescue days at a local SPCA by donating goods and nessecary items. She then joined the committee and shortly thereafter became chairlady. Whilst valuable experience was gained, she still dreamed of owning her own rescue center. The dream became a reality and so The 9thDay was established. The 9th Day mainly focus on stray animals, the neglected, sick, broken souls that live in fields, walk the streets, going through rubbish bins for food. They give them the vet care they need, teach them to trust, mend their broken souls and find them forever homes. All the animals are vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped and sterilized.

Although they are not “area bound” they have been inundated with strays since the Krugersdorp SPCA closed in April 2015.  They are a pro-life rescue centre with no corporate sponsors and rely purely on donations from the public. Private vets often assist them with welfare rates due to most of the strays being in dire need of vet care. They welcome sponsors who can donate monthly towards the running costs. Currently, each month is a financial battle, and their future often appears bleak. They’re also renting their premises currently.

“It’s our dream to own our property one day, it will make our future more secure. Another dream is to have our own clinic, this will enable us to assist more animals in need. We have on average 300 animals that we care for monthly. Since our inception, we are proud to inform you that we have managed to successfully re-home ±800 animals. We are currently the only pro-life rescue organisation in the Krugersdorp and Roodepoort area that focuses mainly on stray animals.”

If you would like to support our work by making a financial contribution (once-off or monthly), our banking details are:

Account Name: The 9th Day

Bank: FNB

Account Number: 62571016825

Branch Code: 250409(Horizon)

AccountType: Cheque

Swift Code: FIRNZAJ

Contact Us: 082 924 9337 ___ 011 768 5825 ___

Founder, Charmaine Booysens with Hope


Sabina Essa, Animal Rights Activist sharing her time and love with the residents of the 9thDay center.

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