About us

April & Angus Thompson

April - "I can no longer close my eyes and ignore the desperate plight of the owners and their animals I see daily in our rural area."

Tawanda Zvirahwa - Dog Whisperer Extraordinaire!

Adrianne & Marny Cartwright

Jenni Cooper

A Note from April...

Rural Animal Care came about by chance.  I helped the occasional little dog on the road, the word spread and more and more people began waiting for me along the road, with their needy animals...we had to do something, and turned to Kamfinsa Vet and VAWZ for help at the end of 2013.

They were great and helped us treat hundreds of animals but, as the numbers kept growing, it was inevitable we'd have to start paying our own way sooner or later.  That our cases go through VAWZ is a huge concession but, along with the work we're doing - good, necessary work - our financial outlay has grown exponentially and, without help, we're in danger of being overwhelmed.

There are not many of us - Tawanda (my ex gardener and right-hand man) and I are on the ground with the animals, Angus (my long-suffering husband) provides all our logistical support and my wonderful family make up the rest of the team. My cousin, Adrianne runs our website and Facebook page and with her husband Marny, they work tirelessly at every Spay and Vaccination day. We are fortunate to have her sister (and my cousin) Jenni, keeping our accounts in order.