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THE STORY:

We are 4 friends who got together to do what we can for the animals in the poor, violent township of Blikkiesdorp (direct translation Tincantown) in Cape Town, South Africa. Further to that we work closely with those who have domestic animals on how to care for the animals in their care. We also focus on feeding the human residents in return for their cooperation in giving us access to their animals.

We initially started the project from our own funds but very quickly realised how great the need is. Since then, we rely on family, friends and strangers to help us in any which way they can.


Blikkiesdorp was built by the City of Cape Town in 2007 by then Mayor Helen Zille. It contains approximately 1,600 one room structures.

Blikkiesdorp is regarded as unsafe and it has become well known for its high crime rate, its substandard living conditions, and its extremely hot or cold, windy and sandy living environment. Residents have been reported to be suffering from depression. It has also been compared to a concentration camp by residents and in national and international media.

NGOs, international human rights organisations, and the Anti-Eviction Campaign have publicly criticised the conditions in Blikkiesdorp and how they say it is used to reinforce the eviction of poor families. Residents have also threatened to burn down Blikkiesdorp because of the bad conditions in the settlement. It has been called a dumping ground for unwanted and or homeless people from all over Cape Town.


For more information, you are welcome to either email us on misterina@yahoo.com or you can follow us on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/TinCanTown

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