Humble Beginnings of PAW – The Dream


MatiesPAW, or Promoting Animal Welfare, started as an idea in 2006 and was brought forth to be a reality by the collaboration of the first executive committee, Sheila Herron, Crishelle Hanekom, Amanda Dodd and Bronwyn Dale.

Our society comprises of students with a love for animals and a passion to help them in any way they can. PAW remains resolute to raise awareness concerning animal related issues and to undertake projects to improve all animals’ welfare on the Stellenbosch campus. To read our mission and pledge in its full, refer to our constitution.

2008 was eventful with PAW’s founding, the recruitment of new members, fun outings to Animal Welfare, progress on the cat-spaying project and the controversial Eendrag case which brought us our debut in “Die Matie”.

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