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And make your life better.

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friend from us.

Yona when rescued

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Yona, 9 month later - Home!


like we do?

In Tanzania, rabies claims the lives
of about 1,500 humans per year

We are going to change this

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Don't let them suffer

Open your heart and home
to a friend for life

Safari when rescued

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Save a life

And make your life better.

Safari 3 month later


By adopting one of our shelter dogs or cats you save a homeless animal and help us in our goal of giving these beautiful creatures a good and happy life.


Sponsoring a dog give you the chance to provide the necessary funding to shelter and rehabilitate for a dog of your choice.

As we rely 100% on donations, your support is needed to keep our spay / neuter and vaccination campaigns running. Without your help we can’t help.


Are you interested in “hands on” help or trying to gain work experience abroad? Please contact us for details on how you can be part of this program.

Recent News

The headlines of the news are fully concentrated on one subject at the moment: Corona of course! And I feel that it is the time to share with you how it is affecting us at Mbwa Wa Africa.

I don’t want to complain. We are committed to be here for our animals and we don’t want it any other way.
But, also we have our limits.
So the first thing I want to say:

Yes, these are scary times for everybody, but please don’t forget about the furry friends who are totally dependent on you and were always loyal and faithful: your pets!

We can understand that people want to or even have to be in their countries of origin. Many of them made precautions that their animals will be looked after and I’m sure most people are worried about their well being and leave them behind with heavy hearts.
However, in the last two weeks we have got dozens of inquires as to if we can take pet dogs and cats into the shelter from people who were leaving rather suddenly.

Of course we would love to help, but we really just don’t have the capacity to take more animals in at the moment, so please don’t rely on us.

To clarify our situation: all but one of our volunteers left the country. In case that the Corona situation is getting worse, also our staff will stay home. So it is basically, Birgit and I, Sandra with the help of Cora and sometimes Esme who will take care of 40 dogs and 8 cats, of which 10 dogs + 2 cats are handicapped or paralyzed. We have only 6 dog- and 1 cat kennel, so our rescues are living in groups and it isn’t always easy to add a new dog to the pack. We want them to live the happiest life possible and will continue to walk and give them attention as much as we can.
At the same time, we try to minimize our social contacts and interactions. So except for possible adopters, we are closed to the public. But that is another big problem we face, nobody is adopting in these uncertain days. The dogs which were supposed to move aboard can’t fly right now, no space for rescues in need is opening up.

Again, I don’t want to wail about the circumstances or the amount of work – we love what we do!
We just ask for your understanding and your ongoing commitment to your pets!

Thank you all, stay safe and positive!

The Mbwa Wa Africa Team
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Can you believe it?!

This gorgeous, cuddly, friendly, playful, social and super sweet kitty is sitting in a shelter and waiting for somebody to fall in love with her <3

Fedha (silver) was a street kitten before she found her way to us and would also love to share her home with one of her friends 😉

Would you know a forever! home for this beautiful little fur-ball?
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First walks!

It is always amazing to - literally - watch our rescues to do the next big step on their way which will hopefully lead one day to a happy adoption!

Our little once so terrified Gulliver is now joining the queen of the shelter Taji in her wheelchair and his girl friends Belle and Okoa on the walks. He is torn between being spooked and cautious but overall is enjoying this new experience very much!

Giselle is trying out Akilis wheelchair these days. She slowly has to learn to use it and it clearly is much more difficult for her than it looks like, but finally she can sniff the flowers (well yes, it's more the scrubs she is interested in ;-)) again!
And she finally can stay with the other dogs - in the last pictures you can witness the first contact 🙂

Well done so far 🙂
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*** URGENT!!!***

Without their own fault, super friendly Sandy and Zuko are looking for a new family! They are 4 years old, neutered and healthy, good around dogs as well!

Here is what their owner has to tell about them:
"Both cats love people.
Zuko the black male is overly affectionate and will climb on you to sleep and rest, licking you and a little needy like he was taken from him mother too early. Very friendly and confident.
Sandy is a little shyer but once she gets to know you has a soft nature and extremely gentle.
They are both playful and love to be together - always snuggling up to sleep together"

Please, if you want to give them a loving home and want to be paid back by as much love as a cat can give, contact the owner +447858186688 (Whatsapp only)
Until tomorrow (Saturday) the cats will still be in Arusha town and can get picked up from there.

Thank you!
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