The Siberian husky is a breed unsurpassed by any other, except its relatives. The more familiar you become with this breed, the more you will grow to love his independent, intelligent and free-spirited nature. Unfortunately, there is another side to the Siberian because of the very nature of his personality. People often take ownership of these dogs because of their unique and intriguing looks - only to discover very soon that they require hard work and dedication. The Sibe is a companion animal with special needs, and as a result is a very misunderstood breed. People do not research the nature of this breed adequately before owning one, and are then often not able to meet the special needs of this breed. As a result, the Siberians end up abused, neglected or simply abandoned. Alternatively, they can find themselves locked up in animal shelters. The tragedy of this however, is that they are one of the most euthanized breeds because of their inability to cope with confinement for long periods.
Husky Rescue KZN rescues stray and unwanted huskies as far as our capacity and financial resources allows us to. We treat, rehabilitate, sterilise, microchip and foster these huskies until we can find appropriate homes for them. Given their unique nature and needs, our adoption process is very strict.
The practise of Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy (AAA / AAT) has gained popularity, and has become a recognised form of therapy throughout the world today. Studies have been carried out to prove the value of these types of therapy, and accounts of successes in these fields are innumerable. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) endorses the benefits of animal therapy with people suffering from Autism, PTSD and other conditions. It is our desire to use these rescued animals in AAA to reach out to people in need, from children in remedial settings to adults seeking individual counselling. We also hope to branch into assisting adolescnets who need to witness in courtrooms.
I believe that while emotionally injured people are caring for, and working with abused or neglected animals, there will be a positive rebound effect on them. The feelings of unconditional love, acceptance, and the sense of achievement in re-socializing broken animals, will automatically open the gates to healing in their own lives.
There are no canine orientated animal assisted therapy programs in KZN that I am aware of. As a Registered Professional Nurse with trauma and psychiatric experience; and a Certified Animal Assisted Activity Professional, running a registered NPO Animal Welfare Rescue Organisation for Siberian Huskies, I believe I am well suited to offer this service.
The Lebanon ARROHHH (pronounced ‘arrow’) is the Association for the Rescue and Rehabilitation of Humans, Huskies and Horses. Our ultimate vision is procure and develope a working farm and bring Husky Rescue KZN and Animal Assisted Therapy Programs together where we use our rescued huskies (and eventually horses) to work with people who have suffered emotional traumas. This human/animal partnership will aid each other in a mutual process of healing, and the result is the empowering of ‘survivors’ and ‘victors’! There is abundant evidence to prove the value of using animals to work with people who are in emotionally broken.
All huskies that come into HRKZN are sterilised, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped before adoption.
The adoption process includes the completion of an application form, a strict home check, and an adoption fee which contributes towards the cost of the above.
If you are interested in adopting please contact Charnell on 078 040 8282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jet is a lovely handsome fellow. He is not highly energetic. He is very attached to Roxy.
Roxy is a gorgeous girl who will steal you in a heartbeat. She is very energetic and loving and also very attached to Jet.
Sparky is a very quiet but loving boy. He needs to stay with Barbie.
Like Sparky, Barbie is a very quiet and loving girl. Needs to stay with Sparky.
Misty is an older girl who is quiet and undemanding.
Ccino is a 10 year old Husky x Australian Pointer that has an amzing quiet dignity about her. Her family is immigrating and she needs a loving retirement home.
Diego is a quiet but energetic boy. He is good with other dogs.
Sid is an awesome soft hearted big teddy bear with a gorgeous face and floppy ears.
He is a very busy boy who loves attention and he is good with other dogs.
Max is a little guy with a big ego. He likes to be the boss but craves love and attention too.
Skye Boy is a 6 year old husky full of beans - a real playful little Trompie en die Bende??? Who remembers Trompie??
Skye is a gorgeous kid that loves to play and loves to be loved.
Skye is 18 months old. Has a very joyful and vocal perosnality. Is timid at first though and needs a gentle hand.
Shadow is a highly intelligent, highly energetic boy who is incredibly loving but needs an active lifestyle as much as any pure husky.
What can I say.... Bella is just a sweet special soul with the most inquiring of expressions on her face when looking for attention. She is just such a gorgoeus sweatheart. Does need a secure home but great with children and cats.
Anabella and Lola or 2 year old sisters and most likely have wolf content in them. Comming off chains they were almost wild when they came to me, fearful of everything and everyone. But they have made so much progress and are much more comfortable with their surroundings. They are naughty as youngsters are especially as they never had the chance to be puppies, but they have loving gentle personalities and under the right hand they will truely blossom. Huge potential here.
Bella is a 3 year old husky cross, a free spirited girl who was used to roaming the streets of her village. She is a gentle sould who just wants to be loved, loved and loved somore more. She has been passed on a few times before coming to us. Really needs to find her fureva home.
Alaska is a 2 year old husky cross. Very busy little girl. Needs loads of love and attention but has huge potential.
Yes, you see right, you dont need to change your glasses.... ;) Jack and Tiny were inheritied when we rescued Misty. They are rather lost amongst the 'giants' and so badly want their own home and lap to sit on at night. They are cat friendly and would suite a young or older family.
Brandy is 6 years old and great with children and other dogs including the little ones. Needs a loving home, is a quiet girl.
We foster the dogs in our rescue centre at Cato Ridge until such time we are able to find them good homes. Some huskies are lucky and only have a short stay with us, while others have a much longer stay. We have an average of 45 huskies in our care at any given time.
“If you can’t adopt, foster; if you can’t foster – sponsor; if you can’t sponsor – volunteer; if you can’t volunteer – donate; if you can’t donate – educate, network and share. EVERYONE can do something, big or small, to help save a life!”
1) Food - dry pellets as well as mince and veges
2) Vet bills, supplements, chronic meds and parasite control (worm, tick & flea treatments)
3) Utilities such as blankets, beds, leads & collars, bowls, toys etc.
You can become a Husky’s Angel And Zap-per donation straight into our NPO bank account with any amount of your choice. Download the Zapper app on your smart phone, load your banking details, scan our unique QR image and make a donation. Its quick easy and perfectly safe as all your information is encrypted.
Whether you are an individual or an established business, your creative fundraising ideas are certainly very welcome! For more info, please email us
We are in need of the following items to make the day to day functioning of Husky Rescue KZN easier:
1) Industrial vacuum cleaner
2) Internet connection on our farm (we have no signal at all)
3) Speed Queen washing machine (or similar)
4) Speed Queen dryer (or similar)Wishlist
We will keep you posted on all our official events. For information on any of our events please email us
We need help in many ways!...For more information on volunteer options and how you can use your time and skills to help us you can email us
There are always more dogs in need of rescue and safe shelter than we have the capacity to manage due to limited space and resources. If you think you could help by fostering, please email us
If you are considering adding another furry to your family, please consider adopting instead of buying. To find out more about our adoption process please email us
Fore more information please contact us by phone, email or via our social network. Thank you.