Old Macdonald Has Something Better Than A Farm

Old Macdonald now Frodo on his Way to His Happily Ever After

Contrary to popular belief, our work is not Government funded.

Hearts for Hope celebrates the collective power of animal loving hearts.

In a heartwarming display of compassion and community spirit, a once-abused pony has found solace and a place to call home. Thanks to the collective efforts of caring individuals, including a local community, the SPCA, and a compassionate individual who opened their heart, this pony’s story serves as a powerful testament to the transformative power of love and kindness.

Life was hard for Old Macdonald!  He was relentlessly driven by a group of children to whom he was forced to give “rides” and then beaten when, completely exhausted, he was unable to move anymore. 

Fortunately a compassionate resident of the Robinvale, Atlantis community made a call that day, a call that would ignite a chain of events and change the course of Old Macdonald’s life forever, a call to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

Old Macdonald just after his rescue in Atlantis
Just Look at him now! 

Jess Roode, an experienced horse enthusiast with a deep love and appreciation for these gentle giants, stepped forward to offer Old Macdonald a wonderful place to call home!

For the abused pony, the concept of “home” underwent a profound transformation. 

Once a place of torment and misery, his new environment is a haven of safety, love, and care. Gone are the days of neglect and abuse, replaced by an abundance of nourishing food, grooming, and a plenty of space for him to roam freely. And he has a new name – Frodo!

The remarkable transformation of this abused pony serves as a powerful reminder that animal rescue is a team effort. It’s through the collective compassion of our donors, a caring community member and incredible people like Jesse Roode, that this pony has been given the gift of a new beginning.  Thank you for the privilege of witnessing miracles like this and thank you for fighting animal cruelty alongside us. 

Read all about Old Macdonald’s Rescue here 

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Here’s how you can make a difference:

Set up a Regular Donation: Commit to making a small monthly donation. R20.00, R30.00 or R50.00 a month can go a long way towards helping animals.

Spread the Love: Encourage your friends, family, and social media followers to become Hope Champions too. Share your own story of why animal welfare matters to you and how small donations can create big change.

Stay Informed: Follow our updates to see the real impact of your donations. Watch as your contributions help us provide shelter, medical care, and love to animals who need it most.

“We need hope, or else we cannot endure.” — Sarah J. Maas

Our Funding Comes From YOU!

Over 80% of our funding comes from you! 

In fact, its the collective love and support of animal loving hearts like yours that keep our doors open. 

And it’s because of you that we never lose hope! 

Your donations are the hope that keeps us striving for a world free from animal suffering, the hope that fuels our resilience and keeps us believing in a brighter tomorrow for animals.  Because we know we can achieve it, we just can’t do it alone. 

Every Heart Counts

You may think your contribution won’t make a difference, but collectively, it’s these amounts that become a powerful force for good

Regular donations, regardless of the amount, are what provide us with a steady stream of support, allowing us to plan for the long term and provide a consistent response for animals in need.

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