Snake removals, rescue and rehabilitation – contact numbers

Snake removals, rescue and rehabilitation – contact numbers
The presence of snakes can be beneficial to a home owner, especially in terms of rodent control (and therefore disease control).
Unfortunately, they are mostly seen as threats to families and pets, and often killed. Attempts to remove or kill a snake is one of the most
common causes of snake bites, but snake removal by a trained and registered snake handler prevents harm to both people and
snakes.
Should you wish to have a snake removed from your home, please contact one of the following registered, permit-holding snake
handlers:
Greater Cape Town area
- Shaun Thomas (Snake Rescue co-ordinator
Western Cape)
- Ms M Freeman (Western Cape)
- Mr AA Loppnow (Western Cape)
- Ms D Hazell
- Mr FE Plaatjies
- Mr SR Macleod
- Piere Joubert
- Anton
- Mr PJR Albertyn
- Marcel Witberg
- Mr HJ Louw
- Mr G Manuel
- Mr K Smit
- Mr R van Zyl
- SPCA Wildlife Unit
Gordon’s Bay/Strand/Somerset West
- Jaco Ferreira
- Luke Bax (Gordons Bay, 2014 only)
071 609 3540
082 486 1515
082 821 6984
082 886 0806
072 288 1928
083 352 6702
021 713 2629
072 133 7454
021 988 2672
082 784 7314
084 575 1356
083 584 6400
072 480 2007
082 563 4921
021 700 4158/9 /
083 326 1604
083 928 2829
072 364 6507
Cape Town/Peninsula/Southern Suburbs
- Deon van Zyl (greater Cape Town, Southern
Suburbs)
- Shaun & Tracey Bodington (Southern Suburbs)
- Vard Hahndiek (Southern Suburbs)
- Luke Cornell (Houtbay & surrounds)
- Grant Spooner (Houtbay SAPS)
Northern Suburbs
- Mark de Wet (Northern Suburbs)
- Elroy Arendse (Kuilsriver)
- Etienne Oosthuizen (Tableview & surrounds)
Other
- Die Vonds Snake Park (Paarl and Wellington)
- Tony Phelps (Oudtshoorn)
- Tanya Heald (Langebaan, Vredenburg, Saldanha,
Hopefield, St. Helena Bay, Veldrift)
- Ms ZN Loebenberg (West Coast)
Medical assistance
- Tygerberg Hospital 24hr Emergency
(Dr G. Muller/Dr Bev Hofmeyer)
- Karen (Paramedic Tygerberg Hospital)
083 444 6983
083 244 5194
082 539 4452
082 881 3870
021 790 2336 /
083 590 0808
072 906 3977
082 616 0090
072 100 7814
021 869 8309
076 378 0132
083 700 6377
071 740 6568
021 931 6129
021 938 4911
Wildlife removals, rescue and rehabilitation – contact numbers
The removal, rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals requires experience and most often specialized training. A wild animal which is
injured, trapped or stressed may become dangerous, and should only be approached by an experienced person.
Should you find an injured, trapped or problem wild animal, please contact one of the following registered permit holders for the
removal, rescue and/or rehabilitation of wild animals:
General wildlife rescue/rehabilitation
SPCA Wildlife Unit
021 700 4158/9 /
After-hours/emergencies: 083 326 1604
Cape Nature Somerset West
Animal Anti-Cruelty League (Ruloff)
HOW Wildlife Rescue (West Coast)
021 850 5260
011 435 0672/3/4 / 082 892 2776
083 700 6377
Birds
SANCCOB – Sea Birds (Vanessa)
Ms C Walton (sea birds)
Eagle encounters (Spier)
Bird Sanctuary (Paarl)
Angela Lewis (Somerset West/Stellenbosch)
Ms M Freeman (Western Cape)
Mr HJ Louw (Cape Town area)
021 557 6155
082 364 3382
021 858 1826
021 868 2047
084 866 9658
082 486 1515
084 575 1356
Bees
Mark
Nick (Strand)
082 675 9249
074 113 7201
Mammals
Seal Rescue (Steward)
Baboons (Gordon’s Bay)
Ms A Beckhelling (Cape Town area)
Dr P Richardson (south peninsula)
Ms M Freeman (Western Cape)
Mr HJ Louw (Cape Town area)
071 199 8012
021 957 4725
082 490 2108
082 337 2213
082 486 1515
084 575 1356
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