Wildlife is in crisis everywhere and our towns and suburbs are no exception. Every year development consumes thousands of hectares, covering the indigenous bush with roads, houses and factories.

FreeMe exists to...


Orphaned, abandoned, injured and displaced indigenous birds, mammals and reptiles are brought to the FreeMe centre in northern Johannesburg. We treat approximately 10 000 animals each year.


FreeMe is run by a full-time manager and a dedicated group of volunteers and the centre is open from 8am to 5pm, 365 days a year. With the help of local veterinarians we provide specialised treatment, care and rehabilitation. In terms of Nature Conservation rules the animals are not on view to the public.


The ultimate aim is to release wildlife back into its natural habitat. Releases take place in carefully chosen areas including reserves and conservancies.