Founder Member, Managing Director and Fundraiser
In July 2006, Tamsin founded the SA Mass Animal Sterilisation Trust which, to this day, is dedicated to humane education, free mass sterilisation and primary treatment campaigns and animal ambulance, general veterinary treatment and shelter for dogs and cats in Cape Town’s informal settlements.
As Founder and Managing Director, she is responsible for the overall management of all SA.MAST programmes, projects and campaigns, financial accounts, fundraising, communications and media liaisons.
Tamsin has secured coverage on national, provincial and local television, radio, newspapers and news websites for SA.MAST’s special events, unprecedented and ground breaking approach to animal welfare in township environments and the campaigning for a mandatory sterilisation by-law for the City of Cape Town.
Tamsin began her professional working life as an investigative journalist, after which she spent a few years in the marketing and advertising sector before permanently dedicating her life to the health, welfare and intrinsic rights of wild and domestic animals. Tamsin believes in the ethos of we ‘stand and fall together’ and that the improvement of health and welfare and the championing of the intrinsic rights of all sentient beings, including human beings, can only reach a successful outcome if done in an inclusive and holistic manner.
- PETA’s international “One Can Make a Difference” contest winner in the ‘Spay/Neuter Companion Animals’ category.
- News 24 SA ‘One Woman Army‘ heroine.
- “O” The Oprah Magazine (Oprah Winfrey) awarded a Change Maker Award.
Tamsin and her son live in Cape Town with their rescued cats and dogs.