Owl Rescue Centre

Ded6icated to the protection of owl species in South Africa

About our cause

Owl Rescue Centre is a registered Non-profit company and permitted rehabilitation facility concerned with the well-being of all owl species in Southern Africa.

Owl Rescue Centre is dedicated to protect owls, rescue owls that are in danger and rehabilitate and care for owls that have been injured, are sick, poisoned or orphaned and then release them back into their natural environment using specifically researched release methods.

Owl Rescue Centre is involved in several conservation projects to decrease the high mortality rate of owl species.

Owl Rescue Centre was founded by Brendan Murray following a lifelong interest and passion for birds of prey. Brendan spent most of his young life observing and studying birds. He came to the realization a few years ago that owls specifically need help to protect them from becoming endangered, and so Owl Rescue Centre was born.  

His wife, Danelle Murray, became involved in the cause shortly after to support him in his purpose.  They now work as a team, along with a few committed staff and volunteers to achieve a goal in owl conservation.

 Owl Rescue Centre’s vision is that through increased understanding of the owl's true character, the fears and misgivings that often surround peoples' perceptions of owls will be replaced by tolerance and respect for these unique birds.

“We follow a philosophy of minimal human interference to nature’s natural means. We nurture owls when they need us, but we allow them to stay wild and return to their natural habitat when they no longer require our assistance.”


Owl Rescue Centre would like to express our sincere "THANK YOU" to every and each person who participated in our Fundraising Initiative in which we gave away a brand new Ford Mustang.  We are fortunate to have a large supporter base of wonderful and generous people who like to see our organisation grow from strength to strength.

Congratulations to our winner - Malcolm Block!  We hope you have many happy miles in your new car.

                                                                                                                                            Brendan Murray hands over the Ford Mustang keys to the winner, Malcolm Block.  

On Saturday, excited entrants gathered at the Ford dealership with hopes that their ping pong ball would be lucky one to be drawn from the large wooden box.  Mix 93.8 FM who partnered with Owl Rescue Centre to help in raising awareness for the campaign, were also at the event for a live broadcast of the draw as it happened.  An astonished Mr. Block answered the phone call to find that he is the winner of this prestigious sports car.  He was elated when he arrived with his whole family in the car, to take ownership of the prize.  Minutes later, he drove his new car home. 

In proud partnership with Mix 93.8 FM - The very best of radio stations! Below from left: Hein, Fefe, Brendan, Danelle, Innocent