Estelle Fourie – Owner
Estelle started her business with a typewriter and an answering machine from her kitchen; after struggling to transport her own pet across the country.
While Animal Travel has since grown into a thriving business, Estelle is still hands on and involved with much of the day-to-day tasks. “I’m passionate about animals, my work and my staff,” she says.
Her passion hasn’t gone unnoticed. In 2003, Estelle was nominated as a finalist for the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa’s Businesswoman of the Year award.
She also works closely with the Independent Pet and Animal Transport Association (IPATA). Estelle served as a board member for the organization for four years before serving as its Regional Director for Africa and Middle East. Today, she sits on the association’s ethics and awards committees.
When she isn’t looking after your pets, she spends time with her three grandchildren and her own fur babies: four cats and two German shepherds.