Photo Credit: Cluny Animal Trust

The Cluny Animal Trust in Clarens has been making up food parcels for the pets of people living in the local township, they hope to inspire others to join.


Clarens, South Africa (30 April 2020) – The economic state of South Africa has caused millions of people to go without food. Communities have become reliant on the delivery of donated food parcels and the one thing that has been missing is the food parcels for their animals.

If there are no funds for food, there are no funds for pet food in the townships. Having thought about this, the Cluny Animal Trust in Clarens, started making up food parcels for the pets.

“So what do you do on a Sunday during Level 5 Lockdown when you work in animal welfare…well if you are part of the Cluny team they are spending the day repackaging the mountain of food that we have been able to buy locally into 2.5kg bags ready for distribution tomorrow and Tuesday in Clarens and then in Fouriesburg on Wednesday and Thursday.

Lots of work to feed all of the animals that need it but the team is committed to getting the job done (working on the adult dog food, puppies and cat/kitten food also has to still be done!).

If you would like to donate food or money to this project please do contact us for deposit details or check out the how you can help section on our website. You can email Chantel or Imogen

They have worked tirelessly and need all the help they can get to make sure that no township animals go hungry during this time.

“Every penny helps, there is honestly no donation that is too big or too small, each donation is appreciated and used to feed starving animals who really are bearing the brunt of the lockdown.

Please remember there are no food parcels or any part of the recently announced R500 billion going to any animal in SA so if you want to support animals in need please donate to our feeding scheme.”

We love this concept and are so glad to see it happening in South Africa. Please let us know about other animal organisations that are helping animals in townships during the lockdown.

Sources: Facebook
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