Photo Credit: CLAW

CLAW shared a post highlighting the lengths one pet owner went to get their puppy the treatment it needed to stay healthy. And now our hearts are full!


Johannesburg, South Africa (15 January 2024) – Community-Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) works in some of the most destitute and underprivileged areas in Gauteng. This means they often support the poorest of the poor, offering treatment to animals where there often is none. Recently, they saw a pet owner who was determined to get treatment for their puppy – highlighting that no matter someone’s circumstances, love always prevails.

CLAW has spent the last two decades working in impoverished communities where traditional veterinary services are often unavailable. CLAW provides desperately needed veterinary services to dogs and cats, as well as vital animal care education to pet owners in Johannesburg’s poorest township areas.

CLAW has not only established a reputation for helping animals within townships; the organisation works closely with community-based organisations, schools, the Department of Agriculture and veterinary services around the city. They distribute food parcels, facilitate home-based care programmes to teach people how to care for the sick and dying, run food gardens, support child-headed households and help communities to access health and hospice care.

And through all the hardship and pain, they are always in awe of how much love, kindness and support is just around the corner.

“Some folk don’t have it easy… yet they seek help and care for their pets, often walking long distances.
This little pup arrived seemingly comfortable with his carrier….” – CLAW

The team work to support as many animals as possible. You can support them, too, by reaching out on Facebook here.

Sources: CLAW
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