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With limited funds for food, the Grabouw Animal Welfare Society got clever and teamed up with local restaurants to get ingredients for meals.


Grabouw, South Africa (15 April 2024) – When money was tight, and funding was low, the Grabouw Animal Welfare Society got creative, and it has made all the difference. Now they serve cooked meals to township animals that would otherwise go hungry.

Armed with a big pot, ingredients sourced from supportive restaurants and diners, Martiens cooks meals for township dogs and cats, to make sure they get a full meal.

Looking for support, Grabouw AWS approached local restaurants and asked if they could collect food scraps. These scraps are then cooked up and fed to dogs and puppies in the surrounding underprivileged communities.

The Grabouw Animal Welfare Society was founded to protect animals and educate their owners. By working hand in hand with the community, they believe they can make a difference.

The concept of using food that would usually go to waste to feed the hungry is not a new one but this is the first time we have seen an animal welfare organisation teaming up with restaurants to address animal hunger.

This concept could be adopted in every community, making sure more organisations get supported when the dog pellets run out.

Sources: Grabouw Animal Welfare Society
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