ABOUT: Pets are always there for us when we need them. Loyal and steadfast, they are an endless source of unconditional love.Pet owners in disadvantaged communities love their pets just as anywhere else. But pets suffer from poverty the same way their owners do. Without the means to provide proper care, pets can be vulnerable to disease, malnutrition and abandonment. Dogs and cats in developing countries are particularly likely to suffer from neglect and poor health
CLAW is a welfare organisation, renowned as the pioneer of community based primary animal healthcare in South Africa. IFAW is proud to support CLAW as a flagship project of its Community Led Animal Welfare programme.
MISSION:IFAW’s Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) program brings new hope to 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 works closely with community-based organisations, schools, the Department of Agriculture and veterinary services around the city. CLAW distributes food parcels, facilitates a home-based care programme to teach people how to care for the sick and dying, runs food gardens, supports child-headed households and helps communities access health and hospice care.
CLAW has a veterinary clinic in Durban Deep, Roodepoort and provides a weekly service in the following areas: Sol Plaatjie informal settlement, Braamfischerville, Durban Deep, Matholiesville, Tshepisong, Ebumnandini, Doornkop, Swanieville, Kliptown, Dlamini, Joe Slovo, Rietvallei, Tudor Shaft, Soul City, Munsieville, Meshenguville, Kagiso 11 and 12, Slovoville, Lawley 1 &2, Hopefield and Kapok.