Charity working to help the plight of animals receives Random Act of Kindness

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Kopano Mohlala

110 days ago
Charity working to help the plight of animals receives Random Act of Kindness

All across our generous nation, there are people working hard to make lives a bit better.

But in these unprecedented times, amidst a pandemic, loss of income, and economic decline, the extraordinary organisations and individuals behind these initiatives are stretched even more as the number of people and animals in need rises.

That is why Dis-Chem, together with 947, created the Dis-Chem Random Acts of Kindness initiative, to ensure organisations in and around Johannesburg continue to provide much-needed help around their communities.

This month, the Dis-Chem Foundation is making a R120 000 donation to CLAW – an organisation that 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.

947's Msizi James visited CLAW and chatted to Michelle Weedman, a full-time volunteer

We have families with cats and dogs who cannot afford basic veterinary care and essentially we have a clinic-based here that assists with veterinary care for these communities.

Michelle Weedman, Volunteer - CLAW

We are formally a clinic but unfortunately, we have become a shelter for unwanted and stray animals.

Michelle Weedman, Volunteer - CLAW

Sherry Saltzman of the Dis-Chem Foundation shared her experience at the shelter.

What I found remarkable about them, is that not only are they treating these animals but they are also educating the community on why vaccinations are important, why sterilization is important.

Sherry Saltzman, Dis-Chem Foundation

Listen to the interview below

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