A Dose of Care: PANADO® SHARES A DOSE OF CARE WITH CLAW
Panado® recognises that the compassion one has for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character. Those involved in animal welfare face unique challenges yet remain committed to improving the safety, health and wellbeing of animals.
Through ‘A Dose Of Care’ journey, Panado® recognised and honoured CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) and brought to light the important role CLAW plays in the lives of all animals – great and small.
Similar to their owners, animals, too, suffer from poverty. Pets may be susceptible to sickness, starvation, and desertion in the absence of adequate care. Particularly vulnerable to neglect and bad health in impoverished nations are dogs and cats. CLAW offers vitally needed veterinary treatments to dogs and cats, as well as animal care education to pet owners in Johannesburg’s poorest townships, where standard veterinary services are frequently unavailable.
CLAW collaborates closely with community-based organisations, schools, the Department of Agriculture, and veterinary services in the metropolitan area. CLAW distributes food parcels for animals, coordinates a home-based care programme to teach people how to care for sick and dying animals, maintains food gardens, and assists communities in gaining access to health care for their pets.
Panado’s®’ ‘A Dose of Care’ campaign wants to share a dose of care with those who really need it.
Together with the Afternoon Express, they’re sharing the work of do-gooders by lifting others and helping alleviate the poverty crisis gripping parts of the country through ‘A Dose Of Care’ journey.
Palesa Tembe, host of Afternoon Express, spent a day with the extraordinary team at CLAW and saw the incredible work they do on a daily basis to provide much-needed assistance to vulnerable animals.
Palesa Tembe, host of Afternoon Express volunteering at CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare)
When asked to choose someone to receive ‘A Dose Of Care’ matched by Afternoon Express, CLAW director Cora Bailey chose volunteer Michelle Weedman, a fellow hero who works around the clock to assist countless animals every day with absolutely no remuneration.
Pets in disadvantaged areas endure a great deal. There are so many unsung heroes who are working tooth (and claw) to help improve the lives of these animals without expecting anything in return, and that’s precisely what ‘A Dose Of Care’ is about.
As South Africans, we endure a great deal. There are so many unsung heroes who do so much without expecting anything in return, and that’s precisely what ‘A Dose Of Care’ is about.