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 vetrinary 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.