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Monday, 27 November 2017

Friday, November 24: Cell C employee volunteers visited Community Led Animal Welfare in the West Rand today as part of the company’s #CellCKindness month. 

Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) is a welfare organisation, renowned as the pioneer of community based primary animal healthcare in South Africa. CLAW provides desperately needed veterinary services to dogs and cats, as well as vital animal care education to pet owners in the poorest communities. It looks after more than 4000 animals every month and relies on donations for its work.

Since its start in 1999, CLAW’s team of veterinarians and local volunteers have treated, vaccinated, and provided spay and neuter services to sterilise thousands of pets.

Cell C employees donated blankets, collars and leads, cleaning material and dry and tinned food for the pets at CLAW. Funds raised at the recent Cell C and The Angel Network’s fundraising golf day were also handed over and will be put towards vaccinations for the animals.

Says CLAW director Taren Welthagen: "We are deeply grateful for the support given to CLAW by Cell C. The kindness shown to us will be paid forward into the communities in which we work, helping save the lives of countless animals and changing them for the better."

Says Suzette van der Merwe, Managing Executive Corporate Social Investment: “Cell C ascribes to the philosophy of compassion and kindness as a catalyst for real change. To this end, we introduced a humanitarian initiative to respond as quickly as possible to crises being faced by communities, humans or animals. November 13, 2017 was World Kindness Day. During this month, Cell C is spreading smiles by encouraging acts of kindness. An act of kindness is contagious and makes a bigger impact on our surroundings than we might think.”

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