Spotlight South Africa: Watch “People of Dogs” talk CLAW

I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been impressed with the quality and commitment of those teams and staff members.

One woman, however, dedicated to making her community a better place, one animal at a time, continually renews my hope, and her name is Cora Bailey.

Cora is the founder and director of IFAW’s Community Led Animal Welfare, program in the South African townships. We here at IFAW call the project, CLAW for short.

With this video produced by an IFAW crew travelling with the project, you get a chance to follow Cora and her team as they work nearly 12 hour days improve the lives of animals and people living in Soweto and other impoverished townships surrounding Johannesburg.

Cora and her veterinary team, and the selfless deeds they perform on behalf of animals are so well known in the townships, the locals call them “People of Dogs.”

Take a moment to watch this video, Cora’s is a remarkable story.

When you’re done, consider making a donation in support of Cora and her team so CLAW can continue its amazing and hopeful work. 

-- FO

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Cynthia Milburn, Director, Animal Welfare Outreach & Education
Senior Advisor, Policy Development
Jan Hannah, Campaign Manager, Northern Dogs Project
Campaign Manager, Northern Dogs Project
Kate Nattrass Atema, Program Director, Community Animal Welfare
Program Director, Community Animal Welfare
Shannon Walajtys
Manager, Animal Rescue-Disasters