FAQs

In this section we have compiled a list of questions we get asked the most often. If you don’t find the answer to any of your questions here please email info@clunyanimaltrust.co.za

Are you an animal shelter?

No. We are a veterinary welfare organisation. Sadly we do not have the space to shelter animals and we encourage you to contact the Bethlehem SPCA who can assist with sheltering services – 058 303 3998

How long do you keep animals?

We are an animal hospital, so we keep any animals that we have provided veterinary care to until they are ready to go home.

If I find a stray should I bring it to you, can you help?

You can contact us if the stray is injured. Or you can take the stray to your local vet as they may recognise the animal or be able to scan it for a microchip. Animals are far more likely to be reunited with their owners within their own local area. Otherwise please contact the Bethlehem SPCA who can assist with sheltering services – 058 303 3998

What do I do if I find an injured/orphaned wild animal?

First call SanParks on 058 255 1000 or you can email them goldengate@sanparks.org. If you do not have any luck getting through to them please contact us and we may be able to stabilise the animal and then we will send the animal to the Johannesburg Wildlife Hospital.

Do you accept donations of blankets, towels, or other items?

Yes, we do and would love to have them! Newspapers are also something that we use very often! Any items may be dropped off at any time at either the Fouriesburg or Clarens Veterinary Clinics or at The Jacket Shop in Clarens.

Are you funded by the state or other government entity?

No! The South African government as well as the National Lottery do not allow animal welfare organisations to become beneficiaries. So, we are solely supported by the generous donations of the public. To make a safe and secure contribution please click here to Donate Now

Do you bill for veterinary services?

Yes, depending on the owner’s income. All veterinary services through the Cluny Animal Trust are highly subsidised.

Can I get my animal spayed/neutered for free?

No sadly we don’t do it for free however all veterinary services through the Cluny Animal Trust are highly subsidised.

Do you euthanise animals?

We are not an animal shelter and we have a very limited capacity to shelter animals. That is why we ask people that if the animal is healthy that they take it to the SPCA in Bethlehem for rehoming. It has recently come to our attention that there is a rumour going around that we simply euthanise animals, this had a few people hot under the collar and we can understand why this would be upsetting…but nothing could be further from the truth as we are a pro-life organisation! We will provide the necessary medical attention, make sure that the animal is fit and healthy and then put them up for adoption.

That isn’t to say that from time-to-time animals that are brought to us are in such a poor state, euthanasia is the only humane option, but this is always the very last resort.

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