Pack for Paws

We were thrilled when we were approached by business owners Duncan & Bev Bonnett, who own the stunning Rhino Retreat Clarens to start our very own Pack for Paws project.

This is a very simple idea, that can make a huge impact and it helps to support animal veterinary welfare, right here in the eastern Free State.

All you need to do is pick up a few of the items from our Wishlist (see below) and then use any leftover space that you have in your suitcase, car boot or trailer to pack supplies that we desperately need and bring them to where you are staying.

It honestly could not be any easier than that and your donation, will have a significant and positive impact on animals of the poor.

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When you get to Clarens, you leave anything you want to donate at Rhino Retreat Clarens, in the basket with the Pack for Paws tag on it. Your hosts, Duncan and Bev will make sure that all the items get to us.

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In the upstairs lounge area, you will find a box with a Pack for Paws tag. Please pop any items that you would like to donate into the box, Toni-Lee & Morgan will make sure that all the donated items get to the Cluny team, it is as easy as that!

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To donate towards these worthy causes, simply pop your item/s into the container provided with tag marked Cluny.

We will gladly ensure they receive your donation on your behalf.

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Our Wishlist Items

  • Dog or cat food (it can be tinned food, but dry food is best) – any brand, we are not fussy!
  • De-wormers for both dogs and cats
  • Tick and flea medication and/or tick and flea shampoos
  • Old blankets and towels (always needed), of course we would love new ones but happy to take whatever we can get
  • Collars and leads (any size, please note that regarding collars, ones with old fashioned buckles are best. Sadly, the plastic snap ones, many people don’t understand how to resize them, and this can lead to the collar becoming ingrown into the skin, which then leads to more problems)
  • Food and water bowls
  • Toys (for dogs but cats like and appreciate them too)
  • Newspapers, these are used to line animal cages in our clinic
  • Automatic washing powder (we always have a lot to clean and launder)
  • Rolls of black bags
  • Any old carrying cages or pets’ beds that you don’t want or need

In addition to the above items, we also have a 2nd Hand Bookstore in Clarens. So, you are welcome to bring any unwanted books, games and puzzles or DVDs, with you and we will gladly take them off of your hands to help stock our bookstore. Click here for more info about our Bookstore

Plus, we have a Thrift Shop that is open once a month in Kgubetswana, Clarens. Please bring any unwanted clothes, shoes or household items (in good order) that you would like to donate. Click here for more info about our Thrift Shop


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