We received these heartbreaking news from the PAWS Kuwait team. If there is any way you can help, please contact them. Their matter is extremely time-sensitive, and it can affect the lives of hundreds of innocent animals. Every KWD counts. Please feel free to re-post and help spread the word about this unfortunate situation. Remember, these loving animals depend on US for survival. Thank you!
PAWS is the oldest animal rescue centre in Kuwait. Started in 2004 by a group of willing volunteers it has grown over the years and has in its 5 years rescued thousands of animals from the streets of Kuwait. PAWS is now facing its biggest crisis since it opened its doors to the sick, homeless and injured animals of Kuwait in 2005. Come this November we have been ordered to vacate the property we have as our shelter in Wafra and as yet we and our hundred plus animals have no new shelter to go to.

A piece of land has kindly been donated by Sheik Nawaf Al Sabah but having plans drawn up and a shelter approved is just the first step, we simply do not have enough money to build the new shelter. PAWS has been reliant upon generous donations from the public and the huge efforts we put in each year to raise the funds needed to operate the shelter. We hold several large fundraising events each year including the Puppy Ball and the Dog Show in the British Embassy Gardens. This year as always the monies raised have quickly ben swallowed up by veterinary bills, food deliveries and operating costs. It has been a real struggle for most of this year being the only shelter with its doors open to homeless and injured animals to just keep going. We have been overflowing for most of this year. Staff and volunteers alike have been pushed to the limits. Being overcrowded has also eaten into whatever money we had set aside to begin building our new shelter and we find ourselves with weeks to go before eviction with not even the foundations laid.

We have been forced to set ourselves a target in the interim of housing whatever animals we can in makeshift porta-cabin accommodation on the new site until such time as we have enough money to start building. This is by no means ideal but we have been left with very few alternatives. For the past month PAWS has been unable to take in anything except the absolute emergencies, 2 cases of animals being shot, a dog injured in a road traffic accident and a beautiful black labrador, bound and gagged and tied to the floor and left to die in the heat.

This is where PAWS now desperately needs help from YOU, the public of Kuwait. Our animals have no voice and are unable to get up and help so we have to do it for them. We appeal to anyone who is an animal lover to help in any way they can. It is not only the 120 animals currently in our care we are worried about but all those desperate animals out there we are currently unable to help. We need to get fully operational again as soon as possible

First and foremost we are in desperate need of Porta cabins to house our animals in the short term. These could be second- hand as long as they are in a reasonable condition. We also really need working air-conditioning units, lots of metal for building cages and pens and tiles for the floor. If any individual or company is prepared to help with any of the items we need we will be so very grateful.

When the time comes to move we need lots of help to move animals from one site to another several kms away, make the cabins safe, paint, or help in any way possible to clean up the site, or just babysit and walk the animals whilst those who can do DIY get stuck in. If you are in a position to volunteer than we would be delighted to hear from you.

But right now the most important thing we need is money-- and lots of it. PAWS staff and volunteers have dedicated years to looking out for the animals of Kuwait and we do not want to stop now. We have helped thousands of animal lovers when they had no-where else to turn and now it is our turn to ask for help. Our vision is within our grasp if we can just find enough money to start the building project and make a safe home for our helpless animals then PAWS could be around in Kuwait for years to come. Every donation no matter how small will help us reach our target.

If you are in a position to help in any way, donate equipment, time or volunteer in any way then please contact Jan at pawsq8@yahoo.com. If you wish to make a donation or money transfer then please use this account. Every KD will go to help build a new shelter.

ABK (Ahlia) bank of Kuwait.
Ahmadi Branch
Name. Finley McLusky
Mustafa Karam Co
Block 15
Ground Floor No 1
P O Box 1387
Safat 13014
Account no 0614772365100
Swift code: ABKKKWKW

From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for helping the Animals of Kuwait

-The PAWS Team

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