WHO ARE WE?
PAWS is made up of a hard-working group of part-time local and expat volunteers committed to protecting animal welfare in Kuwait. PAWS’ aim in forming, in late 2003, was to open Kuwait’s first officially licensed shelter for injured, lost or abandoned animals. Until PAWS was established, nothing was being done to address the issue of stray, abandoned and injured animals in our country, (in any organised way). The first phase of our shelter project opened in July 2005. Although a building was donated, every development to turn this site into a shelter has been carried out painstakingly through donation and fundraising. We are unfunded by any private or municipality source and every brick, fence and can of paint has been gifted or purchased through donations.
As a non profit, volunteer led charity; we depend on caring people to give up even an hour or two per month to spend time walking dogs, or playing with the kittens. This is fun for the animals and for the people involved. Animals are given an opportunity to learn to trust people and have fun through volunteer one-on-one time! Not a dog person? Come spend time with our cats and kittens! Please consider the donation of your time to help out at the shelter. For those volunteers who go the extra mile and help out on rescue missions, “THANK YOU”. You help us to make a difference, when there simply is no one to come and help instantly! Your continued support is greatly appreciated and makes all the difference.
Would you like to help? Consider donating time, services or other means of support. Invite our educational outreach team to give a presentation to your students or interest group. We welcome visitors to our shelter by appointment. Text or email for more information. Take an active part in our community venture, The new PAWS Shelter Project!
Help PAWS be a voice for those who don’t have one!