Who Are We?
Paws Rescue Qatar is in operation to rescue and re-home stray and abandoned dogs and cats.
PAWS is a non-profit animal shelter dedicated to providing a safe haven for homeless animals until they can be placed in responsible, loving homes. We rely on fundraisers, volunteers, flight angels, foster homes and your donations to provide a safe home for all the animals at our shelter, and all the others soon to come.
Our Co-Founders Emily and Alison started PAWS by fundraising for a couple of dogs that needed expensive medical treatment, and finding foster or forever homes for other stray dogs.
As numbers increased, a committee was formed with some dedicated volunteers who became more involved with the day-to-day running and development of our organisation. We initially developed our activity along with a private property owned by a Qatari, but within a year it was evident that the facility was outgrown by our needs.
Our next big task was to find land that is sufficient for our needs, and we have been at the forefront of the shelter build, which includes three kennel blocks for dogs, four communal rooms for cats, a basic clinic, isolation, quarantine, and facility rooms. We rely on the public’s support for furnishing the shelter rooms and the running costs. This includes everything from air conditioning units to beds for the animals, and so on.
Animal Rights Activist, adoring mum to non-fluffy and fluffy babies! Nothing will drown out her inner voice when it comes to her passions and values…..nothing. Alison leads the events and fundraising amongst many other duties.
She has worked on game reserves in both Kenya and South Africa, which has fuelled her interest in protecting the welfare of both wildlife and domestic animals. She has herself two rescued dogs from Qatar, a husky and a ‘Doha Special’ who have had to share their home with the odd foster that has come through the house. She founded Paws Rescue Qatar with her friend Alison in 2013.