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k9-friendsCan you help K9 friends? They are desperately looking for people to foster dogs during July and August.

If anyone is around for the summer they desperately need foster homes.
Fostering is taking a dog into your home for a few weeks to give them a break from the kennels. They can return to K9 Friends on a date pre arranged with the shelter.
They have no small dogs available to foster, all of their dogs are medium sized and above and priority for fostering goes to our long timers.
Dogs that have been fostered are much easier to home as they have full reports from their foster homes which makes them more appealing. They will always find a dog that suits your situation and dogs will ALWAYS be taken back if fostered.

Please call our office on +971 4 887 8739 if you are interested in fostering.

Screen-Shot-2015-06-09-at-5.03.23-PM-300x203UAE animal welfare groups warn of ‘worst summer’ ever for abandoned pets. 

At least 25 pets are being abandoned every day on UAE streets in what volunteers have branded the ‘worst summer’ they have seen in six years of rescuing animals.

17730monty and munchMonty and Munch

Monty and Munch, 2 delightful cats who although not brothers are inseparable. They are 18 months old and desperately need a home as their family is leaving this week! Read more

48871Mandy

Mandy was found in the middle of a busy road, she had such a close call that the one side of her whiskers were singed. Mandy is 10 weeks old, de-wormed and vet checked, she also tested negative for FPV. Mandy is the sweetest little kitten, 800 grams of purring power she is a real lap cat and is very good with dogs. If you could offer Mandy a forever home she will spend her life giving you cuddles and life as you know it will never be the same. Read more

30376FULLSummer is a tough time of year for all of the animal welfare groups and shelters. However well before many expats and locals alike head out of the country to beat the summer heat, most, if not all of the welfare groups are already posting ‘SORRY WE’RE FULL’ notices on their Facebook Pages.

Emma Creswell, Shelter Manager for the Sharjah Cat & Dog Shelter (SCADS) says that they average 14 abandoned animals every day. In recent years, the summer months show an increase in that number, with 20 or more animals being left at the shelter daily. As a result, SCADS is overloaded.

Having no choice but to house additional animals in their already full shelter, SCADS currently have an additional 28 pups and 22 kittens on top of their capacity to accommodate 40 dogs and 40 cats at any one time.

Extending capacity puts a heavy strain on them, as sadly, budget constraints dictate the number of animals SCADS is able to provide food and medical care for. Additionally, overcrowded enclosures can quickly become unhealthy environments for an animal’s physical health and mental well-being.

SCADS often reach out to other welfare groups (who are also under pressure) and the general public across the country to offer a reprieve for some of the animals they receive – however the reality is when there is no more space, no one to adopt and no one to foster, animals are put to sleep. Read more

92882Angel4 smallDespite her horrible start in life Angel is an absolute darling. She was rescued from the side of the road where someone was intentionally trying to kill her and her brother. Unfortunately her brother did not survive. Angel was left with two broken hind legs. Now following extensive surgery and over a month of rehabilitation she has a second chance in life. She walks on a leash with ease and gets along well with other dogs. Like all puppies, Angel is a trusting little girl who just wants to be loved and be part of a forever family. This little girl truly deserves the best life has to offer! Read more

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