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WE'RE WINNING FOR ANIMALS

1001 Paws is an international non-profit improving the wellbeing of stray and abandoned animals.

Our priority mission is to end the unreportedย crisis facing hundreds of thousands of animals in the Middleย East.

Join us and let’s end needless animal suffering, starvation, disease, abandonment andย abuse.

We support overwhelmed rescue groups, improve public awareness and lobby for sustainableย action.

WINNING FOR ANIMALS

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THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS

Stray animal populations are rising exponentially in the Middle East and countries are struggling to cope.

Hundreds of thousands of animals are suffering starvation, disease, abandonment and abuse. Their voices not being heard. Their habitats being removed.

Cats and dogs are generally categorised as ‘Pests’ and inhumane policies of ‘Trap and Kill’ continue to be used in failed attempts to control stray populations.

Many peopleย wronglyย assume that neutering of stray animals isย forbidden in Islam.

In some countries, feeding a stray animal isย illegal.ย Animal abuse and abandonment are generally not reported and animal rights laws not enforced.

Thousands of people across the region are trying to conduct small scale animal rescue efforts but they are ALL overwhelmed and lack local and national support.

OUR VISION FOR A DESIRABLE FUTURE

The Middle East was once a beacon to the world for compassion and mercy to animals during its thousand year Golden Age.

1001 Paws aims revive a new golden age of animal wellbeing and inclusiveness in the Middle East and end needless animal suffering.

OUR STRATEGY WINNING FOR ANIMALS

1. Improving public awareness about the animal crisis and what people can do to help.

2. Providing direct support to organisations, rescue groups and shelters in the region.

3. Convincing religious leaders to issue fatwah (Islamic rulings) supporting neutering of stray and abandoned cats and dogs in locations that have population crisis.

4. Lobbying to:

(a) STOP categorising cats and dogs as โ€˜pestsโ€™;

(b) STOP โ€˜Trap and Killโ€™ policies and conduct large scale humane โ€˜Trap Neuter Releaseโ€™ and vaccination programmes;

(c) CRIMINALISE pet abandonment and animal abuse enforcing laws with tough punishments;

(d) CLOSE pet markets and criminalise breeding and sale of cats, dogs, wild and exotic animals;

(e) ESTABLISH regulated frameworks to empower citizens to conduct animal rescue and establish community managed colonies.

1001 PAWS IN ACTION

Awareness

Public awareness campaigns and advisory efforts working with schools, communities, property operators and governments.

Direct Action

Direct action through local groups to support animal care, population management for best public health and safety.