About 1001 Paws

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

OUR PRIORITY: To end the unreported crisis facing hundreds of thousands of animals in the Middle East and North Africa.

OUR VISION: To revive a new golden age of animal wellbeing and inclusiveness in the region and end needless suffering.

OUR VALUES: We believe in the sacredness of all living things. We are committed to to protect animals and uphold their rights.

JOIN US: Let’s end needless animal suffering, starvation, disease, abandonment and abuse.

ACT NOW: Support overwhelmed rescue groups, improve public awareness and lobby for sustainable action.

Our Action to Win

We care for 2,800 abandoned cats and dogs in the Middle East

No Kill Shelters provide protected living for the vulnerable

Rescuers saving the most vulnerable stray and abandoned animals

We produce campaigns aimed at improving public attitudes

We lobby to improve policy and animal protection

Meet our Hero Team and Ambassadors

MANAGED COLONIES

What is a Managed Cat Colony?

  1. Trained helpers care for a group of healthy cats in a defined area (residential, commercial, hotel or private property).

  2. Cats are vaccinated, neutered and fed in a clean discreet way with strict guidelines that result in improved public health.

  3. Property owners/managers approve and support the programme.

What problems do Managed Cat Colonies help solve?

Managed Cat Colonies supported by 1001 Paws have proven to be a cost-effective and long-term solutions to reducing stray cat numbers, improving resident living standards and reducing complaints.

  1. Stops cat populations rising in the colony area. Cats are territorial, so the group of healthy, vaccinated and neutered colony cats protect the area, helping fight off new stray cats from entering.

  2. Helps protect the people who live and work in the location from sick stray cats.

  3. The Colony cats helps reduce the numbers of rodents and snakes in the location.

  4. Stops random people trying to feed cats and making mess and creating a bigger problem.

1001 Paws Managed Cat Colonies in action:

1001 Paws provides daily care for 2,800 abandoned and stray cats and dogs in the Middle East.

Care and Feeding programmes focus on Managed Colonies that follow strict guidelines to allow for a clean, healthy and safe environment for animals and humans.

TNR Programmes: 1001 Paws strongly advocates the neutering and vaccination of cats in locations that have over population crisis.

This method works and is the best solution to help the cats, to help the overwhelmed rescue groups and to help the people that live in those areas.

NO KILL SANCTUARIES

ANIMAL RESCUE

PUBLIC AWARENESS

Change Misconceptions

Help change misconceptions, attitudes and practices towards animals.

Raise
Awareness

Educate the public about the humane and appropriate ways to treat community animals.

Foster
Compassion

Foster empathy, compassion and commitment to protect  animals.

Educate
the Public

Raise awareness about the crisis, animal rights and welfare to influence public opinion.

1001 Paws helps educate communities towards changing mindsets and shifting attitudes while igniting action to provide a safe, healthy and harmonious environment for animals and people to thrive. 

We work with educational authorities and schools to run activities, workshops and children events to promote inclusivity and wellbeing for all – all means animals too – and how caring for community animals can improve public health and safety. 

1001 Paws public awareness campaigns include transmedia assets to engage various segments of the population. This includes films, videos, live events, staged shows, music and educational resources. 

 

ANIMAL CARE SCHOOL: Online Courses

ENROL: Cat Colony Management

Expert led, online course, with certification, for rescuers, carers and property managers/operators
Instructor: Ahmed Salim, Founder, 1001 Paws (UK)

STOP KILLING, STOP RELOCATING
This live course teaches highly successful humane methods to control stray cat numbers in the Middle East and North Africa, and provide care to community cats. Learn how to establish and maintain healthy Cat Colonies to positively transform your neighbourhoods. 

KIDS TV: 1001 Pawsies

If, like us, you love animals and share concerns bringing up Children, then 1001 Pawsies brings hope! We’ve combined animal welfare and education experts to produce 1001 Pawsies – A YouTube children’s channel aiming to captivate young minds and inspire a lifelong love for animals.

Filmed at our 1001 Paws No Kill Sanctuaries where rescued animals take centre stage as we tell stories of transformation. Join us, become an Executive Producer or Sponsor and your contribution will help us inspire Children with values and skills for a brighter future.

 

 

NO KILL SHELTER TV: 1001 Paws TV

Relaxing, calm TV, videos and music for you or your lonely, anxious, stressed or sick cat or dog… filmed directly from 1001 Paws No Kill Sanctuaries for rescued cats and other animals.

Join us, become an Executive Producer or Sponsor and your contribution will help us raise awareness of animal welfare.

Watching our videos helps the rescued animals living in our no kill shelters. Please subscribe, like and share. 

CAMPAIGN: 1001 Inventions and the Book of Animals

An educational initiative that has engaged millions of people around the world, produced by 1001 Paws and 1001 Inventions, it brings to life one of the oldest books written in Arabic about animals to help inspire curiosity in children and to promote caring for all living things.

The educational initiative comprises of a travelling exhibition, short film, children’s book and educational materials, that together provide a journey of discovery into the animal kingdom and natural world through the eyes of 9th-century explorer Al-Jahiz.

LOBBYING

From local authorities to community leaders, and property operators to animal welfare agencies,1001 Paws work with various stakeholders to promote effective community animals welfare policy measures sharing global best practice and tailoring it to local needs. 

1001 Paws is lobbying in the Middle East and North Africa to:

STOP!

Stop categorising cats and dogs as ‘pests’ and stop ‘Trap and Kill’ policies

START TNR!

Start ‘Trap Neuter Release’ efforts with fatwahs for high stray population areas

CRIMINALISE!

Criminalise pet abandonment and animal abuse. Enforce laws with tough punishments

CLOSE!

Close pet markets and criminalise breeding and sale of cats, dogs, wild and exotic animals

EMPOWER!

 Empower citizens to run animal rescue groups and establish  regulated managed colonies.

THE TEAM

Ahmed Salim
Founder of 1001 Paws
and 1001 Foundation
Simsim
Inspiration behind 1001 Paws
Sami Yusuf
Ambassador for 1001 Paws
Ashleigh
Operations & Media Manager
Stephan
Technology Manager
Hanan
Communications Advisor
Fatma
Rehoming Manager
Omar
Middle East Consultant
Ali
Lead Artist
Naveed
Technology Consultant
Izz
Middle East Colonies Manager
Younis
Rescue Manager
Enass
Campaign Manager
Rasha
Foster Carer
Suzzane
Foster Carer
Javid
Colony Manager
Sharukh
Colony Manager
Christine
Strategic Advisor
Mary Anne
Colony Manager
Tilani
Colony Support
Chamara
Colony Support
Omar
Media Producer
Amir
Colony Support
Ramu
Colony Support
K Ramu
Colony Support
Nepali
Colony Support
Gabi
Colony Support
Eddie
Colony Guardian
Asad
Colony Manager
Qassim
Colony Manager
Imran
Colony Support
Mehrab
Colony Carer
Sophie
Foster Carer
Saeed
Rescue Operator
Masoom
Colony Support
Walid
Colony Support
Amjad
Colony Support
Monir
Colony Support
Mateen
Colony Support
Mouayad
Rescue Operator
Sophie
Foster Carer
Kamran
Colony Support
Thankarage
Colony Support