A quick guide to helping street cats in the UAE

A quick guide to helping street cats in the UAE

October 4 is World Animal Day. It’s a day that is dedicated to celebrating animal rights and welfare. According to the official World Animal Day website, the day is “to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building...
Stronger animal welfare rules planned in UAE

Stronger animal welfare rules planned in UAE

Conference discusses laws on transport of livestock, slaughterhouses, stray dogs and animal fights   by Derek Baldwin, Chief Reporter, Gulf News   Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi (left) greets Matthew Stone in the presence of Dr Majid Al Qasimi at the National...
Neutering Pets – Spays and Castrations

Neutering Pets – Spays and Castrations

Photo courtesy of http://catsherdyou.com/world-spay-day-2016/ Article by Open Paws Saudi Arabia    Veterinary professionals in developed countries are practically unanimous in their advice to neuter pets. Not only are there advantages to the animals’...
Not every stray needs rescuing, cat lovers advised

Not every stray needs rescuing, cat lovers advised

DUBAI // While it may seem like a good thing to “rescue” a cat from the streets, experts are warning animal lovers that their good intentions may do more harm than good. Not every stray is in need of rescuing they said, and too many felines end up...
Plight of abandoned pets in UAE

Plight of abandoned pets in UAE

“If they start a fund of just Dh100 per month, by the time they leave the country people would afford to take their pets with them,” she said. An Australian family about to leave Abu Dhabi for good, stops by at a veterinary centre on their way to the...