GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:  Today, many people will know that it's International Cat Day, which is often used to not only celebrate the special bond between humans and cats, but also to advocate for the safety and well-being of cats.

Unfortunately, the number of animals being abandoned on the streets by their owners and illegal breeders is rising drastically in the UAE. This is now becoming a pressing issue, so many cats are needlessly suffering on our streets. 

To combat this, EAWS (Emirates Animal Welfare Society) is hoping to work with the police and Dubai Municipality in the very near future, to try and charge these people with animal cruelty. Even if they have left the country.  

In some unfortunate circumstances people are genuinely unable to keep their pets due to their personal circumstances changing beyond their control. 

However, sadly out of every 100 cases – just five are genuine.

UAE residents who travel or indeed choose to leave the country for good, often neglect trying to find a new home for their pet or avoid paying the costs of boarding, and instead dump their pet on the streets. This is one of the cruelest things anybody can do to a small loving animal. 

For all pet owners, it is important to remember your cat is domesticated and as a result will find it very difficult to survive on the street amongst thousands of stray and feral animals. 

The cats you see already living on the streets are very likely to have been born and grown up there. They have adapted to the extreme weather and are able to cope on their own. 

These cats are often very territorial and can be prone to attacking new arrivals in their area. It's important to remember these animals don't have constant access to food and water and are unlikely to want to share any scraps that they do come across. 

With over 100,000 stray cats on the streets of Dubai alone, residents have become immune to recognizing so many begging for food. For every pet that is rescued, sadly another 20 are less fortunate and in most cases are likely to suffer and die as a result of starvation or from infection, often caused by wounds. Many try to find their way home again, and due to lack of road sense are runover and killed. 

Kittysnip asks just one thing of potential owners, please only adopt a pet if you're committed to keeping it for a lifetime and if you decide or indeed, you're forced to leave one day, please be responsible.

Firstly, you can drastically cut the cost of repatriating your pets, if you do the paperwork yourself. There are websites explaining how to do this. It's a very easy process. Also start putting money away every month for the cost of your pets' travelling expenses.

Secondly there are other options to try and rehome your pet or pay for boarding while volunteers try and find a new home for your pet. 

For animal lovers in Dubai who cannot guarantee providing a long-term home for their pet there are various other ways that you can help out – either by fostering cats until a permanent home is found or by helping out at your local established animal shelter.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 9089 times
Posted on : Wednesday, August 14, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : A Purr-fect weekend with Kittysnip adoption day
Next Story : Every MEOWment counts, meet your PURRever friend at Kittysnip cat & kitten adoption day
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Foreo Set to Break the Beauty Stratosphere According to Experts
Mother's Day Gift Guide 2020
St Valentine's Day'
6 Trends That Will Dominate Beauty in 2020 According to Foreo
Dina Akesbi joins Clio Beauty on the Professional Beauty GCC Mainstage on 18th Feb!
Jaguar Land Rover on Tour Sheikh Hamdan's Falcons Dominate Hurr Category in Fakh...
5 Ways To Bring Spring's Top Trends Into Your Wardrobe
Costa Coffee Introduces 4u Healthy Food Range Across All UAE Stores in Partnersh...
Korea's Number One Beauty Brand Innisfree All Set to Celebrate the Grand Opening...
V-Motif Western
HONOR Launches the Iconic Glass Designed HONOR 20 in the UAE
Ortendahl Makes Team Abu Dhabi Debut in Kuwait as Al Mulla Launches Bid for Thi...
Rado True Thinline Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier'
Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer'
City of Gold Rewarded 200 Jewellery Shoppers With 4 Million Worth of Dubai City ...
Cisco Accelerates Applications in a Hybrid Multicloud World
Made in Italy: Top Picks from the Latest Deborah Milano Make-Up Range
Dubai Customs Graduates 1st Batch of “Dubai Customs Leaders” Program
SPORTMAX 50th Anniversary Capsule Collection
Samsung's New Galaxy S20 Now Available for Pre-Order in the UAE
Italian Food Exports to the UAE Increases by 11%, Reports ITA Ahead of Italian P...
Union Coop to Sponsor the FAZZA Championships for People of Determination 2020
AS World Group Global Roadshow Promotes Expo 2020 Dubai at 33rd African Union Su...
Aston Martin DBX Makes First Public Appearance in UAE
Team Abu Dhabi Riders Grab Double Triumph On Dramatic Race Day in Kuwait
Arla Foods Introduces New Baby&me Organic Products to Saudi Arabian Market
Marks & Spencer, Britain's Best Loved Denim
Spring is in the Air at West Elm
Introducing Zeitun Premium Face Care Collection
Mother's Day Gifting - Steve Madden
Samsung Introduces Galaxy S10 Lite and Note10 Lite in the UAE
Now at IKEA Dubai you can buy with your time. IKEA's latest innovation converts ...
Create the Ultimate Home Cinema Room With LG
Celebrate Valentine's Day with PAN Emirates
Artificial Intelligence Seen to Play a Significant Role in Driving Success Rate ...
Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium Participates in Gulfood
Buyers Rush for Majid Al Futtaim's First ‘Elan' Townhouses at Tilal Al Ghaf
The Award-winning #burjumanfoodart Festival is Back by Popular Demand!
Heart-Winning Accessories from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Closes With Spectacular Finale in Aid of...
Hyundai Launches the All New I30 N in South Africa
Karl Lagerfeld Valentines Special
Cisco Launches a Comprehensive Security Architecture for Industrial IoT
How to Beat Pigmentation with DERMAdoctor
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Opens Gulfood 2020
Abu Dhabi University Celebrates UAE Innovation Month
“Planet Positive” is Tetra Pak's New Way of Doing Business
The Bentley Mulliner Bacalar – the Future of Coachbuilding
Planet Smart City Expands Its Global Reach With Launch in India
UAE Community Takes Millions of Steps in Solidarity With Children Who Walk Long ...