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 5569 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
A touch of elegance with Al Asel
Introducing Pestle & Mortar
Glamorous Gilda for elegant lady'
The art of knurling
Tag Heuer Launches Limited Edition Green Aquaracer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabi...
Nikon ME Launches Film Festival - Cinema Z
Titan Watches unveils new ‘Create Your Moment' campaign
Versus Saint Germain
Protect your Hair with the New Hair Care Range from Color WOW.
CORUM announces Hu Bing as its new Global Brand Ambassador
Compact, yet spacious, Kia Pegas sedan to be sold in the UAE for the first time
Admiral AC-One 45 Chronograph Bronze
Union Coop Signs a contract with AL Aber contracting to construct Umm Al Quwain ...
Midi Moment
As Official Timekeeper of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, Tissot st...
Burberry Beauty reveals its runway make-up look, inspired by the September 2020 show
Beauty beyond time OMEGA's fine jewellery collection
Skin Care+ an Intensely Nourishing Range
General Civil Aviation Authority launches 2nd edition of Global Investment in Av...
Epson partners with Tenaui to participate in Xposure photography festival
Al Yousuf Motors hosts the UAE debut of the new MG5
Spring/Summer 2020
'Al Wahda Mall to welcome THE DEAL'
UAE-based investors to develop 5 Economic Zones in Bangladesh
Planetarium show by Lulu Group at Mushrif Mall this weekend
Epson launches world's smallest 3LCD laser projector in the region
GITEX Technology Week and GITEX Future Stars to show how next-gen technologies a...
Bee My Love – Cocktail Rings
Redtag's ‘just My Mood' Sleepwear Collection
Twelve Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls to participate in 11th annual ‘Feel the B...
MoHAP Organizes in Cooperation with Majid Al Futtaim an Awareness Campaign on th...
Emirates Steel to participate in the first Saudi International Iron & Steel Conf...
Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor Opens with a Gran...
Mintsa: Successfully launching in the UAE
UAE investors set to inject US$10 billion into Bangladesh economy
Turkish Airlines named 2020 Five Star Global Airline at APEX Awards
Dubai FDI delegation promotes Dubai in Denver
BMW at the IAA Cars 2019 in Frankfurt
The Rack by Kachins Presents PS20
Al Qemzi Keeps Team Abu Dhabi on Course for Quadruple World Title Success
The Trench Coat and Mac Edit
Educational Events of Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and Japan Aerospa...
GEMS Education finds a way on how to effectively prepare when your child flees t...
Ginger signs a new hotel in Candolim, GOA
Nursery to go paperless for a week as a mark of respect to the burning Amazon
Saxophone night with a view!
ENEC and TENEX renew MoU
October Specials at Le Meridien al Aqah
Materials Handling Middle East racks up 12% visitor turnout for 10th edition
GEMS Cambridge International Private School Sharjah welcomes 840 students and 60...