Here is an interesting fact – experts believe that the single most important thing that we can do to save cats and dogs from all the suffering and death that their overpopulation causes is to spay and neuter them. This makes a BIG difference: Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens!
There are a number of veterinary clinics in Doha and here we have done a roundup of what kind of charity work they do in the community for abandoned, abused and stray pets.
Qatar Veterinary Center has been rescuing and rehoming animals from the day they first opened and have found loving homes for literally hundreds and hundreds of neglected, abandoned and abused pets. They are not a shelter and are not funded but do this with limited resources as a service to the community. They have a strict spay and neuter policy for every animal that is adopted to try and help curb the disappointing number of animals that are abandoned and neglected in Qatar.
The Canadian Veterinary Hospital is committed to providing your pet with the very best of care. Abandoned animals often end up on their doorstep and they are never turned away. The centre will give them the necessary vaccinations and treat them if necessary, to get them ready for adoption as soon as possible. A prospective owner will be interviewed thoroughly to ensure that these animals go to a good home.
The Veterinary Surgery makes every attempt to rehome and care for stray and abandoned animals. They treat the animal if needed and give them the necessary vaccinations and help the animals get used to humans. They work tirelessly to find a home for them through their Facebook page and by putting them in a visible place in the clinic so the clients will see them. If you would like to adopt an animal, you are always welcome to ask for information about the chosen animal along with future follow up care that will be needed. They also help to relocate animals all around the world and can even suggest a door-to-door service in exporting or importing an animal.
Park View Pet Center is owned by Abdullah Al Naemi who also founded 2nd Chance Rescue Centre. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming animals and takes in abandoned animals and may transfer them to the rescue centre or keep them at the clinic if they have medical issues. The centre will help to send animals abroad if needed and provide them will all the vaccinations before the animal is adopted. The centre has quite a large area for temporary shelter for these animals.
See more about the charity works of Abdullah Al Naemi on an upcoming blog this week…
Dr Faris Al Timimi Veterinary Clinic is located in Katara and the clinic is very generous in helping the rehoming and rescue centres by providing a substantial discount when animals are brought to them for treatment. The clinic, as with the other vets, offer their premises for fundraising activities for organisations such as Cats in Qatar.