Following an urgent public appeal for donations, the Doha office of De Boer, a leading temporary structures organisation, provided a large tent for over 100 cats and dogs after one of Qatar’s largest animal shelters was ruined by extensive surface flooding and the entire operation needed to be relocated at short notice.
According to Janet Berry, co-founder of Qatar Animal Welfare Society (QAWS), an underground well burst onsite, submerging the Muaither shelter in three feet of water.
The loan tent provided by De Boer Qatar has been a life saver. Within 48 hours of the flood disaster, De Boer stepped up and provided a safe place for 100 plus dogs to live in.’
Janet added that the shelter could not have continued without the kindness and generosity of some local companies.
I can’t stress enough how De Boer Qatar really did save the day for our dogs. We are so very grateful.’
Graeme Pattison, account manager at De Boer Qatar said that De Boer is committed to supporting the local Doha community through these types of initiatives.
We were really pleased to be able to donate a temporary shelter to QAWS and to continue to house the homeless pets of Qatar. This is our way of returning the great support De Boer has received from the Qatari community over the past twelve years.’
Today, hundreds of pets including two dogs, Eggy and Rex, are benefiting from the temporary shelter. Eggy, a white Labrador-Saluki mixed breed suffering from rickets, is now getting on well at the shelter and enjoys being around people. Rex was rescued after having been found abandoned in the desert. Today Rex is people-friendly and has a new appetite for life. As with all the QAWS pets, Eggy and Rex are ultimately looking to be adopted into forever homes.
QAWS has plans in place to relocate its 300 animals to a purpose-built permanent shelter, which is a process that could take up to 18 months. In the meantime, QAWS accepts donations to keep current operation functioning and they encourage people to visit the facility to see animals they are helping.
With offices across the Middle East, De Boer delivers a multitude of facilities associated with temporary and semi-permanent infrastructure. Visit their website for more information about the company.