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Happy Paws Charity Organization, founded in 2004, strives to be a service to the STRAY animal community in Malta and to the people who care for them, by providing Free neutering for those caretakers who have joined our Team, in our own Veterinary Clinic, promoting our stray dog adoption scheme and various other programs. Apart from our resident Veterinary Staff, it is completely run by volunteers. We finance the organization by operating 5 charity shops, through sponsorships, donations, our Rainbow wall, our 12th players and fund-raising events. We believe the only way to control stray dog and cat overpopulation and the killing of adoptable animals is by decreasing birth rates.

This is why we opened the Happy Paws Animal Clinic – the only spay and neuter clinic of its kind in Malta. 
Happy Paws is a registered and recognised non-profit NGO (VO 0119).

Our Projects

Learn more about our objectives and the projects to achieve them.


Neutering Program!

Are you taking care of, looking after or feeding a colony of strays and concerned about the ever growing numbers? You want Happy Paws to help you with neutering cats and dogs?

We offer FREE! neutering of stray animals for our Team Card holders.

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We believe the only way to control stray dog and cat overpopulation and the killing of adoptable animals is by decreasing birth rates.

Adoption Scheme!

You have been thinking about getting a dog or a cat?   But you are worried about the medical costs?

We have made agreements with Noah's ArkA.A.A. , Island Sanctuary that if you officially adopt a dog, which needs to be 2 years or older, or a cat/kitten from CSAF, the medical advice and treatment needed by this dog/cat during its lifetime, will be given  free of charge in our clinic (medicines will be charged at cost price).

On adoption the dog/cat will be neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. We hope that with this initiative more people will consider giving a stray animal a safe and loving home.

By adopting a dog/cat from a sanctuary, more places will become available for strays still living on the streets.

Since opening our clinic we have treated more than 34000 animals!

From neuterings to emergencies. These emergencies included other animals such as bird of prey (broken leg), ferret, rabbit (removing gall stones), an abandoned mouse with eye problems, a monkey, a horse, even a pig and many others.  

Neutering Service

Under our neutering scheme the dogs in Noah's Ark and Island Sanctuary have all been neutered/micro-chipped and In cooperation with Dog's Trust we have treated the dogs of AAA , SPCA and Animal Welfare in Ghammieri.  

Adoption Scheme

Designed to help increase the number of animals adopted from sanctuaries.    206 sanctuary dogs have now found a home through our Adoption Scheme. The scheme has now been extended with the Zoë cat adoption program.

Donate Goods

We are mainly funded by your donations of goods to sell in our shops. Clothing, ornaments, books, paintings, shoes, bedlinnen, china, toys, house hold appliances, furniture and even old towels (for use in the clinic) etc. Please bring in goods to our shops in Santa Venera/Hamrun  or Marsaskala. For people with mobility problems we will be able to arrange a pick-up. 

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Not only Neutering!

We also provide:

  • Emergency treatment
  • Complete Health Exams
  • Heartworm & Intestinal Parasite Testing
  • Immunizations
  • Dental Services
  • X-rays
  • International Health Certificates
  • Microchipping


What Our Clients Say

  • Luna

    Thank You Happy Paws for spaying me! It's been less than 7 days since my surgery and I'm back to my usual self - happy and full of energy! Regards Luna.

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