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/cat adoption schemes 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, the 12th players and fund-raising events. We believe the only way to control stray dog/cat overpopulation and the killing of adoptable animals is by decreasing birth rates.
We offer FREE! neutering of stray animals for our Team Card holders.
We are not a sanctuary, but we have made agreements with Noah's Ark , A.A.A. and 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.
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.
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.
Designed to help increase the number of animals adopted from sanctuaries. 213 sanctuary dogs and 5 cats have found a home through our Adoption Scheme. The scheme has now been extended with the Zoë Cat Adoption Program.
Happy Paws is supported by over 70 dedicated volunteers, who really are the heart of our charity. If you are interested in stray animal welfare and like to be a part of it, we would be happy to welcome you in our team. You can make a difference. You will find it highly rewarding and also fun to meet many like-minded people and make new friends.
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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Use our Vet to treat you Pet, by being a paying customer in our Clinic today, you help to get the stray animals treated tomorrow!
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.