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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/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.

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).

Neutering Program!


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

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


Benefit Scheme!


newHappy Paws Charity Organization, now offers people who are on benefits, reduced prices for treatment of their pets.


Adoption Scheme!


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

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.


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.    213 sanctuary dogs and 10 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.

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

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!


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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