22375473 2076972122328838 2098723340 oGareth, our receptionist had a special helper today. Her name is Maya and she is adorable. She came for a check up but her owner told us her story. Maya was rescued from the hunters who left only male dogs from the litter. She is alive only because they thought she was a male. Then she got adopted very quickly by a present owner who does not care if it is a female or a male.
All animals deserve love.

Busy day at the Clinic!

puppies miniWe had a very busy day today. One of the surgeries was a cesarean. We welcome four puppies that are less than one day old!

Dog Adoption

big 001We have a new dog adoption today which brings the total up to 226.The latest dog to be adopted is an 8 year old Male Brown Chihuahua named Prince. Owner's name is Lynnette Charlotte Robinson. Adopted from AAA.

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Veterinary Nurse 

We have an exciting opportunity for a part time position of a Veterinary Nurse:

The duties of the veterinary nurse will be:
Assisting with the surgeries.
Preparing animals for the surgery.
Cleaning the exam rooms, dental room, theaters.
Preparing the exam rooms for the visits.
Assisting the veterinary surgeon during the visit
Ordering medications.
Pricing up the surgeries in the system.
Data management such as x-rays, medicine stock levels, etc.
Registering clients in BeeFree system.
Booking appointments for the surgeries.
Ordering medication and medical equipment.
Data management such as invoices, microchips, blood test results, etc.
Picking up the phones and answering client's questions.
Managing Happy Paws Facebook inbox.

If you care about animals, enjoy working in a team environment, are dynamic, eager to develop your career and are looking for a challenging job, this is the spot for you.
Please send your CV and the covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.."

      Veterinary Surgeon
Happy Paws Animal Clinic has a vacancy for an experienced veterinary surgeon.
An exciting opportunity for a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon with 4-6 years experience, to join our amazing team at the Happy Paws Animal Clinic, one of the best in Malta.
We are offering a permanent full time position.
Qualifications required:
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- License of good conduct from applicable state veterinary board
- Comfortable providing services (vaccinations/blood draws/micro chipping, fecal tests) in front of clients
- 4 to 6 years of experience, in general practice and surgery
- Excellent customer service
- Able to provide training in general surgeries to final year veterinary students.
- Able to provide services in a fast paced environment
- Liability insurance required
- Maltese veterinary warrant
Candidates are requested to send their CV to:
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In memory of Ms Julie Belinda Scerri who passed away on the 13th September. The family requests that instead of receiving flowers, donations will be given to Happy Paws Charity Organisation and Tomasina Cat Sanctuary. Thank you very much. Rest in peace Ms Julie Belinda Scerri, a true animal lover.

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Chihuahua found!

A lady came with it to the shop today. Found in front of LIDL Santa Venera. She took it to the vet first: Female, 8  years old plus, not chipped. Call Kevin Micallef 7988 4081. 

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Her feeder found her weak and covered in tar after few days missing. You can not imagine how painful it has to be. Our veterinary surgeon Louise and veterinary nurse Ilija spent more than one hour to remove the tar. Hopefully now she will get better. 
Please do not leave open buckets with tar. You know how curious cats can be!
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Thank You!!

It is amazing to see that animals have so many friends and supporters!

We will be given new A/Cs!

Happy Paws Charity Organisation has received help and donations from many of you and it is very nice to see people unite for a great cause.

Thank you very much on the behalf of all the stray cats and dogs and on behalf of the wonderful staff at the Happy Paws Charity Organisation.

Also, special thank you to everyone that shared our story as well as the Media that helped people to become aware of the theft we were victim of.

Happy Paws Clinic will continue its mission to help the strays. So far we have treated over 50,000 animals.

Most of our work goes to help the stray animals; we heal them and neuter them for free and all of this is made possible through the support of our amazing community.

Special thanks to the donors that came to help right away. 
Because of them the clinic can continue to perform surgeries. 
Mr Charles Pace 
Mr Philip Gatt 
Mr Karl Galea of Audio Electronics
Cutrico Limited
Fieldsportsmalta Limited

The police investigation is still ongoing.

We have a very nice collection of NEW wedding dresses, a total of 33, all different styles and sizes. This is your opportunity to look gorgeous on your wedding day, without breaking the bank. The dresses are in our Santa Venera/Hamrun shop and sold for 100 euro each!

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New Students!

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 Please welcome our new students from Royal Veterinary College in London. Alexandra Shiels (right) and Charlotte Plowman (left) are very helpful from day one. We are wishing them an effective practice with us and a nice time in Malta.

22181482 1639226796120211 3129108574015529600 oTo celebrate the arrival of the puppies in the clinic, we have a free check up to win. All you have to do is guess the breed of the puppies. Write below the post on our Facebook page the name of the breed you think that the puppies are. The first person who will give the right answer will win one free check up for his/her one pet to use in October 2017. One person can write only one post and suggest only one breed.

New Student

szWe have a new student at the clinic! Szymon Zyla is a Polish student at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin that is on the Erasmus+ scheme with us for 8 weeks. We hope that it will be a good practical experience for him. We are wishing him all the best (including some nice weather).

Lovely kitten needs home!

22050774 2060609677298416 542036316 oThis 8 week old kitten spent most of its life on the street, hiding inside cars. It is a miracle she is still alive. So many strays are not so lucky. The small survivor was rescued today by Will Watts, who can not keep her. The kitten is up for adoption. 
If anyone would be willing to adopt a cuddly and playful female kitten, please contact Will at  77097787

Unlucky?...... lucky!

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An 8 weeks old blind stray kitten, found a family today!  We had a complicated surgery on a 8 weeks old stray kitten. The eyes were so badly infected by the herpes virus that we had to remove them. Sounds like a very sad story. However, there was a girl that was asking us few days ago if we have any kitten to adopt. When we told her about this one she wanted him straight away. Today Sacha came with her boyfriend Jimmy and they are going to take care of the kitten that they named "Coco".

You would be surprised about how much of a "normal life" blind cats can have. Here you can find some tips how to live with a blind cat:

Another Emergency

21414629 1454838534552499 4867458865563367556 oYesterday we had an emergency surgery. A female street dog that had a Pyometra which is a life threatening infection in the uterus. Our Dr. Louise Forrest started the surgery just minutes after the dog was brought to the clinic. The situation was very dangerous because if it was not operated on immediately, the dog might not have survived. Right now, the dog is fine and doing well.

The biggest thank you goes to Rosalind Agius, who brought the dog to the clinic. She is running the Association for Abandoned Animals. She found the dog and noticed that something was not right. Rosalind is an angel who saved hundreds of street dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please check the Association for Abandoned Animals facebook icon page


We have just neutered 1000 stray cats this year! Half of them could be females. It means that we saved the island from 9000 abandoned kittens in 2018!


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Last week our A/Cs got stolen and we are still struggling with the heat. As most of you already know, we will get new ones from generous donors. First help just arrived! Completely new portable A/C. It is very much a necessity for today and the following days till the new A/Cs will be installed. Thank you Fieldsportsmalta Limited"

foto van Happy Paws Charity Organisation.Someone has stolen our A/C units from our clinic's outside wall! It happened between yesterday 4pm and this morning 7am. We arrived this morning and we thought that our A/C's were broken, unfortunately after a while we realised that they are not working because they are not there any more! We had a lot of surgeries today and we have many more everyday from Monday to Friday! Its not fair on the animal patients at the clinic in this weather to have to cope without A/C . Who could have an idea to steal from the charity?! If you have any information regarding this matter, please contact us immediately on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Maybe we can solve the theft together. The A/C unit's brands were Mercury EcoFresh and Westpoint. If you care about strays please share!

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