Welcome to the animal welfare website!

Animal Welfare Al Ain is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to improving the welfare of animals in Al Ain.

We rely on volunteers and members of the community to carry out our work. We do not have a shelter or office. This means that if you see an animal and rescue it from the street, you are taking responsibility as there may be no foster homes available. However, we always do our best to help. 2 companies contracted by the Municipality which treat sick street animals and sterilise them for free (AWA is not recommending or endorsing these companies, we are only informing you of their service):

Al Ain (north) PMC: 03 735 8118 or call 993.

Al Ain (south): Eagle 800 2500 or 052 985 1862

We are a member society of WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) and MENAW (Middle East Network for Animal Welfare). We also work with other animal welfare groups in the UAE.


Please help us find Mia, a 5 year old brown and white small desert dog (female), ran away on early morning of 2 December after being frightened by fire works in Al Qudra desert, off second roundabout (after Emirates Road). We spent three nights and days in Desert looking for her. Please e-mail: sirajulmunir@hotmail.com

Lost Cat Coco. Coco is missing since end of August from The City Seasons hotel area in Al Ain. He was located next to Adnoc round about. He is 5 years old, around 5kg, beige and stressed around other pets. His microship number is 784098100017868. He doesn't have his back teeth. Contact: 055 7535035. Details on: https://findmypet.ae/pets/coco9

My lovely buddy Bushoo has been missing since about Sept 10, 2015. He has gone missing after mid night. He is an outdoor-indoor cat, goes out for 1-2 hours and then comes back. But he has not been spotted nor come back. I live in Al-Ain, near the Jahily/Canady Shabia area. He is microchipped and is a very friendly cat if approached properly. Please call me 050-9959807 if you find my buddy. I love him a lot and always search 3 hours a day for him.


Cat found. This beautiful tawny long hair female was found in the Al Sarooj area of Al Ain. She is being fostered but if you know her lease, contact us. She may have been abandoned and so may need a new home. If you can foster or adopt her then send an email (Contact us page).

Dog found. This white mixed breed dog was found wandering in the streets in Al Ain on Friday 26th June 2015. If he is yours, please go to the Contact Us page on this website and send a message with your mobile number and we can try to find his home.

Cat found. This well groomed cat (unneutered male) was found in Al Kalidayya on November 10, 2015. Contact Sharon (055 5826410) if you know to whom this cat belongs.

AWA Donation Box for Cat food in Al Jimi Mall

If you have been to Al Jimi mall recently you may have noticed that we have returned the cat food donation box. We had a great response to this last year with lots of wet and dry cat food. Thank you very much for your generosity! It is great to feel that we have this anonymous support.
We need more dry food as we have now 4 sites where we have cat cafes (cat feeding stations) at some educational campuses around Al Ain. We give them dry food every day and a few times a week we add some wet food to their diet.(All the cats that we feed have been sterilised). You can donate tins or packets of cat food or money for our Cat Cafes.Go and see it at Al Jimi Mall main entrance.

See Education Page for more details on Cat Cafes.




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A selection of animals looking for a home

Here are some of the beautiful pets for adoption or fostering-go to Adopt a Pet page or Foster an Animal Page.


Please read the notes on 'What to consider before adopting

a pet' on the Adoption Page


We require you to fill in an application form before adopting and there is an adoption fee. This is because they have mostly been spayed, treated and cared for by us for a period of weeks or months.



Our Mission:

  • To raise awareness of the importance of a trap, neuter, return program for feral cats
  • To treat sick, injured or abandoned animals
  • To help find permanent homes for abandoned pets
  • To work with the municipality to improve the standards of pet shops
  • To promote the Cat Cafe concept (See Education page for details)

Click on the link below to read about the laws governing animal welfare in the UAE

Animal Welfare Law


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