IAPWA’S vision is of a world in which cruelty to all animals is history. Our projects are developed, carefully implemented and then professionally managed to best practice animal welfare standards. We are currently helping stray dogs in northern Borneo.
There are three key elements to our project in Kota Kinabalu (KK), northern Borneo, the underlying objectives of which are Trap Neuter and Release (TNR) and radically improving the welfare of dogs and cats in the region.
A – Change for a Pound
Over the last few years IAPWA has been liaising with the government in KK to discuss a humane programme based on trusted methodology, sourced from successful TNR projects worldwide. This has resulted in a best practice template, which the team will evolve and use in KK and subsequently in other regions.
Our team is a fully qualified volunteer veterinary team from the UK, plus Pound staff, trained by us, to take over the running of the city’s Dog Pound.
Using wholly humane and caring methods to catch and neuter the strays, at the same time as attending to their veterinary needs.
B – The Community Action Team (CAT)
The main aims of the CAT project are to provide a mobile service within KK offering high quality, low cost or free veterinary care and neutering for dogs and cats, alongside an education programme concentrating on improving animal welfare.
C – Share and Care
The Share and Care element was designed by IAPWA to work together with, and when required provide support to, other animal welfare charities in KK. The reason underlying everything we do is to improve animal welfare and we believe that it’s essential to work alongside other groups in order to achieve this.