Thursday, March 29, 2007

Good news for animals - for once.

Apart from horses and camels, animal welfare isn't high on the agenda in the region.

There are plenty of stray dogs, including many disgracefully abandoned by expats returning home. K9 Friends has been doing what it can for them, but the charity was in danger of closing because they received an eviction notice to leave their premises at Al Barsha.

Now apparently the Dubai Government has stepped in to provide land for a purpose-built dog welfare shelter. The new shelter will be funded by the government, we're told.

Slowly but surely we do seem to be moving in the right direction on a number of fronts. This is another example and the government is to be congratulated for this action.

Now, let's get some urgency into the new Dubai Zoo.

The story is here.


caz said...

Nice to read some good news for a change. I would think the situation would be pretty desperate.


trailingspouse said...

The contract to rebuild the zoo (at Dubailand) WAS going to be negotiated, in order to fast track the process. However they have now decided to have a design competition. Nice idea, but it will cause further delays.