There are a number of amazing organisations and individuals who support animals without shelter facilities. Many of the following organisations assist both cats and dogs (and some may have a particular focus in one area). Please contact them directly for more information on how you can help.
If you are from an animal welfare organisation and would like your details listed, please contact us. If your organisation is listed below and you would like any information changed or updated, please contact us.
Animal Action UAE
Animal Action UAE is a group of volunteers who volunteer in their spare time to help animals in need. Their focus is to rescue and find homes for animals in need.
Arabian Saluki Center of Dubai (ASCOD)
ASCOD is a non-profit volunteer group dedicated to helping rescue salukis in the UAE. They send their rescues all over Europe and North America and have a network of volunteers there to support and assist them with their work.
Dubai Animal Welfare Society (DAWS)
DAWS do not have a facility, it operates out of foster homes so all of their animals are in the care of families in the community.
Emirates Animal Welfare Society (EAWS)
EAWS is the only registered Animal welfare society registered under the Ministry of Social Affairs with the aim to support the UAE government in executing the animal welfare laws.
Little Angels Animal Rescue League
Little Angels rescue and rehome stray and abandoned animals from all of the UAE. They also help with the feeding, treating and neutering/spaying.
Middle East Animal Foundation (MEAF)
MEAF was set up to improve public awareness towards the importance of animal welfare and to help prevent animal cruelty and abuse. Their programs include community animal management, adoption and fostering, TNR programs and providing education and awareness in the community. Whilst this organisation supports all animals it has a focus on addressing the stray cat problem.
Moon Puppies is an animal adoption centre based in JLT.
PARA UAE – Protection of Animal Rights Association
PARA is a non-profit organisation that aims to rescue and relocate animals and to provide animal welfare education.
Rescue Animals in Need United Arab Emirates
Rescue Animals in Need is a team of likeminded people helping stray, abandoned and neglected animals in the UAE. They focus on rehoming as many dogs and cats within and outside of the UAE as possible.
SNIFF (Strays Needing Interim or Furever Friends)
SNIFF is an animal rescue group which aims to rehome the UAE’s stray and abandoned animals. SNIFF is entirely assisted by the generosity of animal lovers in the UAE and beyond.
38 Smiles is a not for profit organisation which supports the stray animal population of Dubai by rescuing and rehoming stray animals.
Amanda’s Animal Rescue UAE
Amanda spends her time rescuing abandoned and stray animals and rehomes them with loving families.