was established in 1979 and is officially registered with the Bahrain Ministry of Labour as a non-profit organisation dedicated to the welfare of animals.
l Dr Hansel Geo is a veterinary consultant and surgeon for the BSPCA
and Charis Vets.
has relocated to its new BD330,000 ($864,000) headquarters in Askar.
, said the chairman, would take the stray animals and thereafter it is they who will decide on what to do with the animals, he said.
We have a rescue dog, although not from the BSPCA
, which was badly treated and it's the most gentle, sweet-natured animal.
The survey is important for us because nobody is doing anything in Bahrain to try solve this problem," said BSPCA
operations director Paul Duke.
Hughes said after the main AWC had been constructed, the BSPCA
planned to build a block of four stables that would be used for any large animals they receive, such as goats, camels, horses, sheep or baboons among others.
The children depicted their own ideas of 'happy animals at the new shelter', for example, animals riding the bus from Saar to Askar, animals lounging with iPads in the new animal welfare centre, whilst incorporating the logo and basic information from the BSPCA
We need the public to assist us in supplying data so that we can form an accurate picture of where and how many packs there are in the country," said Joyce Hughes, the BSPCA
receive more than 3,000 animals annually of which they manage to find homes for a mere 300 -- less than 10 per cent.
Although there is no official census taken, fund-raising co-ordinator Joyce Hughes, of the BSPCA
, said: "Most countries have population control methods in place to reduce street-dog packs and feral cat colonies and have dog wardens attached to their municipalities.
The initiative involved catching stray dogs, neutering and releasing them - similar to a previous BSPCA
programme that had to be abandoned due to lack of funds.