Dogs in Dubai

Dog shelter K9 Friends – what you need to know in numbers
ByLauren SteadmanThursday , 28 August 2014
Dogs in Dubai
Abandoned dogs in Dubai are taken in by K9 Friends

As K9 Friends plans another top pub quiz, we look at the organisation’s work to help the emirate’s homeless pooches

1987-88

A group of animal lovers plan to found a kennel club for pedigree dogs. The idea is soon shelved in favour of setting up a shelter for strays. Most are fostered by volunteers or placed in commercial kennels.

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Years for which the organisation continued to operate in this way.

2008-09

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum gives K9 Friends its own land and facilities.

135

Adult dogs it can house, each in an air-conditioned kennel. It also has room for 30 puppies… aww!

30

Pupils who can visit at any one time to learn about responsible dog care.

INFO: 7.30pm, Wed 10 Sep, McGettigan’s, Bonnington JLT, Dubai, 04 356 0560, www.facebook.com/mcgettigansdubai. To register a team of four, call Nicky Barr on 050 548 3604 or email quarterlyquiz@itp.com. To learn more about how you could help K9 Friends, see www.k9friends.com

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