QAWS Receives Two Tonnes of Pet Food for Abandoned Animals

The charity organized a food drive over the weekend
Monday , 17 August 2015
QAWS Receives Two Tonnes of Pet Food for Abandoned Animals

It’s no news that as summer comes, animals are abandoned with owners leaving the country and not putting the animals up for adoption. Luckily, over this recent weekend, the Qatar Animal Welfare Society announced a food drive organized by Doha’s South African community, it has taken in its largest donation of pet food.

The enormous two tonnes of food will be able to feed the abandoned cats and dogs for a month and will save the organization around QR20,000 in bills that will be used for the vets and other expenses.

South African Craig Swartz was the organizer of the drive, saying he was inspired to do something after the shelter launched an appeal in June to raise QR51,000 for rent. Like most animal welfare charities, they struggle to look after the animals especially during summer.

In a total of nine days, over 70 families gifted enough money to buy two tonnes of food.

The food drive is set to become a bi-annual event to help out other animal rescue groups in the future so keep an eye out!

For more information, check their Facebook and website.

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