WUFAW works closely with partner organizations throughout the world who share our vision and goals to ease animal suffering.
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Here are our major partners
Feeling helpless with the amount of abandoned and stray animals on the island of Puerto Rico, Jennice Duran decided to take matters into her own hands and formed ARYA Pets in 2014. She specializes in difficult cases that other rescues won’t take and spends her own money when necessary to pay for their medical care.
When the island was devastated by the recent earthquakes, we raised funds to purchase supplies and food so that Jennice could deliver to those in need.
In 2018, Jennice alerted us to the over-population of stray pot-bellied pigs living on the streets of the Caño in San Juan. So we started our STRAY PIG PROJECT and built over 6 pig dens, separating over 100 pigs by sex and vaccinating them, all before our work was stopped by the USDA in 2019. They deemed the pigs as an "invasive species" and decided to kill them instead. We did our best to fight them, but ultimately we were heartbroken.
Dumpster Doggies is based in the Kastamonu Province of Turkey, run by a superwoman named Sebahat. For eight years she has been feeding and medicating the 500+ stray dogs in the area.
Sadly, the local people are insensitive and don’t care for these animals because they don’t get milk, meat or wool from them. They don’t support the volunteers either and instead try to stop them from helping. Hunters abandon female or old, weak and sick dogs in the forest or at the dumping grounds. Farmers take young dogs to protect the hazelnut plantations for 5 months and at the end of harvest they dump the dogs at the landfills.
Sebahat brings these poor animals food and fresh water, treats simple medical cases like mange, and transports them to the clinics when she has enough funding. In 2019, DD was able to build a shelter so they could focus more on sterilizing the dogs and have since spayed and neutered over 200 dogs.
Dumpster Doggies reached out to WUFAW in April 2020 and asked for our help. We have now teamed up with them and have a plan to neuter as many males as possible, starting with 40 dogs every month. We will do more if we can raise enough money.
More commonly known as SlaughterHouse Survivors
SHS was founded by three expats living in Harbin, China dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming dogs from slaughterhouses, dog-meat traders and other horrendous backgrounds. They’ve saved over 2000 dogs since 2016 all while working full time jobs as teachers. With currently over 400 dogs at their shelter, along with a couple of pigs, foxes and chickens, these women work incredibly hard to educate the public about animal welfare.
WUFAW was honored to meet the founders in 2019; who inspire us with their dedication. We were lucky to bring over several of their dogs to find them homes before the quarantine in February 2020 caused all international flights to stop. We plan to transport more dogs in the future once the ban has been lifted.
Paws for Compassion
Paws For Compassion (PFC) was founded in 2015 by two animal enthusiasts and educators, not only so they could rescue animals in need, but also to educate the locals about animal welfare and how to properly care for their pets. Over the past 5 years, their aim has been to educate residents about animal cruelty taking place in the local communities and to change the future for companion animals, especially cats and dogs.
In 2019, we joined forces to sponsor spay/neuter events for dogs specifically, (Four Paws International sponsors the cats) since there is such an overwhelming need. To date we have successfully desexed, vaccinated and dewormed over 100 dogs. Servicing our first Pagoda in Early March of 2020.
We also raised over $11,000 for medical equipment so that PFC could open the first international vet clinic in the city.
PPAWS - Phnom Penh Animal Welfare Society
PPAWS is already doing extraordinary things on a small budget which is why we decided to help further their plight. The Dog Meat Trade is a thriving industry in Cambodia, with no regulations in place leaving the dogs (and cats) vulnerable to extreme cruelty. The trade is mostly supplied with stray and abandoned dogs and since the country is small, we know Spaying/Neutering is key to decreasing the number of animals killed for food.
Currently, PPAWS has a small education program, teaching children at the local pagodas and schools about how to properly care for their pets. Which is a great start, but this is another area that can be improved upon, taking the education program a step further to include compassion towards all animals and not just their pets.
In early 2020, we sponsored our first weeklong trip to the countryside to sterilize, vaccinate and deworm as many stray animals and pets possible. With the leadership of Alan Sinfield, the Director of PPAWS, we will continue to make these trips to service the rural areas where the dog meat trade finds it supply.
weACT! is an organization run solely by volunteers devoting their time to saving dogs from the gruesome Dog Meat Trade. Their mission is to the end the antiquated industry by shutting down slaughterhouses and dog meat farms in Korea. The dogs they rescue are often extremely sick with various life threatening diseases and severely neglected. weACT! provides medical care, foster homes, and eventually sends them here to the US and other countries for adoption.
We started working with weACT! In 2019 and have been sponsoring the care and transport of several dogs. Due to the pandemic of Covid 19 – we have quite a few more waiting for their flight to freedom. WUFAW loves working with small groups who are transparent and trustworthy. Too often foreign groups can be motivated by money ultimately causing problems for the animals.