A better future for animals in need
IAPWA is an international animal welfare charity and with your support we can change the lives of animals in need around the world
International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals
IAPWA (International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals) is a UK-registered animal welfare charity dedicated to creating a better future for animals in need.
Our first project, established in 2009, is based in Borneo, where we provide a lifeline to thousands of dogs and cats every year in need of veterinary care and support. Our companion animal programmes have since developed in other countries, including Romania and Penang Island.
Our passion for all animals has also seen us develop many partnerships and launch campaigns to help other species. Wherever there is suffering, we aim to make a difference and with your support we can continue to protect and improve the welfare of animals worldwide.
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Our work is funded entirely by the generosity of animal lovers worldwide.
It costs just £3 to vaccinate a dog to prevent them dying from debilitating but preventable diseases. It costs £5 to send a life-saving food bundle to feed a hungry animal. It costs £10 to neuter a dog to reduce the number of puppies born to suffer on the streets. Every penny and pound truly makes a difference.
If you want to help animals in need, there are lots of ways to get involved; from donating to our appeals, taking part in breathtaking challenges, or undertaking rewarding volunteering opportunities. Sign up to our newsletter to find out more.
Latest news from IAPWA
Each year, between the 26th of November and 4th of December, the UK celebrates the beginning of tree planting season by kicking off National Tree Week. Trees are the largest plants and longest living species on Earth and are essential for a healthy planet, which is why they are more than worthy of being honoured with this week of observance.
We are building a new Borneo Animal Welfare Centre in 2023 from which we will run a comprehensive Dog and Cat Population Management Project, containing a range of programmes, some of which will be the first of their kind. We are so excited about the difference this project will make.
Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system of mammals. Whilst being 99.9% fatal, it is also 100% preventable by vaccination. World Rabies Day was launched in 2007 by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) as the first global advocacy, education, and awareness campaign for rabies. Learn more about this important campaign today.
By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 10 billion, requiring an increase in global food production by 70%, with greenhouse gases projected to increase by 80%. It is important to acknowledge the environmental harm the production of animal products causes. This blog, written by Vivian Sandler, explores that topic in more detail.
It’s so important to think ahead to ensure your dog is as safe as possible on a walk. With more people than ever owning dogs in the UK, dog parks can sometimes become overcrowded. Plus, we are seeing hotter summers and more extreme winters, so there are many factors to consider to ensure Fido’s tail keeps wagging.