A better future for animals in need

We are an international animal welfare charity and with your support we can change the lives of animals worldwide.

International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals

IAPWA (International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals) is a UK registered international animal welfare charity, dedicated to creating a better future for animals in need.

Our first project, established in 2009, is based in Sabah, Borneo, where we have a facility and team providing 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.

Get involved and make a difference

There are so many ways you can involved with IAPWA to help us create a better future for stray animals. As a small animal welfare charity, every donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference to the animals who rely on our vital lifeline. Whether your donation goes towards much-needed food, ongoing care, or emergency medical treatment, you are providing those who have no family of their own with the chance at a happy future. On behalf of all of the animals in IAPWA’s care, thank you for your support.

Make a Donation

As a small animal welfare charity, every donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference to the animals who rely on our vital lifeline.
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Join the Coffee Challenge

Why not swap your coffee cup to save a stray pup? For just £3 a month, you can provide a stray puppy with a vaccination to help give them the bright future they deserve.
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Charity Shop

Visit the IAPWA Shop today, where all proceeds from every item listed goes towards the care and treatment of our patients.
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Fundraising

Fundraising for animals in need couldn't be more simple. At IAPWA, we recognise that everyone is different and would like to help in their own way. That's why the sky's the limit with what you can do to help!
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Sign up to a Challenge

There’s nothing more exciting than throwing on your hiking boots and jetting off on a new adventure, especially when that adventure gives you the opportunity to raise lifesaving funds for animals around the world.
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Join our Educator Programme

IAPWA are currently recruiting Educator volunteers to speak about our work in their local communities. In this role, volunteers will play a vital role in IAPWA’s work.
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Join Team IAPWA

Our work is funded entirely by the generosity of animal lovers worldwide. As an international animal welfare charity, we’d love for you to get involved and help us improve the lives of animals in need.

It costs just £3 to vaccinate a dog to prevent them dying from debilitating but preventable diseases. It costs just £10 to neuter another 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 UK and Overseas Challenges to rewarding volunteering opportunities. Sign up to our newsletter to find out more.

Read more on IAPWA's work

Read about our work at IAPWA. Our first project, established in 2009, is based in Sabah, Borneo, where we have a team providing veterinary care and support to thousands of dogs and cats every year. Our companion animal programmes have since developed in Penang Island and Romania. We’ve also been involved in wildlife reserve campaigns, helping all paws and claws! You can see the results our supporters and team have received  by getting involved!

Latest news from IAPWA

Head on over to our blog to read all of the latest news and updates from IAPWA. 

The Personalities and Plight of Farmed Animals

Animal exploitation is so ingrained in society that most people contribute to it unknowingly. Globally, humans consume about 350 million tons of meat a year—three times the amount that was consumed fifty years ago, with this number only rising as countries develop economically and populations rise (The World Counts, 2021; Ritchie & Roser, 2019). While the last fifty years saw the world population double, global meat consumption tripled (Thornton, 2019; Ritchie & Roser, 2019).

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The Animal Sentience Debate: From BCE to the 21st Century

Talks about animal sentience–whether nonhuman animals can feel pain or pleasure–is not a new topic. Currently, we are living in a time when it is not difficult to find documentaries on animal sentience and intelligence, along with alternative products at the supermarket that do not involve animal suffering.

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Easy fundraising ideas to support patients at IAPWA

At IAPWA, our work is funded entirely by the generosity of animal lovers worldwide and we are always grateful for any offers of support to help us to improve the lives of animals in need. Could you help us raise funds for animals right now?
Fundraising is a wonderful opportunity to bring your community together; including family, friends, and neighbours, all participating towards a rewarding cause.

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Tick Bite Prevention Week

At IAPWA, our work is funded entirely by the generosity of animal lovers worldwide and we are always grateful for any offers of support to help us to improve the lives of animals in need. Could you help us raise funds for animals right now?
Fundraising is a wonderful opportunity to bring your community together; including family, friends, and neighbours, all participating towards a rewarding cause.

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Why Romania?

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge rise in the number of Romanian rescue dogs being re-homed in the UK, alongside an increase of awareness in the general public about the plight of dogs in the country. Romania’s stray dog problem is highly complex and became much worse in the 1970s, when the country-wide move towards urbanisation resulted in many people moving into small apartments and no longer being able to keep their pet dogs.

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World Spay Day 2022

Spaying is the surgical removal of the female reproductive organs – the ovaries and uterus – from dogs and cats. The male equivalent is called castration, which is the surgical removal of the testicles. Collectively, spaying and castration are often referred to as sterilisation, neutering, fixing or dressing. But why do we do it?

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