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.

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.

Latest news from IAPWA

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

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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How can I help the animals this Christmas?

Christmas is a time of giving, and what better way to spread the love than by helping IAPWA ensure that every animal in our care knows somebody is thinking of them at this time of year. They may not have a family of their own this Christmas, but with your help we can ensure they won’t be forgotten.

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