IAPWA was founded in 2009 to provide protection and improve the welfare of animals in need. Today we are an international animal welfare charity, driven to provide a lifeline for animals around the world.  

Through our projects and partnerships, we’re committed to creating a long-term change for a better future for animals. Our work is vast and includes providing veterinary teams to local sanctuaries, educating children about the importance of animal welfare, working with authorities to develop humane neutering programmes and finding forever homes through our Adoption Programme. We provide care to thousands of animals worldwide every year and rely on the support of generous animal lovers like you to help us.

Our Vision

Our vision is a world where all animals are treated with compassion and respect.


Our Mission

Our mission is to protect and improve the welfare of animals in need.


Our Values

The protection and welfare of animals is our passion.

We work tirelessly to provide a lifeline to animals in need.

We act with integrity, respect and compassion.

We value our staff, volunteers, supporters and partners.

We collaborate with others who share the same vision.

We are committed to the responsible and transparent use of funds.

Our Awards and Nominations

We are extremely proud to have been the recipients of a range of awards; from the Ceva ‘Charity of the Year’ Award in 2015, to Veterinary recognition accolades and a Medal from the House of Commons for International Achievement.