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 long-term change, working towards a better future for all animals. Our work is vast and includes providing veterinary services to animals in need, educating communities about the importance of animal welfare, working with authorities to develop humane dog and cat population management programmes, and even finding supportive homes for dogs and cats through our adoption programmes. 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.