Ramadan is a time of goodwill: goodwill to men, women and our friends in the animal kingdom. Sadly this is easily forgotten in Dubai, where hundreds, if not thousands, of pets are abandoned every year. There are a handful of organisations working round the clock to find these animals a home, but they need your help!
Before rushing to snatch up one of these adorable animals, remember that adopting a pet is a full-time commitment – if you’re likely to leave Dubai at some stage in the future, you should be prepared to take Fido or Tiddles with you (which can be costly). Experts at K9 Friends and Feline Friends also remind you to consider your living situation. It can be difficult caring for an animal properly in a shared apartment, just as it can be if you work long hours. According to Amanda Joyce of Feline Friends, one of the biggest shocks to new pet owners is vet bills. Sadly, there’s no avoiding these, so budget accordingly. However, if you’re ready to deal with commitment, then you’ll be rewarded with an unconditionally loving companion. We’ve featured just a few of the animals that are in need of a good home on these pages, and there are many more out there. Just remember: a pet is for life, not just for Ramadan.
Cats Seville, Dundee and Marmaduke
Friendly, purry, playful and litter tray-trained – what more could you ask for from three feisty felines? They’re looking to play now, so don’t delay. Can be adopted separately. Vaccinated and micro-chipped.Contact Feline Friends.