STRAY ANIMAL TEAM
The Stray Animal Team was initiated by RAK Animal Welfare Centre in collaboration with the Public Works & Services Department, to humanely control the stray populations of dogs and cats in Ras Al Khaimah.
WHAT DO THEY DO?
They have been trained by the World Society for the Protection of Animals to humanely catch animals, using proper catching equipment, and causing the least possible amount of stress to the animals.
Once caught, the animals are brought to RAK Animal Welfare Centre, who will:
1. Treat and rehome as many cats and dogs as possible, if they are deemed to be suitable for adoption.
2. Desex the healthy cats, who will then be returned to the exact same location as they were found. This helps to control the rodent population and to keep cats from other areas from migrating in (TNR).
3. Humanely put to sleep those stray dogs and cats that are unsuitable for rehoming and cannot be returned to the streets due to ill health.
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
Many of the stray cats and dogs are in a bad condition. They often do not have a regular supply of food in the overcrowded streets of Ras Al Khaimah, and are too weak to maintain their territory. Some have also become victims of animal cruelty.
Ras Al Khaimah has large populations of stray dogs and cats. These populations can cause road traffic accidents, a bad smell, noise, damage to property and a risk to owned pets. The Government of Ras Al Khaimah is behind this initiative, which aims to improve conditions for both the community and the stray animals of Ras Al Khaimah.
WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM YOU?
1. Please don’t let your pet animals add to the problem, by letting them stray and breed. Also if your pet is straying, our team might mistake it for a stray animal, causing it to get desexed or euthanased without your consent.
2. Please let our team do its job and don’t disturb them - they are not being cruel to the animals.
3. Make sure your own pet dogs and/or cats are clearly recognisable as being owned pets. They should wear a collar, preferably with a nametag.It also helps if they are microchipped and registered.
4. If you cannot hold on to your pet cat or dog any longer, for whatever reason, please bring your pet to RAK Animal Welfare Centre and do not leave him somewhere in the streets to look after himself.
In case you have any questions or wish to report animal-related issues and/or complaints, please contact RAK Animal Welfare Centre at 056 3576029 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of suspected animal cruelty, please cal 056 3576029 or email: email@example.com.