Paws Rescue Qatar announces fundraising initiatives in the lead-up to the long, hot summer

 In News, We Can't Do It Without You

Fundraising initiatives are being held across Doha by volunteers of Paws Rescue Qatar, the volunteer-based animal welfare and not-for-profit organisation in operation to help the homeless and abandoned animals of Qatar, and they are imploring the Doha public for their help.

Paws Rescue Qatar currently has 240 animals in their care and they are in an emergency situation. Their main sponsor is no longer able to support them, and whilst they set up alternative sponsors, they need immediate support to see them through the summer months.

Their aim is to raise 460,000 QAR, which will secure the existence of Paws Rescue Qatar until the end of October 2018. This will give them time to get all new sponsorships in place to make Paws sustainable for the future. It will also enable them to pay their debts and continue their rescue work.

Alison Caldwell and Emily Blenkinsop, Co-founders of Paws Rescue Qatar,  commented: “We are making great connections but new sponsorships will take time to set up, which is more time than we have right now. It is literally a life and death situation for our animals. With Ramadan and then the long and hot summer almost upon us, we really need your help right now. Anything you can do, whether it’s supporting one of our volunteer-led events, or donating to our GoFundMe campaign, is hugely appreciated.”


Paws Quiz Night

Come and join the Paws team for the last night of tail-wagging fun before Ramadan at the Santorini Sports Bar at the Shangri-La Hotel on Tuesday 8th May,

This is a fun and easy way to help raise funds for the homeless and rescued animals of Doha, who are always in desperate need of help.

Doors open at 6.30pm with the quiz starting earlier this time: 7.15pm to 9.30pm – not too late for a school night! Bar food will be available on the night.

Tickets are 75 QAR pp, and can be purchased on the door, however reservations need to be made prior. Includes one raffle ticket for entry to the prize raffle on the night. Additional strips can also be purchased on the night.

For more information, and to register teams/tables please email

Gavin’s World Adventures

Join Gavin of Gavin’s World Adventures on Friday 11th of May to see him kick off his first charity ride for to raise funds for Paws Rescue Qatar, which will see him riding his kick scooter over 100 kilometres around the city of Doha.

His adventure kicks off at 7pm at the Sheraton Park water fountains. Please join the Paws team to show him some support, and any donations are very much appreciated.

Please support him by visiting and mention Gavin when making your donation.

Paws For Yoga

Join Sarah Holt Neeson on 18 May 2018 for ‘Paws For Yoga’, a fun and uplifting yoga session for all ages, shapes and levels! Sarah ( is a certified BCP Pilates (UK) instructor and a 500-hr RYT yoga (USA) instructor.

The event will be held at the Al Ain Gardens Clubhouse from 2.00pm to 4.30pm, and the cost to participate (donate) is 50 QAR for individuals, and 100 QAR for families.

Please email if you would like to pre-register for a mat.