Baku PAWS is an animal welfare charity operating as a registered NGO in Azerbaijan. They are registered with WSPA, the Worldwide Society for Protection of Animals.
Baku PAWS started a couple of years ago by expats and Azerbaijanis who wanted to improve the lives of stray animals suffering on the streets of Baku. Their main aim is to improve the health and well being of the animal population by vaccinating and introducing Trap Neuter Release (TNR) to the stray cat and dog population. To finance this they provide TNR services to large companies - they all have stray animals on their land. They pay for these services, and the money is used to run the clinic and small rescue centre, from where suitable and healthy animals are re-homed. Leftover money is used to fund street TNR projects.
A local vet is employed alongside ancillary staff and international vets are brought in to provide training at an international level.
Baku PAWS are setting standards for animal welfare in this country. It's an exciting time to be involved.
They are constantly on the look out for loving permanent and caring temporary homes for delightful cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. They also need volunteers to help in all aspects of operating this charity. And like all charities, the more money invested the more they can help to alleviate the suffering of animals.