International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals: Spirit’s Story
IAPWA (International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals) is a UK registered charity dedicated to creating a better future for animals in need.
Our first project, established in 2009, is based in Sabah, Borneo, where we have a facility and team providing a lifeline to thousands of dogs and cats every year in need of veterinary care and support. Our companion animal programmes have since developed in other Countries, including Romania, Penang, Philippines and the UK.
Our passion for all animals has also seen us develop partnerships and launch campaigns to help other species. Wherever there is suffering, we aim to make a difference and with your support we can continue to protect and improve the welfare of animals worldwide.
IAPWA met Spirit in 2017 during a visit to Dog Rescue Romania. She had been found brutally tortured and left for dead in the snow.
The torturer has been named the Butcher of Bucharest, but sadly there are no protection laws for the street dogs in Romania and despite the gravity of this case, next to nothing will happen to bring the perpetrator to justice. The film of Spirit can be seen here, but please be warned, it contains graphic and upsetting images.
Spirit remained under the sponsorship of IAWPA who raised £1500 to support the clinic with her treatment. She now lives in her forever home in Germany.
What it means to be Suppawted by Bark Aid
It really is wonderful to know that there are companies out there willing to offer a helping hand during these challenging times. As with many charities around the world, COVID-19 is hitting us hard. Even though the coming months will be challenging for IAPWA, it is lovely to know that everyone is pulling together to help each other (and the animals) as much as possible!
How will the Donations Suppawt IAPWA?
Donations will help to keep the wheels turning at IAPWA, ensuring our teams can continue their important work around the globe every single day. No animal should have to suffer because of COVID-19, and together we can ensure that all of the animals in our care receive the support and treatment they so desperately need even during these tough times.