Last Saturday we held our annual summer get together to express our appreciation for the Volunteers, Sponsors and their families for all the work they put in, to keep our organisation running smoothly.
Once again at the Marsa Sports Club, we thank Angelo and Keith for an excellent barbeque and Vince Mifsud for the music. He managed to get most of us on the dance floor!!
Our Happy Paws Charity shop in St.Venera/Hamrun is asking for your help.
(single) bedroom set for sale. Call Lino at 99876367 for more information. Click on image to enlarge!
We have a new dog adoption today which brings the total up to 225.
Dog's name is Joey. He is a 2 year old Brown/White English Pointer. Owner's name is Tracy Marie Reitano. Adopted from A
We have a new dog adoption today which brings the total up to 224.
Dog's name is Copper. He is a 5 year old brown cocker spaniel. Owner's name is Melissa Maria Swift. Adopted from AAA.
After 14 years of voluntary dedication towards the people who look after the stray population, and the strays themselves, the committee of Happy Paws Charity Organisation has decided to scale down the activities of the Organisation.
This means that the Happy Paws Animal Clinic in Marsa , in a couple of months will close down and will cease to be available for free neutering/spaying, and for general medical care of the strays.
We are looking for interested parties to take over the fully equipped Veterinary Clinic, and ask these parties to convey their interest before the 31st of May 2017 to:
The Committee of Happy Paws Charity Organisation
41, Cross Road, Marsa
For further information and the discussion of details.
The Charity Organisation will continue to run the shops in Marsascala and St.Venera/Hamrun.
We thank 'Islands of Cats' for a wonderful donation of Euro 150 and a share of the proceeds of their book.
The book is a photographic journey through the Maltese Islands, highlighting the work and devotion of volunteer carers of stray and abandoned cats.
We thank Qajjenza Bar & Diner from Birzebugga, another one of our regular contributors, for a fine donation of 37 Euro.
We wish Angie and George an unforgettable wedding and prosperous future and thank them for their fine donation. Here seen being presented by George and Angie to Gareth and Louise at our Clinic recently.
Please welcome our new student Sally Tan Si Yan who will stay with us for the next two weeks. Sally is a 5th year student from University of Glasgow. We are grateful for her help. Let's wish her the best for her future veterinarian career.
Louise taking care of "Alice"
Today we had an unusual patient. A baby goat, that was born 24 hours ago. Unfortunately her mother died giving birth so she needs help with feeding. Luckily she has an owner who is taking care of her with our help. Held here by Volunteer Katherine. She is very friendly, curious and trying to jump already! .....so is the goat....Welcome to the world, little one!
Katherine Della Bona (left) and Ainsley Dean (Right) are vet students volunteering at the clinic for 2 weeks. They both study at the University of Glasgow and are in their final year of veterinary education.
We thank them both very much for their hard work and wish them the best of luck for their future.
Their mission statement:
"Continuous customer satisfaction is our achievement"
And Happy Paws can vouch for this. We needed help with a small part of our anaesthetic machine, that had been totally deformed by transport.Within ONE day it was resolved. What a wonderful service from a warm, helpful family business.
We are proud to call them sponsors of Happy Paws.
We are delighted to be able to announce that Happy Paws Charity Organization has found a solution to continue the 14 years of dedicated work towards the stray dog and cat population in Malta and Gozo.
A new entity will take over the running of the organisation and the management of the Clinic.
Happy Paws Animal Clinic in Marsa, will carry on their business as usual, regarding free neutering/spaying, the general medical care of the strays, the support for the sanctuaries, the obligations towards the dog and cat Adoption scheme, Pink card and Star fund.
Happy Paws Team Cards will be available again from June 1, 2017. Existing Team Card holders are welcome to renew their expired cards for one year.
As from Monday May 29, 2017, Gareth and Sarah, our receptionists, will be taking appointments for neutering/spaying.
We received a 128 Euro donation from The HSBC in Valletta.
We thank Gabriele Ruttloff for her donation of 150 euro's for cat-spaying.
Mariella is a feeder from Kalkara, who looks after a colony of cats with great love and care.
We thank Ms. Elaine Camilleri, a loyal regular contributor from the U.S.A, for another welcome donation of 130 USD.