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URGENT fosters needed for adorable furry friends!

CATS

These pictured above are only a few of the many cats that incredible charity Sandy Paws rescue and provide for each day.
They are in this moment the ones who need to find a home ASAP, as they have nowhere to go.

It is only thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of Jackie and the other volunteers and fosters if these unlucky cats can have a second chance at life.

Most of them have been found starving on the street, neglected or mistreated, and they are all in need of a loving family and a safe place where to be happy again. Are you looking for a furry friend to add to your family? Look no further!

Even if you are not able to adopt a pet forever, fostering is a great way to make a true difference.
Summer is a very hard time as so many people go home for the holidays and the need for fosters is now rocketing sky-high.

WHY FOSTERING IS NECESSARY?

  • Many rescue associations, like Sandy Paws, do not own a cattery, so all of their cats need to be temporarily located in suitable foster homes, waiting to find their forever family. They need to get off the street, especially with the temperatures rising!
  • Many cats do not adapt to kennels and the permanence in small enclosed spaces can be a real torture for them. Fostering allows them to relax and reveal their true nature, making it so much easier to find the perfect family to match them with.
  • Some cats, especially if they have been mistreated, might be very shy, but living in a safe foster home will help them to become more sociable, increasing their chances to be successfully adopted once and for all.

Fostering is a very rewarding experience, especially if you love animals but for various reasons you can’t commit to adopt a cat forever.

If you think you can help, even for short periods of time, or if you wish to make even only a small donation, please get in touch with Sandy Paws today!

PLEASE HELP BY SPREADING THE WORD! Below are the posters for every cat in urgent need of a foster or forever home, with a short description of their characteristics: if you click on the names below, you will be able to see the PDF, save it on your computer and print it as a poster. Please consider putting them on your bulletin boards at work, or share them on Facebook. Thank you!

ADELE CARLOS CASPER CHELSEA    LILLY AND LOLLY  SPIRIT TABBY

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What to do this weekend in Abu Dhabi (3/4/5 April)

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Here are our activity picks for this upcoming weekend, chosen among the many things happening in Abu Dhabi. Happy Weekend!

Please note that to join some of the activities listed below you need to become a member of the group that organises them: most memberships are free but some require a fee.
Always
double check/book using the provided links before setting off, as last minute changes to time/places/availability might have occurred since this list was compiled.

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CULTURE
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – The guided tours are highly recommended if you haven’t done one before. Weekend schedule is: Thursday at 5PM; Friday at 5PM and 7PM; Saturday at 10AM, 11AM, 2PM, 5PM and 7PM. More info here, our blog post about the Mosque is here.

CINEMA
Among the many films showing this weekend are Need for Speed, Closed Circuit and Captain America 2. Complete film listings for Abu Dhabi this weekend can be found here, a list of our favourite cinema screens is here.

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THURSDAY 3

MEETUP/NIGHTLIFE
8PM – The Brits in Abu Dhabi group is heading to the Imago Restaurant and Bar inside the Royal Meridian Hotel.

DANCE/NIGHTLIFE
11PM – Clubbing night at the O1NE on Yas Island: The Experiment event plays with Djs DIMIX and CJ. More info here, here and here.

FRIDAY 4

MEETUP/SPORT
7:30 AM – The Raw Yoga group meets in Formal park to begin the day with the right foot and then go for breakfast together.

MEETUP/SPORT
7:45 AM – Another part of the Raw Yoga group goes instead to the Happiness and Yoga Festival at the Park Rotana hotel.

FRIDAY BRUNCH
12PM – Our pick this week is the delicious brunch at the Fairmont Bab Al Bhar, a personal favourite. Also look out for the art exhibition by No White Walls UAE just as you approach the lower ground restaurant.

MEETUP/SPORT
2:30 PM – The Language and Culture Exchange group is going to the Al Forsan Sports Centre for an afternoon of kart racing and wakeboarding.

DANCE/PARTY
3PM – 10:30 PM – Pool party at the Crowne Plaza hotel on Yas Island. Music by Pierre Ravan, David Craig, Nico (electric violin), and Edikson (Percussions and guitar). More info here and here.

SHOPPING
3:30/5:30 – The periodical Car Boot Sale at the Al Reef Villas this month sees wonderful charity
Sandy Paws joining the line-up of the many local vendors to raise funds to help abandoned and stray kittens in the city. It is a great chance to find a bargain and help a great cause at the same time.

MEETUP/LADIES ONLY
4PM – The Weekend Ladies group is organising a get together.

THE CLUB
4:30PM – 6:30PM – The Club organises for its members – or guests of members only, a sunset cruise in a traditional dhow boat. (Also available at the same time on Saturdays)

INTERNATIONS/SPORT
5:30 PM – The Abu Dhabi Skating group is going disco-dancing on ice at the Zayed Sports City rink.

MEETUP/PHOTOGRAPHY
7PM – 9PM – The Abu Dhabi Photographers group meet for their photo of the week and bi-weekly group meetup.

MEETUP/FILM
7:30 PM – The Black Culture Experience group meets for their monthly movie club.

SATURDAY 5th

ART/FUN
11AM – 3PM – International Pillow Fight Day – Art festival and friendly pillow fight day – at Art Hub Abu Dhabi. (for more info: our blog post, the Art Hub website, the International Pillow Fight Day website).

INTERNATIONS/SPORT
10:30AM-2PM – The Abu Dhabi Explorers and Travelers group tries ‘stand up paddle’ (a sort of kayaking with a twist!) in the mangroves, starting from the Anantara Mangroves Hotel.

FOOD
12PM – Saturday lunch at the Abu Dhabi fish souk can be a great foodie adventure! More info on our
blog post.

MEETUP/LADIES ONLY
2:30 PM – The Cheap Eats/Ladies group is meeting to taste Russian cuisine.

SPORT/RACING
3PM-5PM – Over 100 bikes and cars that are taking part in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge will be in Yas Island to showcase their skills. It is free for spectators to watch the drivers race over a purpose-built 2km circuit covered in sand. Just go to Yas Island and follow the signs – it will happen roughly behind the du Forum. For more info contact the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge press office.

INTERNATIONS/DANCE
6PM – The Abu Dhabi Tango group is meeting for an evening of latino dance at the International Music Center in Khalidiya. Beginners welcome!


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ART EXHIBITION
A Pictorial Orchestration: paintings by Italian artist Amedeo Tremigliozzi. See blog post for more info.

ART EXHIBITION
The Year of the Horse: paintings by Irish artist Paddy Lennon. See blog post for more info.

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Charity sale – tomorrow 22 February

(Photo: © Sandy Paws)

The great charity Sandy Paws is holding a sale to help funding their work of re-homing stray and abandoned cats and kittens in Abu Dhabi.

Please come tomorrow Saturday the 22nd of February at the Sas Al Nakhl Clubhouse- Function Room to buy cakes, books, toys and much more.

For more information, please visit Sandy Paws facebook page.

Every donation of 20 AED will give you the chance to choose a strip of Entertainer vouchers, and Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World vouchers will be up for grabs in a raffle.

Please share and help this great cause!
You bag a bargain, and a kitten gets saved from the street: it is a win/win!


Click HERE for more ideas about how to volunteer in Abu Dhabi.

Cat and Kitten adoption day – 15th February

(Photo: © Sandy Paws)

Sandy Paws is holding another adoption day to find a home to all their lovely furry friends, on Saturday the 15th of February at the German Vet Clinic in Khalifa City A.
From little balls of fur to grown up cats, there is a friend for every family!
Please come by at the German Vet Clinic and say hello!

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Eddie needs a home!

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Please share this poster and spread the word!
More info on the facebook page of Sandy Paws.

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Sandy Paws: foster homes needed!

(Photo: © Sandy Paws)

Sandy Paws is an incredible charity that rescues and provides for many cats and kittens around Abu Dhabi.
It is all down to the passion and enthusiasm of Jackie and the other volunteers and fosters if these unlucky cats can have a second chance at life.

Most of them have been found starving on the street, neglected or mistreated, and they are all in need of a loving family and a safe place where to be happy again.

Even if you are not able to adopt a pet forever, fostering is a great way to make a true difference.

WHY FOSTERING IS NECESSARY?

  • Many rescue associations, like Sandy Paws, do not own a cattery, so all of their cats need to be temporarily located in suitable foster homes, waiting to find their forever family.
  • Many cats do not adapt to kennels and the permanence in small enclosed spaces can be a real torture for them. Fostering allows them to relax and reveal their true nature, making it so much easier to find the perfect family to match them with.
  • Some cats, especially if they have been mistreated, might be very shy, but living in a safe foster home will help them to become more sociable, increasing their chances to be successfully adopted once and for all.

Fostering is a very rewarding experience, especially if you love animals but for various reasons you can’t commit to adopt a cat forever.

If you think you can help, even for short periods of time, please get in touch with Sandy Paws today!

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A doggie in distress + Cats adoption day this week.

If you love animals, you can’t remain insensitive to the sweet eyes of beautiful Langley: he is a loving 3 years old who was rescued from a building site last year and just needs a family to call his own. He is loyal and well behaved and would be a great addition to any household.
Please contact Sandy Paws if you can give him a chance!

Langley

(photo © Sandy Paws)

And following the great success of the September and October editions, Sandy Paws is organising another adoption day this Saturday the 9th of November to find a home to all their rescued strays.
From little balls of fur to grown up cats, there is a friend for every family. Please come by at the German Vet Clinic and say hello!

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This Saturday: Cat and Kitten Adoption Day

Following the great success of the September edition, the wonderful charity Sandy Paws is organising another adoption day this Saturday to find a home to all their furry friends.

Come along, even just to say hi, and your never know: your new best friend could be there waiting for you.

Spread the word!

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Urgent appeal: Fosters needed!

Sweet Freddie.
(Photo: © Sandy Paws)

Sandy Paws is an incredible charity that rescues and provides for many cats and kittens around Abu Dhabi.
It is all down to the passion and enthusiasm of Jackie and the other volunteers and fosters if these unlucky cats can have a second chance at life.

Most of them have been found starving on the street, neglected or mistreated, and they are all in need of a loving family and a safe place where to be happy again.

Even if you are not able to adopt a pet forever, fostering is a great way to make a true difference.

WHY FOSTERING IS NECESSARY?

  • Many rescue associations, like Sandy Paws, do not own a cattery, so all of their cats need to be temporarily located in suitable foster homes, waiting to find their forever family.
  • Many cats do not adapt to kennels and the permanence in small enclosed spaces can be a real torture for them. Fostering allows them to relax and reveal their true nature, making it so much easier to find the perfect family to match them with.
  • Some cats, especially if they have been mistreated, might be very shy, but living in a safe foster home will help them to become more sociable, increasing their chances to be successfully adopted once and for all.

Fostering is a very rewarding experience, especially if you love animals but for various reasons you can’t commit to adopt a cat forever.

If you think you can help, even for short periods of time, please get in touch with Sandy Paws today!
They are in urgent need of a foster home for Freddie, Polly and her babies, Leila and Tiffany! (Click on any photo to enlarge)

Polly

This is lovely Polly…
(Photo: © Sandy Paws)

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… and these are Polly’s adorable kittens.
(Photo: © Sandy Paws)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polly's baby

More cuteness from one of Polly’s babies!
(Photo: © Sandy Paws)

leila

Gorgeous Leila!
(Photo: © Sandy Paws)

tiffany

Beautiful Tiffany!
(Photo: © Sandy Paws)

 

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Cat and Kitten Adoption Day!

Ever fancied being internet-famous?
All you need is a Youtube account, a Roomba and a cute cat!

The wonderful charity Sandy Paws is organising an adoption day this Saturday to find a home to all their furry friends. Come along, even just to say hi, and your never know: your new best friend could be there waiting for you.

Spread the word!
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