Sharjah Cat & Dog Shelter

Sharjah Cat & Dog Shelter

Sharjah Cat & Dog Shelter project was made possible thanks to the generosity, forward thinking and love for animals and their environment by His Royal Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qassimi, member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Sharjah.

The cat shelter is a, cage- less building comprising of eight suites allowing us to house up to six cats or kittens in each room. Our dogs are housed in cabins, which have been refurbished into kennels and a quarantine block.

What is a feral cat?

A feral cat is an un-socialized cat. They were born outside and never lived with a human family or they could be a house cat that has strayed from home and over time has thrown off the effects of domestication and reverted to a wild state. Outdoor cats avoid human contact. Adult outdoor cats are like wildlife and usually cannot be socialized and are most content living outside.

What is a feral dog?    

Intended dogs stray those living outside of urban areas or outside of the urban boundary has stray dogs are pets lost or the owners her release or may not have an owner, and that can cause problems for the communities in which they live, so implementing campaigns to spay the dogs to stop their reproduction They usually gather in groups to maintain its existence, and always attributed to the spread of rabies.

Why Trap Neuter and Release?       

  • Trap Neuter Release is the most humane and most effective way of controlling outdoor cat populations.
  • When cats are removed from an area, other outdoor or stray cats move in to take advantage of the food source, so removing outdoor cats only temporarily solves the problem.
  • Trap Neuter Release has been used with success across the US and all over the world.
  • Trap Neuter Release prevents unwanted cats and kittens from being born, relinquished and euthanized.
  • A vaccinated, sterilized colony of outdoor cats poses no rabies threat to humans and will deter other outdoor cats from moving into the area.

What is Trap Neuter Return?

Sharjah Cat & Dog Shelter Trap Neuter Return program involves trained staff humanely trapping the cats and bringing them to our clinic at the shelter for spay or neuter surgery and vaccinations. We then return them to their previous location, where we continue to keep a watchful eye on their health and well-being. You may have seen our traps which are clearly marked with our logo and contact details around your local community. Please do not approach or move the traps, there will be a trained worker close by, ready to remove the trap and bring it to the shelter once a cat is inside.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR):

TNR (Trap Neuter Return) is the humane, non-lethal method of population control for outdoor cats and kittens that is more effective than the traditional method of trap and kill.

TNR Results in:

  • Healthy and well-cared for, but gradually diminishing cat colonies.
  • An immediate reduction in complaints about behaviors associated with unsterilized cats, including spraying, fighting, roaming and breeding.
  • Fewer rodents in your neighborhood.


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