As our Furchild team reflected on this milestone, we were looking for a creative way to celebrate the occasion and realised that we wanted to do more than simply have a party. Our team wanted to give back.
Furchild has long been both a participant and host of community events supporting animal welfare in Dubai and UAQ, and for our 5-year anniversary, we wanted to support a new animal shelter, Animals & Us located in Fujairah, UAE.
So, on behalf of our Furchild team and Furchild community, without whom we wouldn’t have reached this significant date as a company, we supported AED 5000 worth of food towards feeding the hundreds of animals under their care.
Like so many animal shelters, Animals & Us' ability to help animals depends solely on support and help from volunteers.
Below we've included information about this safe haven for abandoned and abused animals, and how we as a collective community can assist further.
About Animal & Us
Animals & Us, a registered non-profit animal welfare was founded in 2006 and licensed by the government in September 2017.
The founder, Michelle Francis, is an animal lover and has been a rescuer for 15 years, she works as a full-time English teacher and doesn't receive any compensation for her work with the animals.
Animals & Us is currently home to more than 300 animals, and feed more than 600 animals that are still on the streets as well as a group of donkeys.
"There is no end to this work as this is a lifelong commitment but our joy comes from the fact that each of us does our part to help the animals. I have a full-time job and the feeding, rescuing and vet runs. I never go on holiday or visit my family. It has been over 10 years since I took a vacation." - Michelle.
You can help sustain Animal & Us efforts by contributing towards:
Michelle also praises the wider community effort that regularly helps out, ranging from garage sales, book sales, sharing posts on social media fostering, and volunteering.
Looking for a new family member? Animal & Us has many dogs and cats eagerly waiting for a loving home. Click here to view animals up for adoption.
Here are the various platforms to connect and support Animal & Us' very worthy cause.
"They do an amazing job in Fujairah helping the stray animals. With more support, they could do an even more amazing job. Michelle is an inspiration. xx" - Carol Hannah
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