IAPWA (International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals) is a UK registered animal welfare charity dedicated to creating a better future for animals in need. Our work is funded entirely by the generosity of animal lovers worldwide.
IAPWA's first project was based in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo - home to approximately 10,000 stray dogs. In many countries around the world, as well as the challenges the stray dogs face every day, inhumane methods of dog population control are also practiced. In 2009 IAPWA made it their mission to change the future for dogs in this region and following four years of negotiations, they were awarded management of the city dog pound to run a humane programme to replace the previous methods. This was a huge success for the stray dogs and an important step forward to improve their lives.
In November 2015 IAPWA received fantastic news that as a result of negotiations held by IAPWA and other NGO's in Borneo, it is now prohibited for cats and dogs to be used for human consumption, animal fighting has been made illegal and there are now increased penalties for animal cruelty. This is another significant step forward.
Wild at Heart Foundation are supporting IAPWA with ongoing neutering campaigns in Borneo and we hope that together we can reduce the 10,000 stray dogs.