The Humane Center for Animal Welfare (HCAW) was established in September 2000 as a Jordanian non-profit making organisation to promote animal welfare issues in Jordan by providing professional veterinary care, raising animal welfare awareness and by conducting educational programmes in co-operation with Jordanian teaching institutions.
At our hospital and clinic, we are providing free veterinary services to the working animals of the underprivileged in Jordan who are dependent on their animals for their livelihood; often the animals are the sole source of income for these families. Moreover, we deploy our mobile veterinary clinic to treat cases in situ and free of charge for poor animal owners who cannot afford to bring their sick animals to our hospital. While attending to these communities, HCAW seeks to raise animal welfare awareness and to effect positive change in the day to day care and health of all animals. In doing so, HCAW attempts to ensure not only the well-being of the working animals, but also the prosperity of the families they serve.
At the same time, we place great importance on the development and improvement of the veterinary profession in Jordan and offer in co-ordination with the “Jordanian University for Science and Technology” a popular 1st and 2nd-year undergraduate indoctrination course.
Also, in a very successful and on-going co-operation with the Ministry of Education, we conduct free education classes about animal welfare and established until today 80 Animal Welfare Clubs at as many government schools all across Jordan. The seminars and workshops involve around 100 educators and about 1,600 students each year. For private schools, we offer animal awareness lessons for students age 4 – 13 at our premises.
HCAW is home to around 300 companion and working animals, most of them being abandoned dogs and cats, but among them also mistreated horses, donkeys, and smaller pets. We’re exerting our best efforts to offer them shelter and care and to finding them new loving homes. Meet our animals …
As HCAW, we are entirely dependent on the income we generate through our professional veterinary services to our fee paying customers who are mostly pet owners, and through the provision of other services like boarding, grooming and micro-chipping, etc. Limited donations from private citizens and some major corporations support our on-going activities.