Dear HCAW Friends,
I'd like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your interest in our work and for supporting our efforts to promote animal welfare in The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Since the opening of our organization in September 2000, we have achieved major milestones with your constant support. We have been able to offer poor animal owners continuously the FREE veterinary treatment of their sick or injured working and productive animals, and in doing so, we are supporting their daily livelihoods. Similarly, we are very proud of our FREE and on-going educational program for public school children aimed at teaching them about animal welfare as well as stimulating civic responsibility and compassion in our society.
However, as much as we may be doing with your support, the journey remains long and challenging. In a region where priorities make demands on limited resources, we will need to double our effort if we are to promote further the respect for and humane treatment of all our fellow creatures.
When I reflect on the situation of animals and some of the treatment they suffer worldwide, I see their circumstances as a "mirror image" of some of the factors we as humans have to endure: competing for scarce resources and seeking secure environments. And whereas we humans try to rely on one another and on the systems we have created to those ends, animals are increasingly dependant on us for care, compassion and sanctuary as we encroach on their natural environments.
With your caring and generous support, we will continue to strive for the aims of our Center and to make a difference to the welfare of animals. Let us continue joining hands for a kinder life for us and for our fellow creatures.