BSPCA (Bahrain Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals)
The BSPCA was established in 1979 by a small group of passionate and committed animal lovers and was officially registered by the Bahrain Ministry of Labour as a humane, charitable, non-profit organisation dedicated to the welfare of animals. The Society is run by a dedicated group of volunteers and receives no funding from the government, depending entirely on income generated by its charity Thrift Shop and from its fund raising events as well as the generosity of the public and local companies for donations.
The Society was born in 1979 when six people from very different walks of life a veterinary surgeon, nurse, gynaecologist, horse stable owner, a travel agent and the wife of a DJ at Radio Bahrain came together to create an organisation to prevent cruelty to animals and promote their welfare in Bahrain. That year the organisation was officially registered by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and began its journey to where it is today, a professional, voluntary, non-profit charitable organisation that is dedicated to addressing the animal welfare issues on the island.
The BSPCA aims to: Promote kindness to animals and oppose and prevent cruelty to them. Provide food, shelter and medical assistance to all abandoned animals and those in need of care. Successfully home healthy animals coming through the Animal Welfare Centre. Encourage the spaying and neutering of all cats and dogs in Bahrain, both owned and stray. Discourage illegal importation of non-indigenous wildlife and breeding of animals, particularly for financial gain.