Welfare for Animals Guild Rwanda is the only organisation working exclusively to help street dogs in Rwanda. Through our Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome model, using foster homes and our small shelter space, rescued dogs receive food, veterinary care, love and socialisation until they are adopted. We also do emergency rescue work and carry out community spays and neuters. The core of our mission is that every dog, regardless of age, breed or sex receives equal investment of resources and care.
Stray and abandoned dogs are a huge problem in Kigali. Welfare of these dogs is extremely poor, and many of them suffer from abuse and are at risk of being poisoned or shot. They can also spread rabies, a huge public health concern. WAG is working hard to provide a humane and sustainable solution to these issues. However, with more stray and abandoned dogs needing help than ever before, we are overwhelmed and are in urgent need of regular funds to sustain the work we do.
WAG rescues stray dogs in and around Kigali. We provide nutritious food, care, vaccinations, sterilisation, basic training and a whole lot of love to our rescues in our shelter space and foster homes. We have a rigorous adoption process to ensure our dogs go to responsible forever homes. We also respond to emergencies, educate dog owners and the local community in dog care, facilitate vaccinations and sterilisations for dog owners in need, and advocate for better protection of dogs in Kigali.
With immediate support, we can be confident in our capacity to continue and expand the work we do to a high standard. This will have a direct impact on the welfare of these dogs, and help break the cycle of street dog population growth. It will help reduce rabies transmission and other public health issues, and promote positive relationships between humans and dogs across Kigali. Longer term, with your support, we plan to expand into a bigger shelter space and grow our work across Rwanda.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).