sorry to report, after 9 years
of volunteer work, we are now closed.

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OpenPaws is in Riyadh KSA , we are all volunteers, both Saudi and expatriots, who aim to reduce the number of homeless pets, control stray cat populations humanely and help individual animals found in need of rescue

It is impossible for us to help every animal in need and that is why education and public awareness of the issues is so important too. We believe no animal should be treated cruelly and we hope one day there will be no more homeless pets.

Our Work

We don't presently have a shelter, animals are cared for in private homes. Read more below. Can you help?


Compound Cats

Many people do not know, the usual method to control stray cats in compounds is repeatedly trapping and dumping them or poison.  A humane control program, using neutering, is a much better alternative - we need volunteers to help support this where you live. Is your compound kind to cats?


Animal Rescue

If you find an animal injured, or one in need of help, please contact us. We can not garantee we can take every animal in but we can guide you to find help and we will do our best to assist in cases where we can.
D.I.Y. Rescue? vet clinics in Riyadh:
Elite Vets - 9200 11626 (exit 2)
Advanced Pet Clinic - 9200 07144 (exit 6) 


Adopt a Pet

On a daily basis, volunteers find lost and abandoned pets; usually cats but also dogs, rabbits, birds etc. After rescue and recovery we need to find permanent (and also temporary foster) homes for these pets. If you are looking for a pet please stay clear of the shops (which soley profit from the sales of animals) and adopt one already in need.

Save a Life - Adopt

They need homes to be safe and happy.


cats waiting for homes

We regularly post rescue stories and pictures of our cats when they are ready for adoption on Facebook and Instagram.


simple things to check...

Take a look at out "Pet Test" to see if your home is prepared to care for the life of a cat - and for the cat's whole life. HERE


minutes Appication Form

Lets us know about your experience with cats and home environment so we can help you choose the best pet.  CLICK


years of LOVE

If you didn't know cats can live for 15 years (or more) you definately need to read this Cat Care Guide. Go on! Read it anyway!

We are here to Help!
If you don't see a kitty on our social media that would suit you, you are welcome to visit and see more of them or explain what you are looking for via whatsapp or email.

We give new owners a fantastic discounted deal on the set up costs of cat care. Our cats are vet checked, neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed and groomed before adoption. One off 300sar fee covers all that work and we also give free behaviour and veterinary care and advice for the first month after adoption.

Adoption Saves Lives - please share!

Contact Us

Kindly remember we are volunteers. We give our efforts freely but we can not do the impossible. We would love to hear your ideas and feedback. We would LOVE to hear from you if you can help. If you would like to complain, first ask, how have you helped or have you volunteered?




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