Helping the stray animals in Oman
The staff at Al Qurum Veterinary Clinic are passionate about helping not just pets, but also the less fortunate stray animals of Oman. Clinic owner and head veterinary surgeon Elke Heitz has always had a passion for animal welfare and this is reflected in the Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) efforts that the clinic practices.
How the clinic helps:
- To encourage others to do their own TNR, we offer discounted rates for stray sterilization.
- We do our own stray catching and sterilization, and encourage our clients to catch and bring any strays they can. We offer cat traps for a fully refundable deposit of 60 RO.
- For strays that we feel would not do well going back onto the street or animals that are abandoned with us (a sad yet frequent occurrence) we do try to find homes for them locally and abroad. However, we do not often accept surrenders because we don’t have the space and the high cost of maintaining so many animals is straining.
- If the situation is such that we decide to accept a surrender, the fee is 300 RO. This ensures that ALL medical care and maintenance is covered and some transport should we manage to find a home for the pet abroad.
This is what you can do to help the animals in Oman:
- If you have strays near your home or office:
- Put food and water out for them.
- Bring them in for sterilization so that the colony/pack population does not continue to grow. See this document for more information including an infographic on how cat populations multiply exponentially over a short period of time if they are not managed.
- We have cat traps that you can borrow for catching stray cats! We only require a 60 RO fully refundable deposit at the time of borrowing.
- If the stray animal is particularly friendly, consider giving him/her a home. If you are unable to keep the animal, consider posting on social media, and putting posters up in various locations around Muscat.
While we do work closely with Omani Paws to home puppies and dogs both locally and abroad, AQVC and Omain Paws are two separate entities operating independently of one another.