Extremely Malnourished Dog Rescued from Gzira Courtyard


A call to Animal Welfare from a concerned neighbour led to the rescue of Sheila, a dog which has been starved by her owner for weeks and months. The report was also shared on social media by activist Maxine Borg.

While the case is being investigated by the local authorities, Sheila is being given some much-needed TLC at the APH Hospital in Ta’ Qali.



Getting in touch with Animal Welfare

Reporting any emergency, abuse, or life threats of pets can be easily done with Animal Welfare Promotion and Service Directorate. The Animal Welfare Directorate’s primary aim is to improve the life and wellbeing of animals.

Therefore, the general public is encouraged to report any and all concerns regarding the lack of proper welfare conditions, abandonment, and cruelty to animals. The Welfare team investigates and follows up on all calls of concern.


officers making a inspection


Alternatively, you can download the Malta Animal Welfare App on your smart device. Apart from giving the facility to report, the app includes also a list of veterinary clinics in Malta and dog-friendly parks.

You can find the iOS App HERE, and the Android App HERE


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