Report strays & cruelty

Animal Cruelty

For cruelty matters please call us and let us know, a complaint to the police would be greatly appreciated.

Handing an animal into the Shelter

The Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to accept animals.

Anyone delivering an animal into the care of the BSPCA must fill in an Animal Acceptance Form, regardless of the animal’s circumstances, whether it is a stray or a pet.  This gives the Society responsibility for the animal and the authority to deal with it in the most appropriate manner for its future welfare.

There is no time limit on the number of days, weeks or months an animal will be kept at the Shelter – each animal is assessed regularly on an individual basis. The BSPCA tries to find suitable homes for as many as possible of the homeable animals in its care.

Once an animal has been given to the Shelter it will NOT be returned to the person who handed it in under any circumstances and information will not be given out. The BSPCA reserves the right to provide a pain-free humane end for the animal ifa new home cannot be found.

We can collect animals but due to a shortage of staff, unless the animal is secured/on a lead and in an area (such as a room/garage) where it cannot run away, the Society is not able to come and collect animals.

Stray animals

Municipality & Police responsibilities

To report strays in your area please contact one of the 4 district councils that is closest to you:

> Muharraq Directorate                      17 350034

> Manama (Capital) Directorate        17 221444

> Northern Directorate                       17 998222

> Southern Directorate                       17 765555

At the moment there is no framework set up between all parties to deal with the stray dog issue. Hopefully with time and understanding we can all come up with a plan to help keep the stray situation on the island at bay.

For cruelty matters please call us and let us know, a complaint to the police would be greatly appreciated.

Care must be taken when approaching the animal as many stray and/or injured animals can be unpredictable.If the animal is too wild to catch then please call the police or your local municipality.  Alternatively you can hire a cat or dog trap from the BSPCA. If the animal is wearing a collar and looks well fed but is found wandering in the street then it is more than likely somebody’s pet and they will be searching for it.  If the animal has been micro-chipped thena scanner will be used to find out its details.

The BSPCA has dog and cats traps which can be hired out to members of the public to assist in the capture of animals.  There is a refundable deposit of BD 75 for dog traps and BD 50 for cat traps (in the past people have not returned the traps hence the need for a deposit) and a daily hire charge of BD 1 per trap per day payable after the first day of hire.