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Yona when rescued

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Yona, 9 month later - Home!


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In Tanzania, rabies claims the lives
of about 1,500 humans per year

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Safari when rescued

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Safari 3 month later


By adopting one of our shelter dogs or cats you save a homeless animal and help us in our goal of giving these beautiful creatures a good and happy life.


Sponsoring a dog give you the chance to provide the necessary funding to shelter and rehabilitate for a dog of your choice.


As we rely 100% on donations, your support is needed to keep our spay / neuter and vaccination campaigns running. Without your help we can’t help.


Are you interested in “hands on” help or trying to gain work experience abroad? Please contact us for details on how you can be part of this program.

Recent News

Gordon, the lucky one!

The very same day we sadly had to put poor Glory out of her misery something placable happened just around the corner.

Our Friend Elkan, who also supports us in our efforts to promote Animal Welfare, saved a little dog from being run over when he saw him dragging himself over a busy road. Elkan asked around and learned that the pomeranian-cross had been hit by a motorbike weeks ago. He couldn’t walk anymore and the owner decided to leave him to die alone out on the street ….

Well he so far he didn’t, but he was surely struggling badly and was covered in ticks and lice, it was just in time that Elkan found him!

And at this point also a big thank you to Dr Chuma, who came to rescue and check on the little guy and took him home for the first night!

The next day Gordon, the newest member of our rescue pack moved in at Mbwa Wa Africa! Friendly, loving and full of life he stole everybody’s hearts on the spot and we can’t believe that his former owner just abandoned him when he needed him most… but so often that’s exactly how it is. In our believe all lives and beings are precious and it is one of our mission to teach awareness about responsibility, that also dogs should be valued and an injured dog needs help and isn’t only a burden - but obviously that is a long way.

However, Gordon is safe now! The x-ray showed a spinal cord injury and a shifted pelvis. He isn’t in pain, but his chances of ever walking again are next to zero. We will see. With one to two years he is still young and we started the rehab anyway. He is a wonderful dog, always happy and in a good mood and he sure wants to live! By now he and his new friend Fudge moved together with mama Whitney and her puppies. Being still almost a puppy himself he is having a great time J

Gordon will need a wheelchair to improve his mobility and quality of life – he will be our fourth dog on wheels!

We highly appreciate any help to care for our special cases so if you want to sponsor him please have a look at this link:

Locally it would be the easiest do donate via

M-Pesa: 0752 496 589


Airtel Money: 0784 696 907

Thank you from Gordon and all of us at MWA!
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Only with education we can change animal welfare in the long term.
Thanks a million Maureen for building a great team.
Wilfred, welcome on board, we are happy that you join us.Welcome to Wilifred Silvester, the newest addition to the MWA Educational Team. He has just completed a five month training program culminated by..... what else? Correcting exams! As can be seen in this photo, Teacher Maureen's dogs think he is definitely the right man for the job. We are so pleased to have him join us.
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Well, if that isn't a love-story.... 😉

Our kitten Charlotte - spoiled rotten by Birgit and her dog Fidi - developed a very particular kind of character, let's just say she is a gracious, easily impatient little princess!

So when a fine young man called Mathew came to offer her a loving home we all hold our breath what would happen....but we witnessed love at first sight! <3

Even Birgit could hand her kitten over with a slightly heavy but happy heart.
We wish them a wonderful life together (which without any doubt will be ruled by Charlotte) 🙂

Thank you Mathew!
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2 weeks ago  ·  

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Way more often than we hope, helping the strays of Arusha means to let them go....

This young female dog probably never had a name. But we believe that all beings should have one to honor their very own personality.So for the short time she was in our care we called her Glory.

Most likely after being hit by a car, Glory was laying for days unable to move in the ditch next to Nliro Road. On her way to work Angela noticed the dog was always in the same spot and getting more and more miserable. Finally Angela contacted us and we advised her to provide the helpless dog immediately with water and food. Glory was out off her mind of fear and pain, growled and barked when Angela came close so unfortunately she wasn't very successful.

Jens returned to Tanzania from traveling Thursday afternoon. By Friday morning he got Golry to Merlino Vet Clinic. During that time people had already thrown their garbage and who knows what else at Glory (see second picture), no wonder she was scared and appeared aggressive! The poor dog was fighting for her life...

Why people did this to a helpless creature and how hundreds could pass by without compassion is something we will never understand.
The good thing is though that there was one, Angela, who didn't looked away!

However, the only thing we could still do for Glory was putting her out of her misery. Her spine was complete fractured, she was in a lot of pain and there was no hope. Dr Lieve had to put her to sleep.

So sorry Glory, we wish we could have done more for you, run free now! <3
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2 weeks ago  ·  

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