About Animal Aid Abroad Inc.
Animal Aid Abroad Inc. (AAA) was started in August 2007 in Perth, Australia with the purpose to improve the conditions and treatment of animals in Alexandria, Egypt.
AAA has expanded its operations to help other animals in developing countries specifically working animals including horses, mules, donkeys, camels, elephants, dogs and bullocks. Many of these animals on a daily basis are being exploited on the streets, farms, brick kilns, battlefields, festivals and the timber and entertainment industry.
These animals suffer greatly and are overworked, underfed, mistreated and appallingly undervalued. These animals lead miserable lives and die young.
AAA is a registered non-profit charity that was set up by Janet Thomas after working and living in Alexandria, Egypt. She witnessed on a daily basis the appalling and cruel treatment of the animals on the streets and in the local zoo. She became aware that no animal welfare facility was set up in Alexandria [Egypt’s second largest city with a population of over 4 million people] so she returned to Australia to raise the money to start a facility that will help the animals in Alexandria.
AAA began its work helping in the local zoo with support from a small Alexandria group and Ahmed El Sherbiny from Animal Friends in Cairo to improve the conditions of the animals there. The first win for AAA and our Alex group was freeing a lone Asian elephant from her day chain so she can wander her enclosure freely. We also built her a shade canopy and reinforced her night den so she cannot escape. We then moved onto improving the chimpanzee enclosure by working with the keepers to improve the diet of the 2 resident chimps, providing enrichment in their outside enclosure and campaigning to have their night dens get wooden floors.
AAA in December 2008 in partnership with our affiliated group, Animal Aid Egypt set up a 24 hr clinic in the city of Alexandria and begun outreach programs with setting up a weekly mobile equine/farm clinic and TNR programs with stray cats and dogs.
AAA has progressed from this initial project and now assists a number of groups all over the world to help working animals.
Click here to find out how you can get involved and help make a difference to working animals around the world.