Who We Are...
The Mauritius Society for Animal Welfare (MSAW) has been established under the Animal Welfare Act 2013 in replacement of the Mauritius Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). The MSPCA was founded in 1958 with the objectives to promote kindness and to prevent or suppress cruelty to animals, to ensure animals protection and conservation in the context of humane environment.
In 2013, the Animal Welfare Act has introduced new concept for pet owners and those responsible for domestic animals. The Mauritius Society for Animal Welfare (MSAW) is administered by a Council.
The MSAW's main objectives are:
- to promote the welfare and good treatment of animals; and
- to prevent cruelty to animals.
The Animal Welfare Unit under the aegis of the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security has also been set up to deal with issues like illegal breeding, cruelty or ill-treatment of animals. The inspectors of this specific unit can now give formal notices, warnings and even sanctions in some cases.
Adoption (Dogs and cats)
An adopted pet can enrich your life. The unconditional love and loyalty of a dog or cat can give you a reason to get up in the morning. Most of our pets have been victims of cruelty, abandoned or have been suffering.
Train your dog by an expert dog trainer. Effective puppy training and dog obedience training should be fun for both the dog and the owner.