Having a pet is a form of therapy, a refuge after a long day at work and a source of happiness amid the chaotic city life. This is especially significant in the United Arab Emirates where most residents are expats longing for the comforts of home.
However, adopting an animal means undertaking the full parental responsibility and sadly, a lot of expatriates end up leaving their furry friends when they move out of the country. It can be due to financial constraints or sometimes, sheer irresponsibility. Even worse, we see a lot of animal cruelty by either pet owners or strangers to homeless animals.
Luckily, the UAE Ministry of Climate and Environment have launched a new website to report such abuse — a government portal that will put offenders in their place and possibly in jail.