Animal rescue organisation comes to aid of Amman’s strays


[01-09-2021 12:17 PM]

Ammon News - The Al-Rahmeh Association for Animals spreads compassion and kindness towards voiceless pets and animals.

Al-Rahmeh, Arabic for “mercy”, was established in late 2017 by a group of people who had witnessed animal cruelty in Jordan.

Lubna Yousef, the Al Rahmeh Association president, told The Jordan Times that she and her colleagues wanted to do something to help those animals.

“We came up with the idea of the initiative, and we registered Al-Rahmeh Association to help animals in need,” Yousef said.

The goal behind their work is to replace violence with mercy — an idea that gave way to the organisation’s name, she said.

Yousef said the association also works on raising awareness about animals in need and encouraging adoption.

The organisation takes as many animals in as possible, but spreading awareness for their cause is a challenge, she noted.

According to Yousef, few people in Jordan are dedicated to helping animals. The association bears a heavy load, she said, with members often covering costs out of their own pockets and facing emotional, physical and financial tolls.

“We give all our time to run the association and take care of the rescues,” Yousef said.

“We are a group of normal, busy people with day jobs and families, but we are still finding the time to fight for those pure souls.”

Yousef said a lack of resources has left the facility strained. Maintenance cost, a shortage of volunteers and inadequate holding space for animals continue to stunt Al-Rahmeh’s progress.

Yousef said minimal funding has left many of the association’s planned projects in a state of limbo.

Yousef called on the government and the public for support to help the animals of Jordan.

At a minimum, Yousef said, she hopes to see more volunteers and donations for animals in need.

“We need all the help we can get,” she said.

*Jordan Times




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