Here’s a cute cat video

Post by Mark

Just to balance things out with yesterdays post, here is a cat being cute hiding in the fridge at a local Coop. [YouTube]

via Frankom


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Cat Killer

Post by Mark

There’s an idiot in Kuwait filming himself shooting and killing cats with his pellet gun and he then uploads the videos onto YouTube. Pretty messed up shit. [Link]

Thanks Patrick


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The animal market. It’s horrible.

Post by Mark

Thursday afternoon I passed by the animal market right next to the Friday Market so I could look for my friends dog. I hadn’t been there in years and even though I was expecting to find puppies and other animals there, I wasn’t expecting to find so many.

The market was just full of cages stacked on top of each other and filled with dogs and cats. I saw kittens that looked like they were born last week and I saw dogs shoved into cages so small they couldn’t fully stand in. Some were lucky enough to have drinking water in their cages while the unlucky ones didn’t. If that wasn’t already bad enough, right outside I spotted three dogs tied to trees that just looked extremely miserable and malnourished. I also assumed the dogs outside being sold were most likely the stolen ones.

I’m honestly not really sure what can be done about this since I don’t believe there is any law against animal cruelty. I just wanted to bring the animals some exposure since after the incident where the municipality shut down the shops due to rent issues, everyone seems to have forgotten about the cruelty that takes place there. If you want to help then don’t purchase any animals from the animal market. If you do, the sellers end up profiting and they will just bring more animals to sell.


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Lost Dog

Post by Mark

My friend had her dog stolen last night from her house in Shuwaikh. He’s a 5 month old doberman called Crixus. If anyone spots him please give her a call on 99902227.

Update: she’s offering a KD500 reward if found

Update2: The dog was found in Chabd


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K’S PATH Eagle Rescue

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Eagle Rescue April 2013 from john peaveler on Vimeo.

Recently K’S PATH received a dog complaint in Ahmadi and when they arrived to the scene, they found an abandoned house that had an eagle caged up among other animals. The eagle is now with K’S PATH and it’s doing well.

If you’d like to help out and donate to K’S PATH Summer 2013 Maintenance Campaign click [Here]


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Help the Elephants at the Kuwait Zoo

Post by Mark

If you want to help the elephants at the Kuwait Zoo you now can by purchasing the tshirt above. For those of you who don’t read Arabic the tshirt basically says “Love Malek and Dalal” who are the two elephants currently at the Kuwait Zoo. All proceeds from the tshirt sale will go towards the renovation of the elephant cage at the zoo by enriching it. The tshirts are for just KD10 and you can order them by sending an email to tqabazard@gmail.com

To know why the elephants need help, read my previous post [Here]


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K’S PATH’s Purrfect Cat Show

Post by Mark

K’S PATH are going to be holding their first ever cat show at the end of this month. There will be a lot of fun competitions, different vendors and great prizes to be won. All proceeds support K’S PATH programs.

Registration Closes: Tuesday, 23rd April 2013
Event Date: Saturday, 27th April 2013

For more information visit their website [Here]


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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Post by Mark

K’S PATH is holding their first fundraising event of the year in a fantastic setting inspired by Alice in Wonderland. You’ll spend the afternoon drinking tea accompanied by music and a host channeling the eccentric Mad Hatter. Seats are limited; email events@kspath.org to know how to purchase tickets. The event will be hosted at The Kuwait Riding Center.

Date: Friday, 29th March 2013
Time: 11AM to 1PM
Location: The Kuwait Riding Center
Ticket: KD15

Update: Event has sadly been canceled.


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Camel fight on Kuwait’s King Fahd highway

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[YouTube]

The news article says the camel fight blocked the highway but I don’t think that’s accurate. [Source]

Thanks JanduRam


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It’s a zoo out there

Post by John Peaveler

In February of this year, K’S PATH received a call about a Hamadryas baboon on the loose in the Friday market. Baboons of this kind tend to compete fiercely for resources, and can be particularly dangerous around food. They are also potential vectors for an astounding number of diseases that affect humans, including rabies, herpes, hepatitis b, HIV, and tuberculosis, to name but a few. A baboon on the loose in a public place, struggling to survive in stressful, unnatural conditions, therefore represents a serious risk to human health. Two of the K’S PATH animal control units therefore quickly responded to the call.

On arriving at the market, we were directed to the Shrimpy’s restaurant, where she had last been sighted. A thorough search of the building, including the roof, led nowhere. Several hours of searching the area around the market and talking to people revealed little except word of an occasional sighting. Eventually we were obliged to go back to our other duties and see what developed.

Later, we received a frantic call from one of the people we had spoken to earlier that day: the baboon was inside Lu & Lu Hypermarket, and people were panicking. This time K’S PATH mobilized all of our units and several volunteers, under the assumption we would have to use a dart gun to catch a baboon inside a crowded supermarket; a very dangerous prospect. By the time we arrive at the scene however, workers had chased the baboon back outside. Now we were faced with the prospect of finding and catching a primate in the dark, in a huge open area. Fortunately, we are experts in animal capture, so we went with our training. With such a recent sighting, we were able to more or less track the animals’ movements through eyewitness accounts. This led to a small cluster of buildings near the main entrance to the manufactured-goods area of the market. Here the trail went cold.

We split up with flashlights and headlamps to see what we could find. The first search revealed nothing. We were just about ready to give up. I was on top of the middle building creeping around looking for what I hoped wasn’t an angry primate, when the beam of my flashlight caught the slightest smudge in the dust inside of an air conditioning unit. A closer look revealed the slight impression of three little baboon prints.

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