Tony Waters was a British expatriate who had lived in Bahrain for over thirty years. He originally arrived to set up a chain of hair dressing salons, however, his daughter began rescuing stray animals from the streets of Bahrain, and from those acts of kindness three decades ago, Bahrain’s only no kill animal rescue centre was born.
The Bahrain Animal Rescue Centre was officially established in 1999.
Tony sadly passed away in 2018 after a long and courageous battle against liver and colon cancer, and the shelter is dedicated to ensure his legacy lives on. The shelter has continued to expand every year and is now home to over 300 dogs and cats searching for their permanent families.
The shelter is kept running thanks to the efforts of our regular volunteers and donors who look after the animals each and every day. You can find out more about our volunteers here.
We have a wide range of dogs and cats currently available for adoption or foster at the shelter. If you're looking to add a new member to your family, select one of the links below to meet our rescue animals.
Learn more about how you can join our team of volunteers, donate towards the shelter and help support the animals or find out about our mission and goals.