Our Mission  – To provide animals exceptional care and a loving home.


Giving Animals a Second Chance.

The Association for Abandoned Animals Sanctuary – The AAA – houses 95 dogs, all abandoned and mostly come from the streets.

Our mission is to shelter these poor abandoned animals, treat them for any injuries or illness that they may have, and then place them for adoption. There is never a time limit for how long a dog can remain in our care.

We are a registered Charity VO/0092. We rely on donations to continue our work and receive no governmental funds.


Sponsorships, Donations and Volunteers are all essential in keeps the AAA going.



Sponsorships are one of our main sources of income. With €30 you can sponsor a dog for a year, this helps provide food…

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Volunteers are an invaluable part of our organization. Our volunteers assist us with socializing the pets at our shelter…

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Donate any amount you can. Big or small, all donations will be used to help the abandoned dogs. All donations…

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For both you and your dog.

Animal Welfare Ambulance – 1717 / 79969918

You can call animal welfare on 1717 and they will come and check for a chip- this is normally the best thing to do first. You can also take a dog to a vet to check for a chip.If you wish to take the dog to a sanctuary, you need to call them first to check if they have space. The law gives you several options:

1. Return to owner if known
2. Deliver dog to the nearest police station
3. Deliver dog to a registered sanctuary, but they are under no legal obligation to take the dog
4. If you wish to keep the dog, take it to the nearest police station to make a report and to check for a chip. After 7 days you can claim ownership

If your dog is lost, you need to make both a police report, and inform the chip registrars. This notification has to be made to the Microchipping Office at the Veterinary Regulation Directorate on 22925301, and has to be done within 48 hours. They will then inform the sanctuaries, vets and the animal welfare department. If your dog isnt chipped, you still need to make a police report, but you will need to inform all the sanctuaries, vets and the animal welfare department yourself.

All dogs 4 months and older must be microchipped, and at any age wear an ID tag on their collar/harness when in public. Either offence is punishable by a €300 fine. You also significantly reduce the chances of getting your dog back if you don’t.

Spaying is a general term used to describe the removal of the ovaries and uterus of a female animal.Neutering is a general term used to describe the castration of a male animal. However, neutering is often used in reference to both genders. The surgical procedure, performed by a veterinarian, renders the animal incapable of reproducing. Here are answers to some questions you may have about this beneficial procedure.

What are some of the health and behavioral benefits?
Through neutering, you can help your dog live a happier, healthier, longer life.

Spaying a female dog eliminates the messiness associated with the heat cycle.
Neutering of male dogs can prevent certain undesirable sexual behaviors, such as urine marking, humping, male aggression and the urge to roam.
If you have more than one pet in your household, all the pets will generally get along better if they are neutered.

A long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health for both cats and dogs. Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland, and greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumours.

Can’t I allow my purebred dog to have just one litter?
Mixed breed or purebred — there just aren’t enough good homes. Purebred animals also often end up in shelters. In fact, 25 percent of shelter dogs are purebreds. Responsible purebred breeders have homes for their potential litters before they breed.

If I find homes for my pet’s litters, then I won’t contribute to the problem, right?
Wrong. Only a finite number of people want pets. So every home you find for your pet’s offspring takes away a home from a loving animal already at a shelter.

Neutering can even be for free.
Call Dogs Trust Malta on 7771100 to see if you are eligible for free neutering.

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1. Hamrun Shop:
Funky Jumble 4 Paws, AAA Charity Shop, Villambrosa Street , Hamrun

Directions: at St. Philips roundabout take the Hamrun exit, drive past LIDL of Sta Venera, and we are on the first corner on the right just a few metres away from St Francis Church, opposite Cosmed pharmacy.

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Opening Hours:

Mornings: Monday – Saturday 9.30-1pm

Afternoons: Monday – Friday 4.30-6.30pm


2. Tarxien Shop:
Funky Jumble 4 Paws, AAA Charity Shop, Triq Dun Guzeppl Gonzi, Tarxien

Directions: First corner on your right as you pass James Caterers Shop in St.Thomas Street (direction from Fgura to Tarxien).

Opening Hours:

Mornings: Monday – Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm

Evenings: Monday & Tuesday 4.30pm-6.30pm



AAA, PO Box 24, Hamrun

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday from 9:00 – 14:00

The sanctuary opens for adoptions every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 14:00

Charity shop

Funky Jumble 4 Paws, AAA Charity
Shop, Villambrosa Street, Hamrun

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Opening Hours:
Mon to Sat – 9.30 to 1.00pm
Mon to Fri – 4.30 to 6.30pm