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All Dogs Matter

HOWND is a proud supporter of many years of London-based dog rescue All Dogs Matter. The charity works tirelessly as a small team to transform the lives of unwanted and abandoned dogs around Greater London and overseas. They will will never put a healthy dog down. And they don’t discriminate against a dog’s breed or age – all dogs matter. Founded by HOWND’s great friend Ira Moss, together with actor and patron Peter Egan.

Animals Asia

HOWND is proud to support Animals Asia over many years. Founded in 1998 by the incredible Jill Robinson MBE, Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for all animals and to end the barbaric bear bile and dog meat trade in China and Vietnam.

HOWND co-founder Jo spent a week at the Vietnam sanctuary in Tam Dao in September 2019 and saw first-hand the phenomenal work this charity does to effect long term change.

The Surge Sanctuary

Surge’s animal sanctuary is located on an 18 acre site in the rural Midlands of England. The animal right’s organisation includes vegan educator Earthing Ed and its mission is to offer a lifelong, no-kill, safe haven and forever home to abused and unwanted animals. We are extremely proud to support this wonderful initiative that aims to educate and rehabilitate.


The Nowzad Dogs charity was created by Pen Farthing, a former Royal Marines commando, in 2007 after rescuing a dog he called Nowzad while serving in the town of Nowzad in Afghanistan. Winning the War for Animals is the charity’s slogan, and its mission is to relieve the suffering of animals in Afghanistan and to provide rescue, rehabilitation and education facilities for the care and treatment of such animals with no voice but ours.

Islay Dog Rescue

The small team at Islay Dog rescue have been rehoming dogs from death row since 2011. Islay Dog Rescue is a non-profit volunteer organisation operated by Lorraine Jardine and a dedicated band of volunteers from Glen Islay Farm, a small-holding near Cumnock, on the South-West Coast of Scotland.

Cadela Carlota

While visiting a remote area in Portugal in 2019, HOWND co-founder Jo and 3 rescues named Kitty, Obi and Joia (all now safely living in bonny Scotland) crossed paths. Jo witnessed such cruelty to dogs in the area and decided to raise funds back in the UK to bring rescues over three times a year from the Cadela Carlota no-kill shelter based in Lagos to Islay Dog Rescue in rural Scotland.


While visiting family in Cape Town, South Africa, co-founder Jo saw the magnificent work African Tails performs in the region’s poorest communities. With one unsterilised female dog and her offspring producing a staggering 67,000 puppies over a 6-year period, mass sterilisation is the only way to curb the over-population of neglected and abused dogs and cats.

Since 2006, African Tails has sterilised over 16,000 impoverished dogs and cats, rehomed over 2,000, as well as treated and fed thousands of hungry tummies. African Tails is also making sustainable long-term impact through pet care education in impoverished communities.

Saving Suffering Strays

Milena Malesevic has been rescuing stray dogs from the streets of Sarajevo for more than 20 years and has rescued over 1000 dogs. During the war in Bosnia many people could no longer care for their pets and as a result many dogs ended up on the streets. Supported by a team of volunteers, Milena works tirelessly to rescue the most vulnerable dogs from the streets and from public shelters, where the dogs are subjected to unimaginable cruelty and hardship.

Saving Suffering Strays relieves the suffering of animals in need of care and provides rescue and rehoming services and treatment of stray dogs in the UK, Bosnia-Herzegovina and other European Countries.


APDAWG is an All-Party Parliamentary Group made up of MPs, Peers and associate animal welfare organisations, ethical pet industry companies and other qualified people or groups with a specific interest in animal welfare. The group discusses and challenges dog-related activities, legislation, and trends with the overall aim of improving the health and welfare of the UK's dogs. HOWND co-founder Jo Amit is a member of APDAWG that meets quarterly in Westminster. The group is chaired by Dr Lisa Cameron MP, as well as revered vet Marc Abraham the indomitable animal welfare activist behind Lucy’s Law.