The Faculty's Participation in a project to control stray dogs in Ma'an Governorate .
28 Jul 2019

Princess Alia Foundation launched a project to control local stray dogs in Maan by Animal Birth control (ABC). The event was organized by United States Agency for International Development USAID and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in collaboration with veterinarians from the small animals Association of Jordanian Veterinarians and Ma'an governorate veterinarians with financial support from the American spear Foundation.

The participated veterinarians along with veterinary college students supervised by Professor Zuhir Bani Ismail and Dr. Candance Wimbish from US Army Battalion Veterinarian conducted several animal birth control surgical procedures for these stray animals. The Ma'an Governor's support and invitation to the event confirmed the government's willingness to find a humane and practical solution to the growing problem of stray animals.

The Dean of the Veterinary Medicine College Professor Mohammad Khalifeh praised the role played by the Princess Alia Foundation in initiating this project which aims to enhance the interaction between the university and the local community, promote the culture of animal welfare and develop social responsibility and volunteer spirit of the students. He also announced that the University has adopted the idea of this project to control the problem of stray dogs on campus, which began in 2017 and stressed the college's efforts to expand throughout the Kingdom to find a sustainable solution to this problem. He pointed out that active cooperation among academic and international institutions, civil society institutions, the private sector, and the continuous support of the Princess Alia Foundation is the key to the future success of such a project.