22 Apr 2017
Under the Patronage of Royal Highness Princess Iman bint Al-Hussein Animal Birth Control Project

Under the Patronage of Royal Highness

Princess Iman bint Al-Hussein

Animal Birth Control Project

Her Highness Princess Iman Bint Al Hussein patronized a project to control local astray dogs by animal Birth control (ABC) methods on Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) campus.  The event was organized by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University in collaboration with the Jordanian Association of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, department of control of disease carriers and animal welfare in the Greater Amman Municipality and with the financial support of the Boehringer Ingelheim under the Hold My Hand initiative.

Her Royal Highness Princess Iman Bint Al Hussein participated with the members of the faculty, students and veterinarians from the private sector in conducting a number of animal birth control surgical procedures for these animals.

The University President, Dr. Omar Al Jarrah, praised the role played by Princess Iman Bint Al Hussein in participating in this project and her support for such initiatives which aim to enhance the interaction between the university and the local community, promote the culture of animal welfare and develop the social responsibility and volunteer spirit of the students. As he announced that this project is adapted by the University to control the problem of stray dogs on campus.

The Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Falah Chdeftat, said that this project aims at controlling the stray dogs in a scientific way that takes into account the humane aspects and the welfare of the animal as well as maintains the ecological balance and human health. He pointed out that this project reflects the meanings of active cooperation between academic institutions, civil society institutions and the private sector.

The Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mohammed Khalifeh said that this project will be circulated at the northern region of the country through agreements that intended to be held by the college with the Northern municipalities as a solution this problem s that disturb the community.

The students of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the initiative of "Veterinary Community" and "Voice of Veterinarian" and "Vets Giving Minds" have provided care for these animals and participate in the surgical operations as part of the field hands-on training. An active Veterinary student in animal welfare, Mohammad Abugharbieh, with his colleagues expressed their great happiness that the university adapting this leading initiative to control this problem in modern and scientific approach.

During the event, commemorative souvenirs were exchanged to honoring Princess Iman Bint Al Hussein, the participants and the supporters of the project.‚Äč