The Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that is dedicated to improving the welfare of domestic animals in Indonesia, protecting Indonesian wildlife, and raising awareness in local and international communities about animal welfare through education programs and the dissemination of information. They deserve your support.
Since its establishment in 2008, JAAN has implemented many successful programs to help domestic animals in Jakarta and deal with pet population control in a humane way. They rescue, rehabilitate and re-home feral dogs and cats, as well as those that have been abandoned and abused. They also offer fostering opportunities and run sterilisation drives to reduce future populations of unwanted kittens and puppies.
JAAN also works with the Indonesian government and the Forestry Department to rescue wildlife from extinction and put a halt to the illegal wildlife trade. For example, they are a huge supporter of the Brahminy Kite Rescue and Re-introduction Program, which was established in 2004 in Indonesia’s Thousand Islands. The Brahminy Kite is a striking sea eagle and the official mascot of Jakarta, yet numbers have been declining rapidly in Java due to the illegal pet trade. The programme aims to reverse this trend and encourage healthy population growth.
Other initiatives that JAAN is involved in include marine mammal rescue work, coral conservation, primate welfare, the ‘Free Bali Dolphins’ and ‘Dogs Are Not Meat’ campaigns, nature conservation, and community activities like reef check programmes, wildlife conservation awareness programmes, eco tourism activities and their annual fundraising dog walk event, JAAN Paw Day.
You can support JAAN in many ways including signing petitions, sponsoring, fostering or adopting a furry friend, donating funds or supplies, or volunteering at their shelter or with other activities. You can also become a member of JAAN by simply donating a minimum of IDR50,000. Members get to stay in the loop about their current programmes and activities via their newsletter, and they also get a five to 10 per cent discount at the Animal Clinic Jakarta.