About the project
The Jerusalem Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, originally called the Animal Protection Society, was one of Israel’s first animal protection organizations. Since 1970, the society has operated a shelter in the Atarot Industrial Zone on the Jerusalem periphery to serve as temporary home to approximately 300 cats and dogs from the greater Jerusalem region. The society offers an adoption service, and operates a veterinary clinic and 24-hour emergency medical service. In 1981, the Jerusalem Foundation supported construction of the Joel Animal Clinic, which enabled staff to care for dogs and cats housed at the shelter and to provide fee-services to pets brought in from throughout the city. In 2001, it supported planning for the relocation of the clinic to Avner Street in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood.