HAPS is founded in October 29, 2001 to work through out the country to
help the animals and solve the problem with the help of ANIMAL PEOPLE, USA
and it is the first of its kind in Ethiopia.
HAPS came to existence
having the idea of Animal Birth Control /ABC/ program through Trap Neuter
Release /TNR/ method which can replace the dog shooting and poisoning as a
means of population and rabies control, by its founders who were working
in the Bale Mountains National Park /BMNP/, a national park with a diverse
fauna and flora in which most of them are endemic to Ethiopia.
government bodies in Addis Ababa became convinced that the ABC program
through the Trap Neuter Release /TNR/ method can fully replace poisoning
in order to control the population of homeless dogs in the city.
Based on this HAPS signed
the tripartite operational agreement with the directly concerned
government bodies. The government also agreed to stand beside the
successfulness of this activity when ever the society is in need of any
expertise and /or facilities.
This document is also disseminated from the
Federal to the Kebele /community/ level for the smooth implementation of
the project and managed to reach the stage to solve the problems of the