This has been a long time in the making and a huge accomplishment for all involved. I can't even tell you how many animals I've rescued and taken to K'S PATH. They are my go-to emergency source for strays and abused animals and have never turned down a call for help - at all hours of the day and night. This has included John rushing out to dart and rescue feral puppies living in an on-ramp of a busy highway, and advice from Ayesha on how my friend may be able to re-home (you can't actually) an aggressive baboon (don't buy wild animals!).
Way-back-when, when K'S PATH was a fledgling organization under the name of "Animal Friends", I met Ayesha and her husband, John.In those early days, I went to Ayesha's home to drop off a stray kitten. I was welcomed by approximately 5 very friendly and well-fed dogs (and that was only in their front hall!) At one point, they even fostered a baby hyena in their home. No creature was left behind.
It was actually hard for me to recognize any of the people in this photo because I have never seen any of them in formal attire; they are usually working with animals; or making a brief appearance before going out to work with animals; or going home to take care of animals. They have all been on call 24/7 regardless of their personal sacrifice (and quite frankly, I don't believe any of them has ever seen it as a "sacrifice").
Unfortunately, something as seemingly-simple as opening a business in Kuwait can take years. Trying to open a legally-licensed animal shelter is a long, frustrating and tedious undertaking. Unless you own land and are backed by people of influence who can orchestrate actual change in the country, there is little chance that you will ever be able to obtain legal status. K'S PATH has been blessed by the generosity of others - in terms of dedication, generosity of spirit, land and material items, hard work and outright fortitude of character of all those involved.