Louise Hastie

Louise Hastie has a formidable timeline of making a difference to so many animals lives in some of the most war torn countries in the world. With a military background, she found herself rescuing cats in Iraq shortly after completing her military service out there and became well known for her efforts despite so many obstacles.

In Afghanistan she designed, and built, three shelters which housed over 100 dogs with a large area for exercise as well as a vet clinic. She ran the clinic, single handed, which oversaw countless operations saving lives of animals that had suffered extreme injuries. Louise left Afghanistan in February 2016 to start new path building shelters for animals in other countries where the suffering was immense. 2 dogs from Iraq and 5 from Afghanistan along with 3 cats from Iraq and 4 from Afghanistan now live in the UK with Louise. These animals have seen her through many difficult times and her promise to them was to bring them home. War Paws are thrilled to have her on board as her passion and expertise will enable real change and a future for the forgotten animals of war.