Our Story

PASH (Pacific Animal Shelter and Hospital) was conceived in 2015 when a small group of dedicated animal lovers came together to address Fiji’s abandoned animal situation.

Did you know that we do not receive any government funding?

Thankfully, a member of our group Bob Facciola, an American ex-pat living in Fiji, stepped forward and offered to purchase the property and provide the funds to construct the buildings. This has allowed us to build the first purpose-built shelter where abandoned and mistreated cats and dogs can be housed and treated.

Fortunately, we were able to find a suitable parcel of land about 3.5 kilometres from Nadi International Airport, and Conway Beg of CarchStudio Architects in Suva offered his services to design our building. He created an oasis where commitment, compassion and hard work will thrive. A place where abandoned and neglected animals will find comfort, security and loving care.

With the help of the relevant Fiji government agencies and ministers, we were able to have the land rezoned to allow for the shelter’s construction.


PASH is a registered not-for-profit charity under the Fiji Charitable Trust Act. This ensures all donations stay with us, to be used strictly within the objectives of our organisation.
It also allowed for the construction of Fiji’s first state-of-the-art veterinary hospital.

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