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In Morocco, this shelter no longer has any food for its 119 dogs, they will starve to death!
Hanane begs us to help her, she no longer has any kibble for her 119 dogs.
We were at the shelter on August 2nd.
Hanane can no longer pay the rent, nor the employees, she can't buy kibble!
Without a grant, she is helpless and will not be able to continue without support.
We want to send 2000 kg of kibble as a matter of urgency.
The Moroccan kibble carrier will close in a few days for its annual leave, which leaves very little time for a successful collection.
Hanane dedicates her shelter to dogs that would have no chance of surviving on the street: sick, disabled, or wounded, all are particularly vulnerable.
They are not strong enough to overcome a period of famine!
Last April, the Animal Webaction community got together to send 4000 kg of dry food to the shelter for dogs who were only eating dry bread at the time.
But summer in Morocco is very difficult for street dogs, and rescues have been numerous since then, the shelter has gone from 50 to 119 dogs in just a few weeks! The kibbles are now used up, and Hanane can't buy any more.
"Recently I haven’t been able to find financial means to pay the rent and the workers. We have to pay the rent, the workers, the gas of the car, the veterinary, the medicine, and a lot of other expenses; we’re just out of money." she explained, in tears, during our visit.
" I cannot manage to pay myself because I cannot afford to. With all the expenses we already have, if we include food expenses, we’re going to be broke and will probably unwillingly stop fighting for this cause."
We can take action, we have already booked a truck and pallets, but we have to pay it before August 07.
If the collection fails, we will not be able to pay, the departure of the truck will be cancelled and none of the collected kibbles will be delivered...
If the collection fails, we will refund all donors.
For 3 years, Hanane's shelter benefited from a municipal grant, which allowed it to operate.
But the subsidy contract, established for 3 years, ended in 2018 and could not be renewed because of a lack of budget at the town hall: "That’s why we’re having difficulties covering all expenses. We’re still looking for other partnerships."
Since then, Hanane has only received occasional help from a small Belgian association, precious but derisory in view of the expenses incurred at the shelter.
Inconvenienced by the presence of dogs, a resident close to the shelter is trying to scare Hanane away by any means possible, and has filed several complaints.
Whatever the outcome of the conflict from a legal point of view, Hanane fears for her dogs, and is totally seized by this situation. And may have to move again if it doesn't improve....
Hanane is a force of nature: although she has very little support, she continues to hope and do her best to bring the best to the dogs in the shelter, even if it means cutting herself off from her loved ones: "Even my family and friends tell me that they cannot come and see me unless I take my dogs out. You can see my house ( ed : it’s all full of dogs and cats)
If she accepts the sacrifices, she remains revolted not to receive more support in her struggle: "There should be some kind of a solution. The government should help these kind of shelters, so dogs and cats live peacefully. They should be saved from dying and suffering in streets"
"I have a lot of handicapped and blind dogs that I take care of, and I would like more support and help, so I can keep doing this. Dog’s food is going to put off a great burden upon my shoulders and will help me provide a better life to these dogs."
With an estimated population of around 2 million street dogs, Morocco has been carrying out mass slaughter operations at regular intervals for decades.
Dogs are poisoned with strychnine, or shot with a gun, usually in the spring: before the arrival of tourists, or any other important international event.
However, spaying programmes have already been carried out in some Moroccan cities: unfortunately, they have so far always been abandoned, as their fruits take too long to bear fruit.
This collection is organized by the association AHPPAE. The 2000 kg of kibbles collected will be delivered to Hanane to feed the 119 dogs for which the association is responsible.
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