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Cette collecte a été réussie, elle a été livrée le 08/10/2019, découvrez les photos de la livraison.
Picture taken by Animal Webaction on the Sunday 22 September 2019 photo association

A truckload of kibble to save the Egyptian dogs !

In Egypt, Heidi has no more kibbles for street dogs, what will happen to them?
Picture taken by Animal Webaction on the sunday 22 september 2019 photo association
A truckload of kibble to save the Egyptian dogs !
In Egypt, Heidi has no more kibbles for street dogs, what will happen to them?

2,300 kg
of dry food offered

2,300 kg
of dry food necessary

Donate with trust: Animal Webaction has been on site and checked the truthfulness of everything presented in the collection.

In Egypt, Heidi has no more kibbles for street dogs, what will happen to them?

Every day, Heidi receives new SOS for distressed street dogs, but she can no longer rescue them! 

The kibble stock is completly used up, the 120 dogs at the shelter are already threatened by hunger.

No supplier is willing to deliver kibble anymore because the debts are too high.

Desperate, Heidi asked for our help: we were there on September 22nd.

We would like to send 2300 kg of kibble as a matter of urgency.

100% transparency guaranteed

 

1. Without kibble, the shelter can no longer rescue street dogs, what will happen to them on the street?

With advanced scabies, and also very thin, this dog is one of the last for which Heidi received a call for help. But without food or any resources to treat him, it is impossible for her to take him to the shelter....

 

Eaten away by scabies, which has destroyed most of his hair, but also his immune system, this dog will not be able to get by on the street alone. But Heidi cannot do more than trying to find someone else to rescue him

 

Very frightened, and not knowing where to go, this street dog stays close to homes, probably hoping for help. But his presence bothers the inhabitants who threaten to poison him if no one moves him, and Heidi has no asylum to offer him

 

In addition to the diseases and accidents to which street dogs are subjected, they also suffer extermination campaigns that can occur at any time, and against which Heidi can no longer protect them

 

The number of street dogs in distress has increased steadily in recent months, but Heidi is now unable to help them. Without food, the shelter is overwhelmed by a huge lack of resources, and can no longer provide for its 120 dogs.

"I hate feeling useless, I try hard. I receive calls every day, and messages that I don't even open anymore, I think each month I receive more than 30 cases. Five minutes ago, I received a message about this dog who gave birth to 10 puppies. Children have already killed 4 of the 10 puppies by throwing stones at them, people decided to kill or poison the mother" explained Heidi, terribly affected by this situation.

 

 

2. At the shelter, the kibble stock is all gone, the 120 dogs are in danger

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At the shelter for only a month, Anika arrived there emaciated, suffering from a skin disease, and covered with several open wounds on her body. Already very weakened, she absolutely needs kibble

 

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Abandoned with walking difficulties and a leg injury, Saber is still on treatment today, and still weakened

 

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Only 6 months old, Butcher was paralyzed from the rear end when he was rescued. The few months spent in the shelter have improved his condition, but he is at risk of further deterioration due to malnutrition

 

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Pupy is only two months old, and still suffers from a skin disease, he will not be able to survive malnutrition

 

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"We didnt buy dry food for dogs from long time" explains Heidi. Among the 120 dogs hosted, several are already visibly emaciated by this diet

 

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No dog food, and only one bag of cat food (the shelter also has 200 cats): here is what our agent Cecilia was able to photograph during her visit on September 22nd

 

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A few frozen chicken pieces were still in the freezer when we came by: Heidi saves them carefully, in order to mix a small part of them with the old bread she now feeds the dogs with

 

Facing financial difficulties for several months now, Heidi had no choice but to buy on credit, until this solution also vanished.

Since then, she has been forced to buy old bread, which she mixes with a few carcasses when she manages to buy some. But these are only a small part of the meal brought to the dogs, and will soon be totally gone too! 

Dogs are getting thinner and nervous, the weaker ones won't be able to last long at this rate.

 

 

3. Being in debt on all sides, Heidi no longer has any supplier who agrees to send her food

Heidi is indebted to dog food suppliers, but also to low-cost meat traders. She has nowhere to buy food for her dogs, and her appeals are not working

 

"The last two months, I couldn't cover all my expenses, and now I have great debt. The food and medicine suppliers don't want to deal with me before I pay" Heidi explained to us earlier this month, during our first exchanges.

The problem does not only affect dog food, Heidi can no longer buy carcasses or meat at low prices either, her debt being also high with the butcher...
 

 

4. Heidi's SOSs have no effect, she's desperate

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"It just seems an uphill, never ending struggle. I try so hard" says Heidi, extremely worried about the future of her animals

 

Launched last spring to relieve Heidi of some of her debts, the teaming group currently has only 20 members....

 

"I really am sorry to keep begging...I wish I didn't have to, I really do. But I have nowhere else to turn" Heidi told her network a short while ago

 

 

Heidi spares no effort, and tries by all means to get help to keep the shelter afloat. "She strongly believes that she should do all she can to face and change the critical situation" summarizes our agent Cecilia.

But neither her SOS on the networks nor her online collections have worked so far, and the locals remain insensitive to the dogs' fate! 

 

 

5. If we don't reach the target, dogs won't receive any food

A failed collection on Animal Webaction

 

We can take action, we have already booked a truck and pallets, but we have to pay it before September 30th.

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.

 

 

6. Resources are at their lowest, Heidi can no longer even pay for medical expenses

An outbreak of parvovirus killed 7 puppies in the space of a few months.... Three of the puppies visible here have died, the remaining four are still under treatment

 

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Only 2 months old, Jelly and Maya were seriously ill when they were rescued by Heidi. They and their two siblings are still undergoing treatment, which draws on Heidi's resources

 

At the shelter, there are only a few dogs that do not require medical treatment upon arrival and/or during their stay. As Heidi has rescued many dogs since the beginning of the year, medical expenses have continued to increase, including spaying / neutering, which have burdened the shelter's budget.

This summer, an outbreak killed 7 puppies in just a few weeks, and many of the survivors are still on treatment today. "The vet used to visit the shelter twice per week for controls and treatments. Currently he only visits twice per month and for urgent cases I am taking the dogs by myself to any available vet" says Heidi.

 

 

7. To be at the shelter, Heidi had to give up her full-time job, she has few resources

Because she no longer had the resources to pay enough employees, Heidi was forced to leave her full-time job to take care of the animals herself. She now teaches part-time, and cares for the animals every morning at the shelter. 

A change that, in addition to imposing a gruelling pace on her, implies a major reduction of her own resources, and prevents her from covering costs that she could previously have covered! 

 

 

8. The association CatConnect asks us to help Heidi

President of the association CatConnect in the Netherlands, Irma is particularly affected by the situation of animals in Egypt, and has seen all the help Heidi gives them when visiting the shelter. She has also made the adoption of several cats from the shelter possible since last year.

But it is impossible for her to provide any financial support to the shelter. As her association is already fully committed to rescuing animals in Syria, which is exhausting all its own resources, she asks us to help Heidi.

 

9. Dedicated and determined, Heidi does everything to save Egyptian animals

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Touched by the animal welfare cause since her childhood, Heidi only fully invested herself in it after her divorce, and decided to found the shelter two years ago: "People are so cruel to animals that's why I started to save them and rehome them " she explains.

Heidi lives an hour from her shelter, so every day she has to face the journeys, the physical work of the shelter, her job as a teacher, and all the tasks related to managing the shelter, including fundraising...

If she keeps her head on her shoulders, she admits that she does not project herself too much into the future in order to have the strength to face everyday life.

 

 

10. We want to save them

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Rescued when he was still a puppy in bad shape, Milo has been living at the shelter for a year

 

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Rosa was wandering the streets with a broken leg, along with her puppy when she was rescued. Although treated, her lesion has left its after-effects and Rosa suffers from a deformation of the leg

 

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Hablola had taken shelter under a car with the litter she had just given birth to when she was reported to Heidi. Terrorized, she refused to move so as not to leave her little ones: all are now at the shelter

 

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Suffering from an infection, Rad wandered uncared for in the streets of Cairo, and was taken in by Heidi. One of his eyes could not be saved

 

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Miracle was involved in a car accident and suffered a serious injury to her right hind leg. Amputated, she managed to recover, but would not have survived without the shelter

 

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Folla is Rosa's daughter, and was found with her on the street. Suffering from several injuries, Folla also had a tumor that had to be operated on

 

11. In Egypt, street dogs are a nuisance that must be eliminated

 

With an estimated street dog population of over 20 million, which has been growing for years, Egypt faces a major problem that it is unable to control.

In the absence of spaying / neutering programmes, mass killings are regularly carried out: the dogs are then slaughtered with guns or poisoned. A practice that has been well known and used for decades, including in other countries, but which is useless to contain the population of stray dogs or eradicate rabies...

 

12. What will the 2300 kg collected be used for ? 

This collection is organized by the association CatConnect, for the benefit of Heidi's shelter. The 2300 kg of kibble collected will be delivered to Heidi to feed the 120 dogs in the shelter.

 

13. 100% transparency guaranteed

- Animal Webaction has been helping more than 833 animal welfare associations over the past 5 years, with more than 1,967 deliveries in 8 countries (see photos).

- We make sure to contact each partner association, inquire to ensure its reliability and always ask for supporting documents.

​- Our partner associations only receive physical products, which means we never send money. When you offer 10kg of food, we deliver 10kg of food to the association.

- We also deal with transportation ourselves, and make sure all the products collected are properly brought where the association needs them to be, so a quick delivery is guaranteed.

- We will notify you by email as soon as the product bought thanks to your donation has been delivered.

- We will ask the association to take pictures of the food received, and will send you these pictures.

- The payment of donations is 100% secured by Paypal (no obligation to have a Paypal account), and by credit card.

- If you change your mind, we will refund your donation upon request, without charge or proof of any kind.

- If unfortunately the collection fails, we will not deliver anything, we will refund you the full amount of your donation.

Organizer
Association Stichting CatConnect
Zonnedauw 27
6961 PL Eerbeek
NL Netherlands

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