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In Morocco, Hind has no more kibble for her 160 dogs, they will starve to death!
Overwhelmed by the new rescues, Hind is helpless in the face of the food shortage.
At her request, we went on site on October 12th.
Sick, malnourished and wounded, dogs are extremely fragile.
Without a grant or any help from foundations, we are her last hope.
We would like to send 4000 kg of kibble as a matter of urgency.
The association's shelter, commonly known as a " recovery centre ", mainly receives abused, sick, abandoned or dying dogs. All of them are cared for by a veterinarian when they arrive at the centre, they are in a state of extreme fragility, and need an adapted diet to have a chance to survive.
Last August, the Animal Webaction community rallied to send 2000 kg of kibbles on site, but this stock is now over... Since then, Hind has rescued 60 new dogs, and the shelter has never been so crowded, they need food!
Every day that passes, Hind is contacted to rescue new dogs in distress, and sees the number of dogs that keeps increasing at the shelter and on the streets. "There are always problems. Workers are not enough, the place is not spacious, dogs are in significant increase" says Hind, who is fighting to keep going.
Accidents, abuse, diseases and poisoning are the lot of many rescued dogs, who need time, care and food to get better....
"Workers expect to be paid, gas is also should be paid alongside the other ambulance expenses (e,g, insurance). Furthermore, we have veterinary debts and pharmacy debts." explains Hind, who is trying to juggle expenses as best she can.
"I cannot pay it myself because I have to pay my workers and buy medicine; I cannot handle these expenses alongside food expenses. If this collection does not succeed, we may not continue. Not because I do not want to, but rather because I cannot do that without food expenses covered."
We can take action, we have already booked a truck and pallets, but we have to pay it before October 23rd.
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.
Following the signing of an agreement with the Town Hall, Hind was given a room to accommodate the dogs, and was also to receive subsidies, but these were never paid. "The shelter operates mostly from my own money. Donors usually donate for specific dogs, but not regularly. Basically, the shelter is surviving with your food and my own money. The government does not help," says Hind.
Faced with severe economic difficulties, Hind had to manage alone to remedy them: "Lacking money to pay my workers is another problem. I always delay their salaries. I also struggle with paying gas for the ambulance. Besides, we do not receive regular donations aside from yours may you be rewarded for that."
In addition to the rescues, the association also plays a role as a dispensary, designed to help as many animals as possible. Since the beginning of the year, several hundreds of dogs have been treated by the dispensary team, and more than 4000 since its creation.
Rescues, water and animal transport, emergency management and social networking are Hind's daily routine, yet she works full time to finance the shelter....
Her days start at 5am, and end at 12am, she literally can't do more!
Hind is a real warrior who fights for animal protection; even if it means forgetting her own problems. For years, she has been fighting to raise awareness among Moroccans in order to eradicate, she hopes one day, cruelty to stray animals.
But her commitment is not without sacrifices: "I don’t spend enough time with my own family; I have 3 beautiful children, and I am not always available for my job.I don’t travel. I don’t sleep well [...] So I don't have time for my own life," she says.
"I’m currently optimistic and full of hope. Although, we are suffering, but that does not stop me from doing my best to establish a better environment for dogs in Morocco." she says, "But without your help, we can't continue. These dogs really NEED you. These dogs need food. Other dogs are expected to be rescued and their lives are in your hands. It’s YOU who give us the courage and the will to continue."
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 Comme Chiens et Chats Maroc. The 4000 kg of kibbles collected will be delivered to Hind to feed the 160 dogs for which the association is responsible.
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