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We can't let these 830 dogs starve!

URGENT ! In Morocco, the 830 dogs of Michele's shelters will soon be out of kibble, they are going to starve!
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We can't let these 830 dogs starve!
URGENT ! In Morocco, the 830 dogs of Michele's shelters will soon be out of kibble, they are going to starve!

4,500 kg
Dry food offered

4,500 kg
Dry food necessary

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Animal Webaction visited the site 16 March 2023 and confirms the situation described below.

1. In Morocco, the 830 dogs in Michèle's shelters will soon run out of kibble. They will starve if nobody helps!


"In total in our three shelters, we currently have 830 dogs. This is simply huge and in addition to the dogs under our direct care, we also feed the dogs at the local pound. In total, we are responsible for the lives of about 1000 dogs... This is a frightening number, yet people continue to bring us new dogs every day!

People contact me daily to beg me to take dogs, puppies... In Agadir we also have a lot of camper vans, they stay from October to April and when they find dogs on the road, they bring them to us. It's a good intention, it's a wonderful gesture. I accept these dogs because I want to give them a chance, but given that our infrastructures are completely full, I don't know where to put them anymore...

Beyond the issue of space, the quantities of kibble we need to feed all our dogs are enormous! But when we publish appeals for kibble, not many people get involved... And since COVID, kibble suppliers no longer accept that we pay on credit either! Difficulties are piling up and we sincerely need a helping hand to avoid sinking and be able to feed all the dogs in our care!"

2. The dogs live in packs, if they are not fed, the strongest will attack the weakest...


"Fights are somewhat rare because we are very vigilant and we are always on pins and needles, but with maxed out shelters and large groups of dogs, unfortunately they can't always be avoided. Let's say that for so many dogs we have very few fights, but sometimes we have very serious injuries nonetheless...

One thing is certain, fights are very much related to food, or rather the lack of food. If the dogs eat their fill, they are not very territorial, but as soon as the kibble runs out, fights increase. In this context, it is absolutely unthinkable to reduce their portions! Our top priority is to ensure that each of our dogs has kibble, water and proper care. But we can only rely on the generosity of others to achieve this goal, and ensure the survival of all our dogs!"

3. Midof is skeletal... He won't make it without kibble!


"Midof is a young dog of about 4 years, we rescued him from the streets of Agadir, where he caught a virus which he unfortunately has a lot of difficulty recovering from. We don't know his history, but he is an extremely shy dog, it is still difficult for us to approach him. He is also very thin... Without kibble, he could die! We really need some help to avoid such a catastrophic outcome."

4. Adoptions are at their lowest, the need for kibble is huge and suppliers are no longer willing to accept credit!


"We are constantly posting on social media and we only finance ourselves with the donations we receive from abroad. Our association has a good reputation and we have regular support, but even so, when you take into account the monthly expenses we have to cover (kibble, rent, staff, sterilisations, vaccinations, care, treatments...) the task is huge! Not to mention the fact that we have no payment facilities anywhere. Kibble suppliers don't want to deliver on credit anymore and with inflation, kibble are also much more expensive than before!

We do our best to promote our dogs for adoption and get them sponsored. Unfortunately, we used to send our dogs to the United States and Canada for adoption, but both countries have banned the entry of Moroccan dogs into their territory since 2021, due to detected cases of rabies. We currently have 60 dogs ready to leave, but we have no family for them... As for adoptions in Europe, they are very few because the local shelters are also full since the post-COVID abandonments and the arrival of Ukrainian dogs! Between our shelters and the dogs that we help at the pound, there are a lot of dogs who rely on us and this represents a huge financial burden that we cannot continuously honour... We welcome any help to feed them, no matter how big or small, with open arms!"

5. Michele isn't asking for money, only kibble to prevent the dogs from starving.


"I have been in animal welfare for 17 years. At the beginning, I only had a dispensary that could accommodate up to 80 dogs. In 2013 I created the association Le Cœur sur la Patte, with the aim of creating a TVNR program in agreement with the municipality of Agadir. Three years later, after long discussions, this program was launched and subsidised by the government, it was the very first of its kind in Morocco! By 2018, we had already vaccinated, identified and sterilised over 1300 stray dogs, most of which had been released back into their territory of origin. Unfortunately, this same year, things took a completely different turn. The Agadir authorities, responding to pressure from all sides, decreed that all dogs, including identified, sterilised and vaccinated dogs, should be removed from the streets.

Faced with the risks to our wonderful dogs, I decided to rescue them all, and that's how I ended up with three shelters and more than 800 dogs under my responsibility... It was never my intention to find a home for so many dogs, but I couldn't let them down! Today, we still operate TNVR campaigns on a smaller scale, for dogs and cats in Agadir. We also provide food regularly for those still living on the streets and for those at the pound. At 68, I have poor health and growing emotional fatigue, but I will always campaign tirelessly to try to improve the rights of the animals of my birth country."

6. If this campaign succeeds, Michele will not receive any money but 4500 kg of kibble, delivered from Animal Webaction's logistics platform in Morocco.

Animal Webaction has a logistical platform in Morocco, which allows us to intervene quickly and deliver kibbles.

7. Michèle and the association's teams are multiplying their actions to obtain help, but the kibble needs are too great!

"We can't exist without the help of all our supporters, so we work a lot on social media to keep our community informed of our actions and difficulties. I'm on my computer or phone all day looking for donations! 

We are lucky enough to have been helped by several foundations over the years, but these grants are usually targeted (sterilisations, veterinary fees...). Sometimes we receive help for kibble, but this is more rare, and our needs are still enormous! 

In the past, we had tried to collect food scraps from hotels in Agadir, but this was not successful, as everything was mixed up: food, cigarette butts, etc... And with so many dogs and the extremely hot temperatures in our region, feeding them with scraps is too risky! Our only option is kibble... and we need a huge help to get it!"

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9. In Morocco, donors are scarce, and there are no foundations or subsidies. It is very difficult to find funding for kibbles, many dogs remain starving on the street!


If you know of a foundation or NGO that could help Michele, please invite them to contact us so that we can put them in touch.

If you represent a Foundation or an NGO for animal protection, please help Michele's dogs, contact us and we will put you in touch!

If you want to come to Michele's shelter to help her or if you want to send her kibbles or a check directly, contact her via the shelter's Facebook page (note: direct help is under your own responsibility).

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Association Association Le Cœur sur la Patte
Avenue Général Kettani
80000 Agadir
MA Morocco

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