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We cannot let the 169 dogs of Ibtissam's shelter starve to death!

Emergency! Following the earthquake, Ibtissam's shelter has suffered material damage and is short of kibble. The dogs are at risk of starvation!
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We cannot let the 169 dogs of Ibtissam's shelter starve to death!
Emergency! Following the earthquake, Ibtissam's shelter has suffered material damage and is short of kibble. The dogs are at risk of starvation!

2,500 kg
Dry food offered

2,500 kg
Dry food necessary

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Animal Webaction visited the site 10 September 2023 and confirms the situation described below.

1. Following the earthquake that hit Morocco, Ibtissam's shelter is facing material damage and an imminent kibble shortage... The 169 dogs will starve to death if no one helps!


"These are very difficult days for us. As our shelter is based in Marrakech, the earthquake has unfortunately not spared us. The walls are cracked and some have partially collapsed, but fortunately our 169 dogs are all safe and sound! And considering that not far from us, entire villages have been razed to the ground, we're not doing too badly...

However, this natural disaster comes on top of our existing problems, and the financial pressure we were already under. We're going to have to find funds to carry out repairs at the shelter, when we don't even have the resources to ensure a stable supply of kibble! In fact, we've only got one day's worth of kibble left... The situation is extremely precarious.

The dogs' portions are already rationed to the maximum, some of them are malnourished, and malnutrition has made them vulnerable to disease. The lack of kibble is even preventing us from saving other dogs roaming the streets... The success of this fund-raising campaign is absolutely vital to us. The possibility of failure terrifies me, because the dogs are counting on us, and we're desperately short of funds to buy more kibble. We are engaged in a fight for their survival..."

2. Without kibble, the many vulnerable dogs at the shelter won't survive!


"The fragility of the shelter's dogs is growing day by day. It's painful to see that the most vulnerable among them are the first to suffer. Without kibble, their situation worsens, the risk of infection soars, their resistance to disease diminishes... I feel an immense helplessness in the face of this situation. 

For these dogs, kibbles represent much more than food: they are a barrier against external dangers, a bulwark against a weakening that makes illnesses commonplace, sometimes fatal... It's a thought that terrifies me every minute. The shelter is supposed to be their sanctuary, a haven of peace. But without kibble, it's just the opposite... My role as protector is severely tested. Feeling so helpless in the face of their hunger, not being able to save them for lack of kibble, it's a nightmare come to life."

3. Donations have dried up, Ibtissam is in debt and no longer knows how to cope... Only this campaign will enable her to feed her dogs!


"I make regular appeals on social networks, hoping that the community will mobilize. But even with frequent posts, the returns and donations are really low. The global economic context is not favorable and if before we could at least count on the generosity of tourists, since the pandemic, this help has also evaporated. Tourism has never really taken off again, and with the catastrophic situation created by the earthquake, I don't think we're about to get out of this slump. This reality is hard to accept, as we depend entirely on the contributions of others to survive. 

At the same time, my attempts to negotiate with our kibble supplier to pay off our debts have been unsuccessful. I've also tried to secure partnerships with local restaurants, for example, but even there I've met with no success. We're piling up debts with the kibble supplier, the vet, the shelter's utilities... I don't know which way to turn, and now I'll also have to find funds to repair the damage caused by the earthquake. We really need to cross a problem off our long list... and the supply of kibble is the most pressing of all! If we have enough food for our dogs, we'll be able to tackle everything else. The No. 1 priority is their well-being and survival, whatever happens."

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


"The kibble shortage is more than just a logistical complication. It puts every dog in the shelter at risk. The dogs depend on me, they trust me for their survival. Without kibble, the diseases already lurking among them will intensify at a speed that makes my blood run cold. The dogs, already weakened, may not last long. 

Quite simply, kibble is the pillar, the foundation of my daily fight for their survival. The dogs at the shelter have already been saved once. They deserve better than to go hungry after finding shelter! What's more, this shortage doesn't just affect those who are already here. It closes the shelter door to others, to those who are waiting for a chance, a helping hand..."

5. Alone, overwhelmed and often misunderstood, Ibtissam needs support to continue her mission.


"Rescuing dogs is never an easy task, and here in Morocco, the challenges seem to multiply. Between the long days, the nights when sleep seems elusive and the moments of isolation when I feel the weight of every incomprehensible glance, the road is steep. More than once, I've knocked on doors that never opened, hoped for help that vanished like mirages. 

Resources are limited. In a context where the animal cause is not always the priority, every missing bag of kibble, every unfinished corner of a shelter, becomes a crying reminder of these limits. I'm often amazed at the extent to which some people don't understand the importance of animal welfare in our society. Rather than being discouraged, this lack of understanding pushes me to raise awareness, and to consider each rescued dog as a victory against adversity.

In the midst of these challenges, I realize the vital importance of a network, a community of support. It's not just the dogs I save, but a mission I carry, and for which every help, every word of encouragement, becomes the fuel that fuels my momentum."

6. If this campaign succeeds, Ibtissam will not receive any money, but 2500 kg of kibble, delivered from Animal Webaction's logistics platform in Morocco.

Animal Webaction has a logistics platform in Morocco, which enables us to intervene quickly and deliver kibble everywhere in the country.

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8. 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 Ibtissam, please invite them to contact us so that we can put them in touch.

If you represent an animal protection foundation or NGO, please help Ibtissam's dogs, contact us and we will put you in touch!

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

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Association Help Adopt Moroccan Animals
km 7 route de lourika douar leguouassem
40000 Marrakech
MA Maroc
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