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This Moroccan shelter will soon be out of kibble, 120 dogs will starve to death!
We went to the shelter on August 1, following a distress call.
On site, we met very fragile dogs, who fight every day to survive.
The shelter is overwhelmed by the massive arrival of dogs, and has used up its food stock much faster than expected!
Without our intervention, there will be no food left on August 12.
We would like to send 2000 kg of kibble to the shelter 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.
The association's shelter, commonly known as a "convalescent centre", mainly accommodates 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 April, the Animal Webaction community got together to send 3000 kg of food to the dogs at the shelter, who were then only eating rice.
But the stock sent will be exhausted by August 12, Hind has no prospect of being able to renew it: "We cannot buy the food our own. I used to bring chicken carcasses and rice, but it’s not sufficient, and even that is expensive for me. If the collection doesn’t work, we will stop saving dogs’ lives. We just cannot handle it" she explained with regret during our visit on August 1st.
During our last collection in April, Hind hosted 50 dogs, she now has 120! Rescues are incessant, new dogs in distress are reported every day.
As a result, kibble needs are increasing, and the stock has been used up much more quickly than expected: a situation that Hind did not have time to anticipate, and that she cannot rectify on her own today.
"Animal’s life in Morocco is nothing but a misery. They have no status. They are not regarded as beings. The number of dogs is always in increase and it’s pretty hard to cope with all expenses brought by this increase" explains Hind.
We can take action, we have already booked a truck and pallets, but we have to pay it before August 05.
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: "We have been promised to be helped with grants to pay for the sterilization and other expenses, but nothing has been granted yet." she regrets.
As for donations, they are precious but random and largely insufficient to cover needs: "People only donate for specific cases; for a specific animal, but they don’t donate on a regular basis. I even pay the workers from my own money; my own salary. There are a lot of other expenses. I also pay for the gas of the ambulance. Sometimes the workers even have to pay from their own money"
In addition to the shelter, the association also plays a role as a dispensary, designed to help as many animals as possible. Since the beginning of the year, 300 dogs have been treated by the dispensary team, and 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!
Determined, Hind must however be realistic, and knows that she will not be able to keep up at this pace without external help:
"Without donations we cannot continue fighting for our cause. We cannot continue fighting for animal’s rights, for dog’s lives, for life. We are lacking money to cover our expenses, but once we are out of stock, we will not be able to cover everything; therefore, surrendering to this harsh reality."
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. I also need to handle the horses I rescue, and also have about 100 cats that I need to manage, too. So I don’t have time for my own life" she says.
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 2000 kg of kibbles collected will be delivered to Hind to feed the 120 dogs for which the association is responsible.
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