At only two months old, Vanillou has been sick since birth!
Dry food offered
Dry food necessary
In Morocco, Fanny and Lucy have no more kibbles for the suffering stray dogs, they will starve to death!
Following Fanny's SOS, we went on the spot on November 29th.
At that time, there were only 10 days of kibbles left.
Fanny and Lucy devote their entire lives to sick and injured dogs, who have no chance of survival outside on their own.
Without kibbles, they will no longer be able to shelter them, they are condemned to a certain death.
For them, Lucy and Fanny have sacrificed everything: they accept to manage pain and misery on a daily basis, but cannot accept to abandon them for lack of resources.
We want to help them by sending 3000 kg of kibble as a matter of urgency.
When Fanny and Lucy rescue an animal, it is necessarily because he is in great suffering, and has no chance of surviving without help:
"We only take injured or sick animals. The strays we bring in, if we can treat them and neuter them, quickly we put them back. But mostly, it is car accident, cancer, viruses, it takes them a long time to get better, and at this point we can't put them back"
If they cannot find kibbles, they will no longer be able to shelter these dogs in distress, who will be condemned to die outside...
United in their fight, Lucy and Fanny rescue sick or wounded dogs only, whom they relentlessly gather and treat in their two shelters. But the dogs in distress have been increasing in recent weeks, using up their resources and leaving them with nothing but debts...
"Our hospital area is full. One paralyzed dog and a puppy with his jaw missing occupy the communal area. We are literally over flowing." Lucy said a short while ago.
"Maybe you think that seeing all this every day is hard. But it’s not this part of the job that pains us. We can handle the blood and the burials. We can clean up the shit and mop us the mess. We will pick up the dying any day but finding the money to make the rest happen we can not do. Pleading for help is what we struggle with the most." she simply stated.
Called for help by Fanny, we went there on November 29th to meet her and Lucy, as well as the 170 dogs in their care.
There were only 30 bags of kibble left in stock, the equivalent of 10 days' worth of food for the dogs. At the time of our visit, they still had nearly 1000€ of unpaid debts for food only, it is impossible for them to consider a new order as it is...
Fanny and Lucy are both very determined and have great ambitions for the animal cause in Morocco. But both dedicate their whole life and all their time to the shelters: because they cannot work, their own resources are extremely low, the donations are essential to the survival of their project.
"We live in a caban and life is hard. Getting water, getting electricity, getting supplies. We are going thought hard times right now and even though we know this too shall pass, it feels like hell. It’s the middle of the night, tomorrow is scary and so close. Come over, donate, share, send supplies, comment, talk : spread the word ! We are reaching out for help, take our hand and help us go through it, help us keep up the good work. Help us help them" implores Fanny.
We can take action, we have already booked a truck and pallets, but we have to pay it before December 10th.
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.
"Food is from donations, I have no money" Lucy told us sadly when we met. If she does not regret this fact for herself, she deplores it for the good of the abandoned dogs.
Both expatriated and 300% invested in animal protection in Morocco, Fanny and Lucy have literally given up everything, and devote absolutely all their time to the shelter. They content themselves with the minimum and live in very precarious conditions, but their sacrifice is not enough to clear the resources to buy kibbles!
Fanny and Lucy's shelters do not receive any subsidies from the state or the municipality, and operate completely independently.
Although they sometimes receive occasional assistance from other animal rescues in Morocco, those are also confronted with similar difficulties, and can only help out for a few days at best...
Both expatriates, Lucy and Fanny have chosen to join forces to help a greater number of animals, and to change their fate. But their commitment implies leaving everything behind.
"It is a personal sacrifice. There is no Lucy as a person, there is no time. Everything is in the moment. Two days ago, a cat that I loved very much died and it broke my heart. I really cried a lot, but, it's finite, there is nothing I can do about it, and if I spend my time thinking about it then the rest of the animals here miss out. So I am forced to keep going" Lucy explained.
A sacrifice and determination shared by Fanny: "I have no life outside of this, there is no place for friends, no place for anything in fact. I still have 4 or 5 years to get by for everything to run without me. The goal is to create that, of course I would like to have a way out, but if I can't I won't leave, I've committed myself there and I will honor this commitment"
"My hope for the animals in Morocco is for them to be on the map. I don't think we have enough international attention. The situation here is really serious and horrific. My main fear, is that we don't build a relationship with the government that supports our work and TNR and acknowledges that is a real issue with street animals" says Lucy.
It is within this framework that they collaborate with the Italian association StrayDogs, whose actions are entirely dedicated to allowing a peaceful coexistence between species, particularly between street animals and human beings, and which has chosen to organize this collection to support the actions of Lucy and Fanny who make a real difference on the spot.
With an estimated population of around 2 million street dogs, Morocco has been carrying out mass slaughter operations at regular intervals for decades.
Usually poisoned with strychnine, or shot with a gun, street dogs suffer slow and painful deaths, which have outraged international opinion in recent months.
In November 2019, the Ministry of the Interior officially banned the killing with poison and rifle, but very few towns have yet established a spay and neuter plan.... The fight must therefore continue, to prevent street dogs from ending their lives in death row pounds as is now the case in some towns.
If the collection succeeds, the food will leave directly from our logistics center in Morocco! So we can act very quickly, and help Fanny and Lucy's 170 dogs to get kibble!
This collection is organized by the Italian association StrayDogs, for the benefit of Fanny and Lucy's shelters in Morocco. The 3000 kg of kibbles collected will be delivered to Fanny and Lucy to feed the 170 dogs hosted in their shelters.
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