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Weʼre raising £10,000 to increase our sterilisation programme to stop the suffering of street cats in Azemmour, Morocco.

Azemmour, Doukkala-Abda, Morocco

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Sterilisation is the only way to stop the suffering. Abandoned by people who don't know about or can't afford to sterilise their cats, vulnerable kittens are often 'dumped' and left to die on a rubbish tip in the center of Azemmour. ERHAM's sterilisation programme aims to reduce the population to stop this heartbreaking crisis happening again and again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbZP9AURNg4&t=30s

In April 2019, 180 kittens 'dumped' over a 2 week period. We immediately went into action, organising a clean up day, laying a 3x3 meter concrete slab with a tiled feeding area, collected up all the kittens and gave them necessary medical treatments and also set up a daily cleaning and feeding programme. We homed many of the kittens, but many were sadly too sick to save.

In Azemmour, Morocco, (where I have a little house), there are simply too many cats. Most females suffer a constant cycle of reproduction and hunger. Kittens are born in the streets to malnourished mothers. Sadly, all too often, they lead short lives, dying alone from illness, starvation and dehydration. ERHAM - which in Arabic means 'take pity' - is a Moroccan based charity working to stop the suffering. We would like to hugely increase our sterilisation and treatment programme. Your donation will help us to do this - to put an end to this unnecessary suffering.

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  • Anne Heslop2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    Happy 2020! Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have donated to our cause. We have now sterilised 248 cats and saved so many kittens from leading short lives of suffering. Our work at the rubbish tip has increased and we are now feeding 100's of cats and kittens daily while also building new shelters throughout Azemmour. In 'kitten season' we will rehome some of the well kittens from the dump at our new, managed feeding sites. Your support helps us to continue with this humane work. Thank you! Meet 'ERHAM' our rescued disabled mascot.

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  • Anne Heslop5 months ago
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    5 months ago

    I'm excited to say our October sterilisation campaign welcomes pro volunteers from the UK, New Zealand and Australia. ERHAM's first intensive campaign; we hope to sterilise 200 female cats and many males while giving medical care to every street cat and kitten we find on our rounds. This campaign has been born out of the need to stop the heartbreaking kitten dumping problem witnessed in April this year. Although we have improved the living conditions of the abandoned kittens, many suffer and die and we hope to stop this appalling practice.

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  • Anne Heslop5 months ago
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    5 months ago

    Dear friends. Since the beginning of this campaign, working with local people we have sterilised 88 female cats, created a 'kitten city' on a waste ground where people 'dump' kittens, set up a feeding and cleaning programme, treated 100's of kittens for fleas and worms, and cleaned and treated twice as many infected eyes. We have homed 46 abandoned kittens (a major feat in Morocco) including 4 lucky ones and a blind cat who were homed in the UK. In October we are carrying out an intensive sterilisation campaign...... see next update

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205

  • Katalin Horvath

    Katalin Horvath

    Feb 23, 2020

    Great work, Anne!

    £20.00

  • Julia

    Julia

    Feb 23, 2020

    Thank you thank you thank you, Anne and Erham, for your amazing work. And thank you so much for the wonderful Beauty and Shadow, my perfect feline companions. Every day they delight me!

    £350.00

  • Ian Daw

    Ian Daw

    Feb 1, 2020

    £10.00

  • Ashleigh Hope

    Ashleigh Hope

    Feb 1, 2020

    Thank you for bringing this issue to the world's attention and thank you for help to protect those little souls 💕💕

    £5.00

  • Caroline Logue

    Caroline Logue

    Feb 1, 2020

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 1, 2020

    Happy that you are doing this for the cats and their kittens. Broke my heart to see their suffering in the metro online news paper.👍☺

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    Anonymous

    Jan 25, 2020

    £30.00

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Anne Heslop

Anne Heslop

Azemmour, Doukkala-Abda, Morocco

I am a photojournalist working mostly in the charity sector. I started fundraising for India 11 years ago - we have educated children, supplied mosquito nets, drinking water, solar lights and more. ERHAM's TNR programme will help to stop the suffering of street cats in Morocco.

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