My friend and fellow cat writer Heike Hagenguth, who lives in Cairo, Egypt has taken the time to spread the word about reputable organizations to whom you can donate money to help animals in Egypt. Here’s her message:
Many of you have asked how you can be of help. Animal rescue organizations in Egypt have a difficult time collecting donations from within Egypt at the moment. This is due to banks not working, a mainly cash-based system and people having other concerns at the moment. Thousands of pets are suffering in pet shops that are closed. Horses and camels were used and got injured during demonstrations in Tahrir SQ yesterday.
Organizations are asking for help from international donators. ESMA www.esmaegypt.org is feeding the animals in Giza zoo as nobody else is attending to them. Also SPARE www.sparelives.org and EMRO www.emaurescue.org are respectable organizations that need help.
Brooke Hospital www.thebrooke.org takes care of horses and donkeys. I am sure there are others, but these are the ones that I know and trust.
Please spread the word!
[PHOTO (Cairo Street Cat): Tobias Begroth]