We are absolutely desperate for donations for food for our 1400 + rescued cats and dogs. We are devastated that our recent success to secure funds to build the new shelter have left some people thinking that this is an overflowing river of money. It was a one off – to secure the future of ESMA. It is not a continuous flow of money and we are now in a worse situation than ever – food wise. We are so thankful, thankful beyond belief that ESMA has somewhere to go – to continue saving animals, victims of poisonings, shootings, beatings but nothing else has changed – we still must scrape together the money to feed all of these poor animals. To give you an idea of how much food we need, here is a list….. Daily with no special cases Dogs at the main dog shelter 280 KG of bread. 280 kg of minced chicken parts. Rice 25 kg per day. 5-8 chicken per day for special needs. Canned food we need 10 -15 cans per day . 20 medium size yoghurt per day. Two 20 Kg sacks of dry food Cats. 60 cans per day if we cannot buy cans we need 35 chickens .
– pushing the cost up 25 kg of rice. 10 chickens for kittens and special needs. 60 kg (3 packets of 20 kg) of dry food daily . 25 pieces of yoghurt. 3 bags of intestinal food one bag of renal dry food every two days. One bag of mother and baby special dry food daily = 450 LE. Dogs living at the cat shelter 20 kg of chicken parts + 5 kg of rice and 5 kg of bread We need 30 kg of carrots daily . We use one pack of old newspapers daily We use 10 sacks of sawdust/wood shavings for toilet litter daily.
This is just food. It does not contribute to vaccinations, flea and worm treatments, spaying and neutering, caring for sick dogs and cats, treating severe mange, medicated shampoo, paying workers salaries, x-rays, scans, mending broken bones, helping road traffic accident cases, treating wounds inflicted by cruelty, trying to save animals from the poison they were purposely fed, trying to save animals that have been purposely shot – electricity bills.
Our list of needs goes on and on and on and ON. But 1st WE NEED TO FEED THEM. And to do that, we need YOU. We need every type of donation we can get…..even if you can only buy 1 chicken, 1 can of food, 1 kilo of carrots, please help us.