British woman runs animal shelter in Tanger
No animal is dismissed, and this means that animal shelter "Le Sanctuaire de la Faune de Tanger" (SFT) is the home of no less than 225 130 dogs, cats, donkeys and 2 27 wild boar. The animal reserve is also populated by chickens, goats, rabbits, mules and owls.
K moved to Morocco in order for her father Abdel Kader, who was an animal lover,. He died at the age of 72 in 2012 on Alzheimer's.
Excited by the fate of Moroccan street animals sold K her house in Cambridge for 240,000 British pound (3 million dirham) so that they could finance the animal shelter. She opened the animal shelter in 2013 and this was in part a tribute to her late father, reports Moroccoworldnews.
Of cut off ears and tails to the deliberate poisoning of cats and dogs, the attitude that some Moroccans have towards animals leaves a lot to be desired. In 2016, a video published by Hespress showing that authorities killed stray dogs. This made then for a wide-spread outrage on social media.
K is of the opinion that a change in attitude t. o. v animals is essential. "The key lies in teaching young people by letting them see that animals have feelings too, they are not emotionless beings who need to be tormented". The animal shelter welcomes visitors with open arms and K itself also visit schools to give children information about the good treatment of animals.
The asylum has a no kill policy, instead, all animals vaccinated and sterilized. Together with her husband, Karl, a zoologist, the pair has also encouraged the local community in a positive way to approach the animals and to feed the animals.
There are also other expats who have opened an animal shelter in Morocco such as Flos Animals in Essaouira and the Jarjeer Mule and Donkey Refuge which is located just outside Marrakech.