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Posted by shireen in General Discussion
Sat Feb 05th 2011, 10:58 AM
Ongoing political unrest in Egypt has animal shelters in the country struggling for survival, suggest multiple accounts from staff and volunteers associated with Egyptian animal rescue groups.

Even before the recent protests, animal shelters and related organizations were already experiencing financial difficulties and cutbacks due to the economic crisis affecting many Egyptians. The Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt, for example, recently announced that it could shelter no more than 20 cats and 15 dogs at a time.

Now, as many tourists and Egyptians attempt to flee the African country, cats and dogs are being abandoned, with some winding up on the streets as strays.

Today, Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director of Human Rights Watch, reported, "Many essential supplies are running low in Egypt. Gas stations throughout Cairo and Alexandria are closing because they are out of fuel. Food in shops is low, and many shops are rationing how much food people can buy."

More at http://news.discovery.com/animals/egyptian...


You can follow some of the urgent steps being taken to help the animals at
Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals Facebook Page.




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