Saturday, January 29, 2011

EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR FUNDS

SEE UPDATES BELOW


Message on ESMA facebook page:

Things at the shelter are bad, the poor babies are starting to die they need Donations please help, the vets can not get there. if they have food that will help, Susie spent her last cash buying food for the shelter. Egypt is not taking credit cards the looting has started near the shelter, Shooting is also heard they Animals are Scared, ESMA has put the Stronger Dogs to the front in case the try to come , They need Help so much Please sent what you can to save these poor innocent BABIES.X


THIS IS A SERIOUS CRISIS.  PLEASE DONATE EVERY BIT HELPS.
PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW TO BE DIRECTED TO ESMA'S PAYPAL SITE:


http://esmaegypt.org/blog/how-to-help/


UPDATED January 31 (from comment posted on ESMA Facebook page):

Thanks to all of your help, we have raised almost $1500 in two days! I will get this to them as soon as the banks in Cairo are open, which hopefully will be later this week, depending on how things develop. Please continue to spread the word to your friends that we need to keep raising money, since costs are going to be very high this month (and into the future, depending on what happens next in Cairo). We expect that as soon as people can move around the city, many cases of needy dogs and cats will come to us. We also expect to have to deal with the very sad situation of foreigners leaving Cairo and not taking their pets with them.


UPDATED February (from ESMA Facebook page):

ESMA 'Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals' Thanks to everyone for the continuing donations! We have raised $4,300 since Friday, thanks to so much compassion and concern coming for all over the world. We are hoping that the commercial banks will open on Sunday. While we cannot solve the political situation, we certainly can work on the humanitarian level.





5 comments:

  1. please tell uk what we can do...i don't have card for payments but i can round up a box to send full of food and left over tablets, baby milk etc...whats the best thing i can do xx

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  2. Thank you. I'm not sure how physical donations could be brought to Egypt. But every effort helps for sure.

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  3. Yes please I also do not have a card but I would like to try and collect physical donations. Please let us know if there is any other ways we can help here in the US. I will donate as soon as I have money!

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  4. Physical donations would be very expensive to ship. If you are in the US you can send a check to Animal Diplomacy. You can find their address in this link: http://esmaegypt.org/blog/how-to-help/

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  5. Yes, advise against physical donations. Physical goods coming to Egypt are often taxed by customs at way more than their value - even if they ever make it to the intended recipient.

    OldbagofCairo (sorry can't sign in right now for a profile so on as anonymous!0

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