SFTle sanctuaire de la faune de tanger
the sanctuary for the animals of tangier

We are a forever loving home in Tangier, Morocco, to over 500 animals including 225 dogs, 130 cats, 22 donkeys, 2 mules, some wild animals such birds, goats and tortoises.
We also help many poor families with their animals. We provide food and medical care.
We also provide for many strays in Tangier that we treat, neuter, vaccinate and tag to protect both humans and animals so the community knows that these arnimals are not a danger to the public.
We are saving hundreds of lives, we are changing the way of thinking, we are teaching love and compassion, we are helping our community, we are devoted in making this city animal friendly and safe for all.
Please help !

THE SFT SANCTUARY IS LOCATED 2Okm East of Tangier city on the TETOUAN ROAD. Turn off at post sign village SEBT ZINAT. Then drive along road for a couple km and ask for directions at the bridge- everyone knows SFT in the village.

#SFT Our strays are our babies too. In the past, we have lost many of our strays because of fear of rabies. The priority for the authorities is to protect the humans. However, now, thanks to our project which we have named Hayat, all our tagged strays are safe. This is huge !!!
I have already had two meetings with the authorities and they are going to come with me to see how we work with the strays. This project not only involves SFT and the authorities but it also involves our community. We are all part of it. So I am asking all the dog lovers in Tangier to become friends with their strays and get in touch with us so that we can take them to the clinic to get them treated, neutered, vaccinated and tagged. Please help and be part of this huge achievement !!!


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We provide medical treatment and refuge for any animal in distress in Tangier, Morocco, North Africa.

We relieve the suffering of animals of any species who are in need of care and attention.

We educate the community about animal welfare, we teach love and compassion and make our community realise that we the humans have the duty of care.

We provide treatment for working animals and teach the owners how to provide the right care for them, how they must provide food, water, shelter in a clean environment, and must not overload the animals.

We have new emergencies almost daily. Whether we have a new litter of puppies dumped on the side of the road, or donkeys being ravaged by dogs, or car accidents leaving injured animals on the side of the road, or humans coming to us for help regarding their animals, such as their cats, their dogs, their goats & sheep, cows or donkeys.
We do all we can to provide the right care for each one of them. .

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SFT and the community

We have thousands of strays on the streets of Tangier. To us every life is precious and we have the duty of care towards all strays in our community. The only way to control the population of the strays is to sterilize. The only way to eradicate diseases such as rabies, to reduce the risk of Lyme disease, cysticercosis etc.. is by treating the strays and, to make sure that they are identified.
We now tag them so that the authorities and the public know that they are not a danger to the community, but rather become part of it. Each one of them now wears a yellow tag on the ear..
Our ultimate goal is not only to eradicate rabies, but it is for the humans and the animals to live in harmony in the city of Tangier.

We go to schools to teach children that it is unacceptable to hurt any living being, be it human or animal.
We ask the children to put themselves in the place of the animal, and thus they eventually realize how unfair and painful any harsh treatment or mere indifference can be..
Our goal is to encourage human empathy towards animals so it may grow and fluorish and to stop the harming and mistreatment of any living creature. We try to make all aware that is everyone’s duty to care.

— SFT is an outstanding charity because not only are we a forever loving home to our over 400 animals, not only do we provide for hundreds of animals outside of the sanctuary but we will also help any animal in need on the streets of Tangier. We will go to the homes of the poor rural community should they need our help with their animals as they have no way of transporting them to the vet or even to pay for the vet bill. We also know the only way to change the way of thinking is by teaching love and compassion and showing the community the joy and fulfilment it is to help and care for an animal.

Going to schools is essential. Medi1 TV came with us this morning to see the work we do. The children were great. I keep telling them they are the future and between all of us we will make this village an example for others to follow.


SFT is a 100% voluntary run non profit organisation and therefore relies only on donations.
Please give what you can to enable SFT to continue this vital work.

Where does the money go ?
— Feeding the animals
— Vet bills
— Cleaning products
— Wages for our workers
— Transports, water and fuel
— Pharmacy
— Helping poor families
Building the new sanctuary

To donate to UK account and for standing order instruction
please use following bank details :
Le Sanctuaire de la Faune de Tanger

Sort code 40-16-08
Account number: 34118790
IBAN: GB37HBUK40160834118790
Branch Identifier code BIC : HBUKGB4103J

please click on yellow donate button below

Please note that although the transaction is handled through PayPal, you do not need a PayPal account.
Simply select the option “Don’t have a PayPal account?” on the PayPal website and you will be able to enter your credit/debit card details.

To donate to the moroccan account use the following bank details :
Le Sanctuaire de la Faune de Tanger
CPT N° 164 640 21216 00327400005 37

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IF you are in the UK and would like to donate over 500 pounds to SFT…in one go or over a calendar year, you may want to use this option.

1. PAYPAL DONATIONS: For larger donors we work with a UK registered charity, Animal Rescue Morocco who support our work by distributing funds to a variety of charities in Morocco.
Please contact them at animalrescuemorocco@gmail.com specifying your interest in SFT.
You can visit their website here
2. Or into our bank:
Metro Bank
One, Southampton Row
Account name : Animal Rescue Morocco
Account number : 20771232
Sort code : 23-05-80
swift code : MYMBGB2L
IBAN : GB75MYMB23058020771232

Please email us each time you make a payment. If it’s a standing order or direct debit, then as long as we can identify you as the payer, no email is necessary. We encourage regular payments where possible as this is easier for your records (and ours!)

1. ALL U.K. PAYE (Pay As You Earn) taxpayers donating to ARM:
Please complete the GiftAid form. (Download link below)
You will only need to complete this form once, even if you make multiple donations.
ARM will claim 25% of the amount your donation(s) from HMRC.

If you are a high rate tax payer, you may be able to claim an extra 25% of your donation back through your own tax code. (Consult HMRC for further details).

Self employed donors you can offset donations against tax (there is no Gift Aid here). We will send you a receipt which can be used for your book keeping.

Companies can offset donations against tax (there is no Gift Aid here). We will send you a receipt which can be used for your book keeping.


The advice above is standard practice. We cannot advise on individual tax cases, in these cases please consider seeking clarification from HMRC.

If donors are using a smart device and can’t print/fill in the Gift Aid form they can provide us with the relevant content details by email at animalrescuemorocco@gmail.com. (So in that case, there is no need for the form itself, just the details. We can do the rest.)

Download the form


what SFT needs on a daily basis

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    Cleaning supplies

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    Weekly Donations of fruit and vegetables

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    Donations of hay for bedding

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    Pharmacy like disinfectant

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    Baby wipes

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    Pampers for disabled dogs

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    Wheel chairs for disable dogs

We are always looking for volunteers driving into Tangier from Spain to bring us some materials we cannot find here in Morocco. If you would be willing to help please contact us. If you are flying in, you could also help bring smaller items.

— what SFT needs to build and move to our new sanctuary

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    Generators for electricity

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    Pumps for water

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    Solar panels

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    Petrol station sponsors for reduced fuel prices.

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    A Moroccan telecom corporate sponsor for a free mobile phone & internet plan

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    Used marine containers

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    Wind turbines



STF Tanger — Adopt us

As all the animals at the sanctuary already have a loving home, we want to make sure they will have an even better life with their new family.
Each one of our animals is a precious being, with their own needs, so if anyone can provide a better home than we do, then we’ll be delighted to adopt them out, as every one of them deserves the best.

Wondering whether to adopt or buy a dog or cat?

There are lots of good reasons to adopt rather than buy a pet. Here are a few of them:

Buying a pet can easily cost 4 times more than adopting from a shelter.
You’re getting more for your money if you get a mixed breed. Based on the well-established principle of “hybrid vigor,” a mixed-breed animal is likely to live longer and cost less in vet bills than a pure breed. Many purebred dogs are prone to developing health problems ranging from breathing difficulties to hip dysplasia to an enlarged heart.

A pet purchased from a pet store is a complete unknown. And, once you walk out of the store, you are on your own. Most pet stores don’t provide any support if you have questions or problems with your new pet. When you adopt, especially from a rescue group, you know what you are getting because the group has a history on the animal. The rescue group will also help you through the familiarization period because they are invested in providing a good home for that animal.

When you adopt a pet, you are saving a life. When you buy a pet, you not only deny a homeless pet a home, you are supporting an industry that thrives on short-changing the welfare of animals. Puppy and kitten mills (which sell to pet stores) are in business to make a profit, so they churn out puppies and kittens as fast as they can. These animals are often in ill health and have problems like poor socialization skills due to lack of human companionship and genetic defects due to inbreeding.

If you adopt, you get your choice of any age. Though puppies and kittens are cute and cuddly, they can also be a handful. An adult or older pet may be a better fit for you. For example, adopting an adult dog who’s already house-trained and knows basic cues is often much easier than adopting a puppy, who must be taught these things.

You get just as much love (if not more). An adopted pet is every bit as loving, intelligent and loyal as a purchased pet, even if you get an adult or older animal.


Contact us
Le Sanctuaire de la Faune de Tanger — SFT Morocco


send an email to : info at sftmorocco dot org
Tel 00212 (0) 636-721419


To donate to UK account and for standing order instruction
please use following bank details :
Le Sanctuaire de la Faune de Tanger
Account number: 34118790
IBAN: GB37HBUK40160834118790
Branch Identifier code BIC : HBUKGB4103J

To donate to the moroccan account use the following bank details :
Le Sanctuaire de la Faune de Tanger
CPT N° 164 640 21216 00327400005 37

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