Every year in Morocco, thousands of dogs are tragically killed through fear of rabies, and as an attempt to control the population of strays. We know there is only one solution. And that is to TNVT – Treat, Neuter, Vaccinate & Tag (also known as TNR).
The only way to control the population of the strays is to Neuter. The only way to eradicate diseases is to Treat and Vaccinate.
Project Hayat is changing mindsets. After our strays have been Treated, Neutered and Vaccinated, they are identified with a yellow Tag. This means both the authorities and the public know that they are not a danger to the community.
SFT, HAYAT & THE COMMUNITY
One of the most important parts of Project Hayat is the community of Tangier. Without them, we are fighting a losing battle.
We are on a mission to work with the community to change attitudes towards the stray population. To show them that every life is precious, through education, compassion and being an example to follow.
We are beginning to see real change.
With members of the community taking on a duty of care towards the animals in their neighbourhoods and even becoming guardians. We are also immensely grateful to the Mayor of Tangier for his ongoing support and 100% commitment for Project Hayat.
We are proud to say that since launching the project in 2017, we have managed to TNVT almost 500 dogs and 180 cats. Our hope is for a future where there are no strays on the streets of Tangier.
If you are based in Morocco and would like more information about Project Hayat, you can follow along on our Facebook page.
Below are some of our lovely strays that are part of the TNVT programme.
As well as making huge progress in our community, we have also been recognised around the world for our hard work and dedication to our mission.
After visiting the sanctuary in 2017, Dutch political group 'Party for the Animals' invited Sally to give a presentation at their global conference in Madrid.
The conference aims to raise awareness of animal welfare through politics and the implementation of amazing initiatives throughout the world. Sally received a wonderful reception for her presentation, which you can download here.
In 2018 the Global Alliance for Rabies Control nominated us for 2 awards — Individual (Miss Salima Kadaoui) & ‘Meracon (Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa) for our work in the fight against rabies. You can find out more about them here.
We are very happy to say that we were awarded the Meracon award! This award means so much, it recognises the vital work we are doing, supporting our mission to make Tangier the first rabies free city in Africa.
A special thanks to The Brigitte Bardot Foundation for their recent sponsorship of Project Hayat, helping us to TNVT female dogs this year. If your company, organisation, trust or foundation would like to do the same, please get in touch.
Our ultimate goal is not only to eradicate rabies, but for the humans and animals in Tangier to live in harmony.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or guardian, or would like SFT to come and talk about Project Hayat at your school or college, please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch as soon as we can.