I don’t typically ask on here for people to contribute money to anything, but I wanted to take today to ask people to visit the ChipIn site for Ayda Aly’s Alexandrian Cat Rescue. Ayda works very hard – feeding cats, rescuing cats from the streets of Alexandria, housing homeless cats, getting sick cats medical attention, getting homeless cats adopted, and much more. She works really hard, but the situation isn’t real great for cats over there.
Of course, the situation isn’t real great for a lot of animals in Egypt. It isn’t even that great for a lot of people, but the animals have a lot less that they can do about it. From what I saw and heard during my visit to Egypt, a lot of people don’t think of animals in the same way we do in the States. A lot of people view cats as vermin instead of pets. There aren’t pet care stores because of the low demand and access to thinks like kitten formula and cat food is extremely problematic at best, if available at all. Vets are hard to find too, and hard to get to. Not that the situation just applies to cats or even pets, I saw horses dead in the streets from overwork. A lot of people are trying so hard just to get by that they seem to have little choice but to make animal’s lives even worse.
But, Ayda is legit. My fiancée and I got to meet her when we were in Alexandria and we got to meet some of the cats. She does a lot, but she only has limited resources. Some of the cats have extreme medical problems that Ayda does her best to get taken care of. Some have been hit by cars. Some have been maimed in other ways. Broken bones. Lacerations. Infections. It runs the gamut. Ayda does her best, but she needs help in order to help the cats.
As such, just consider chipping in. I’ll never know if you did or not, but I had to ask. It won’t necessarily take much. US dollars can go a long way in Egypt. The kitties will thank you. Here’s the link again to the ChipIn site for Ayda Aly’s Alexandrian Cat Rescue, just in case you might click now but don’t want to scroll all the way back to the top of the page.