Archive for the ‘Adoptions’ Category

Updates on the new ESMA shelter

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

 

Grooming and Medical Services Offered by ESMA

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

CAT AND DOG SERVICES AT ESMA … Please note that all procedures are through appointment and payable on the day of the service. Ring 01027732221 for appointment We also provide if needed a pick up service. All costs are in Egyptian pounds..

SPAYING AND NEUTERING 
Female cat 480
Female dog 500
Male cat 350
Male dog 380

Recovery day cats 35
Recovery day dogs 50

GENERAL GROOMING 
Medical bath dogs 75
Medical bath cats 50
Trimming nails and cleaning ears 35

HEALTH CARE 
Rabies vaccine 95
Combined cats 150
Combined dogs 175

Deworming cats 25
Deworming dogs according to weight 
Ticks cleaning and bath 150

PICK UP COSTS

250

If from new cairo or beyond 350

Help ESMA dog Milo get to his forever home

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

This is big love bug is Milo! He was rescued as a puppy in Cairo in poor condition but has since thrived at the ESMA Dog Shelter. Despite a rough start to life, Milo is one very smiley and happy boy. 

After a long time of waiting, he has finally found his forever home and has a mom waiting for him in New Hampshire! 

The good folks at ESMA even have a flight parent ready to take him from Cairo the US with them so he can get to his mom. The last step is raising enough money for his ticket. 

Help us get Milo home!

 

https://www.gofundme.com/help-milo-get-to-his-forever-home

Thank you to everyone for supporting Woyzek and ESMA

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that has followed our boy Woyzek on Facebook. This has become the most shared post in ESMA’s history and we’ve had a lot of people come forward to help. We can’t do this without your continued support. Thank you so much.

ORIGINAL POST ON FACEBOOK: The saddest face in the whole ESMA shelter today! This is Woyzek. He had his left front leg amputated, and the other one looks also pretty bad. He was burrying his face in my arms and just wanted to be held. I don’t know his story, yet, but it must be horrible. Maybe, someone would like to sponsor this sad, suffering boy.

Sponsor a ginger cat

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Sponsors and homes are needed for our beautiful gingers. If you would like to sponsor please send us a message, if you would like to adopt please contact Bahra Fahmy [email protected]. If you would like to make a one-off donation to help these gingers our PayPal is [email protected] Thank you.

UPDATE! Help support Romman go to his forever home

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

UPDATE! 

Ghada A.Kader thank you for taking care of the trip and vetcost. Jolanda Groen has now adopted Romman!

 

Very sweet boy our Romman, found skin and bones 4 years ago , one eye and tail missing, Fiv positive.
He can travel this week to a foreverhome and get his eye operation, vet will  removed the remaining pieces grom his eye wich give him infection. After 4 years at the shelter time to give him his own family.

https://www.gofundme.com/romman-one-eye-fiv-positive-boy

From the sands of Cairo to the beaches of Miami: Mazloom’s amazing journey

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

In November 2011, a dog we later named Mazloom was found on the streets of Cairo with grave injuries to both back legs.  We thought we had seen it all, but this was one of the worst cases we treated, and no one could even imagine what might have happened to him.  Mazloom underwent a double amputation and a long recovery at the ESMA shelter.   Some called for him to be euthanized but we knew from our experience that he had a good chance for a healthy and fulfilling life with the right adopters.  A long time supporter of ESMA, Tanya Mahrous of Atlanta, Georgia, and her family saw him on our facebook page and decided to open their home to Mazloom as foster parents in spring 2012. They created his own facebook page that was constantly updated with photos and videos showing his amazing progress and personality. He caught the eye of Catherine MacDonald of Miami, Florida  and Mazloom recently settled into a happy life with his new family there.  Mazloom has a better life than we ever dreamed was possible.

Don’t miss these other amazing videos of Mazloom on his youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75OPG3ZNtvA&feature=channel&list=UL

 

 

London Calling: First ESMA cats arrive in UK

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

It was her love of two seemingly unrelated things, Arabic music and animal rescue, that fortuitously led Simone of London to ESMA’s facebook adoptions page in autumn of 2011, where she saw the photos of adorable animals looking for homes . When she made the decision to adopt from ESMA she decided to make a visit to Cairo in December 2011, and the lives of Marta and Bondok were changed forever. Marta was rescued from the grounds of the Gezira Club in Cairo with a badly injured leg that had to be amputated, and Bondok was a house cat dumped by his family after several years due to the commonly-held misconception in Egypt that cats are dangerous to pregnant women and newborns.  The story of how they made it to the UK six months later is one of paperwork, procedures, and waiting, as these were the first ESMA animals adopted by a UK resident after the easing of the notoriously strict UK animal quarantine requirements. Read Simone’s story in her own words here:

I am originally from a small city in the north of Italy in the Dolomites, but have been living in London for the past 8 years, and currently work as an Account Manager for Google. Arabic music has been my passion since I was little, as has animal rescue. Out of these two interests came my search for Middle Eastern animal rescue organizations, and that’s how I discovered ESMA’s Facebook page.

I saw Marta and Bondok for the first time in the adoption albums on the ESMA Facebook page in the autumn of 2011. Back then I didn’t have a definite idea about which cat to adopt, there were so many looking for a home. So I decided to actually visit the shelter in December that same year.

When I entered one of the cat rooms Marta limped towards me with her three legs and I picked her up. She started purring and that was that: love at first sight. She put a big smile on my face, the so called “adoption smile,” seen on people’s faces when they make the beautiful decision to giving an animal refugee another chance in life.

Bondok was not an easy decision, as there were so many adorable cats in the shelter, and he didn’t conquer me immediately. But the more I found out about him, his story and his character, the more it became clear that he had to be the other chosen one. In addition to that, he was already friends with Marta at the shelter. I am so glad I chose him as he has turned out to be the perfect fit and an incredible cat.

Then the preparation and waiting time started. It took about 6 months until they were ready to travel: vaccination booklets, rabies titre tests, third- country veterinary certificates, and so on, a long list of documents that needed to correspond exactly, down to the finest detail, to entry requirements for the UK. Travelling with incorrect paperwork could have meant a long quarantine or potentially even a death sentence.

First glimpse of London

Luckily we had Safwat, a fantastic agent who I can’t praise enough, and Mona from ESMA, who both did wonders coordinating everything on the Egyptian side. I was helped by my friend Lisa whose cats would also be flying on the same flight, who did most of the research on the UK side. It was arranged that they would be shipped as cargo on an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to Heathrow, as this turned out to be the most cost effective and easiest way of travel.

They arrived to the UK on Thursday, 28th June 2012 after a long journey and a long wait at the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre. They confirmed that the paperwork was ok only shortly before their release, so it was a nerve-wrecking wait. We had seen animals rejected for release and the reactions of desperate owners, but also the happy endings of families being reunited with their animals. Thanks to thorough preparation ours was a happy ending too.

Relaxing at home

A month later, Marta and Bondok are still going through the various phases of the settling-in process and it is a pleasure to see how they make their new home more and more their own every day. Adopting Marta and Bondok was an exciting adventure, during which I made new friends and met a lot of new people, and best of all, I now have these two beautiful and fascinating creatures in my life. I no longer wonder why the ancient Egyptians worshiped their cats.

 

Checking out their new surroundings

Surprise box with wonderful Ricoh

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

ricoh

Bangy gives and finds Joy with her new family

Friday, July 17th, 2009
 A message from Bangy's family in Germany

A message from Bangy's family in Germany