Experienced Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses work alongside Dr Adnan Eli Aji at his surgery, a short drive from the Medina.
Sterilisation is key to HSAM’s work.
If street animals were to continue breeding unchecked, the higher numbers of animals living in closer proximity to each other would lead to higher incidence of disease.
Sterilisation helps to maintain a healthy population, prevents animals being born into an uncertain future and removes the risk of further health complications, such as Pyometra (infection of the womb).
Animals that are sterilised are less likely to roam or fight as the need and desire to mate has been removed.
PREVENTION AS CURE
HSAM’s mission is to provide at least 75% of cats that we sterilise with a Rabies vaccination.
In operation for the last two years, dogs now benefit from our Rabies vaccination programme. We inform local people who care for community dogs of the free Rabies vaccination that is provided by the local government. We carry out yearly follow-ups on these dogs to ensure that they receive their annual vaccination booster.
Rabies is a preventable disease. It is present in Morocco and affects humans and animals. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that Rabies is combatted through the humane sterilisation and vaccination of 70% of dogs in any given area.