to protect animals, especially cats.
We have set up the charity in accordance with Moroccan law, meeting bureaucratic requirements in order to achieve official registered status.
This way, we can properly tackle the particular challenge facing Essaouira, with its huge cat population, estimated to run into thousands in the medina, or old town.
There are even more animals in the five districts constituting the new town, whose male cats migrate in to the old medina, resulting in perpetual pregnancies
and constant litters of kittens - this despite neutering programmes by outside charities.
For several years, individual animal lovers have daily visited the most heavily populated cat colonies, providing food and medical treatment to the most vulnerable.
It has proved too late for some kittens, their immune systems already fatally impaired. Yet, however upsetting this may be, the work of supporting the cats must continue.