Ismailia City lies in north-eastern Egypt, on the west bank of the Suez Canal. It was founded as the canal was being constructed.
On May 4, 2015, ESAF (Egyptian Society of Animal Friends) and Suez Canal University, the Faculty of the Veterinary Medical College, jointly sponsored an awareness program there to highlight animal welfare issues. Kindness to animals was shown to be a part of Islamic teachings. Fliers were handed out and TNR (trap/neuter/return) presentations called for the end of the mass killing of stray animals.
ESAF vets, Dr. Marwa Rabah and Dr. Ahmed Mansour, assisted by vet techs, Moh Ibrahim and Shaaban, performed a demonstration spay/neuter surgery on two cats, with the help of the Veterinary Medical Department of Suez Canal College.
Mrs. Dina Zulfikar, a dynamic spokesperson on behalf of animals, joined ESAF for this event. Support for the program was provided by WA, Werled Asielin Animal Welfare Society.
Ahmed El Sherbiny, Chairperson of ESAF, expressed his gratitude to Professor Mamdouh Ghourab, the Head of Suez Canal University, to Dr. Ibrahim Fares, the Dean of the Suez Canal Veterinary Medical College and to Professor Atef Kamel, the Head of the Wildlife and Zoos Department, for their support of this program.
Soon ESAF and the Suez Canal University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine will initiate a project to present the many alternatives that are now available to using animals for experiments in education and training.
Every Saturday ESAF conducts a free TNR program at their shelter in Cairo for neighborhood stray animals, sponsored by WA and other ESAF supporters.
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