Native Mau Cats of Egypt are the oldest known descendants of Egyptian domesticated cats (which have provided a partial foundation for the recent Egyptian Mau cat breed), and they are one of only a few naturally-occurring, small, spotted cats in the world.
However, Native Egyptian Maus are facing possible extinction. In their homeland,
they are currently unrecognized, routinely poisoned, and often
suffer from endemic feline diseases. Outside of Egypt, many
Maus are also endangered due to interbreeding and lack of
new bloodlines (see History).
Formed in 2004, EMRO is officially
registered as a non-profit charity in Egypt, an NGO (Non-Governmental
Organization) with charitable number #6196 effective August 23,
2005. EMRO is dedicated to rescuing these descendants of the sacred
cat of Ancient Egypt (see Who We Are).
EMRO is an adoption agency both locally and internationally for tame Native Egyptian Maus. Adoptions are on a cost-recovery basis and by approved application. EMRO is not supported in any way by the government but exists solely through donations, vet clinic funds, private cat boarding, and through sponsorship of its cats. EMRO aims to increase education in Egypt and around the world about these magnificent and intelligent cats.
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YOU CAN HELP EMRO IN A VARIETY OF MEANINGFUL WAYS:
EMRO'S SPECIAL REQUESTS:
Foster Parents and Foster Homes are URGENTLY Needed!
For additional information, click Here to be taken to our Foster Parents web page. Anyone wishing to be a Foster Parent, or to offer their homes as temporary Foster Homes to our cats or kittens, please contact Info@emaurescue.org for information and guidance.
SUPPLIES: Any cat medicines for ringworm, earmites or the like, as well as donations of treats, toys, or bedding would also be very much appreciated. "Thank You" for those who have already contributed. Everyone is welcome to drop off the above items at the EMRO door, or bring inside during EMRO clinic hours of 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, daily. Please note, the shelter is available to public for viewing/socializing/adoption from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM daily. The shelter is currently closed to further intakes until the shelter cat numbers are reduced. Please consider adoption of one or more of our wonderful cats today!
OTHER RELATED MAU CAT NEWS:
Large Native Mau cattery forced to close in Granbury, Texas, USA - Cairo Cats Cattery - all Mau cats and kittens available for adoption (see "Recent News").
THANKS TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS:
For EMRO corporate sponsors, please see Sponsors
(Updated December 1, 2016)