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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, 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).

Mau Cat looking for food in trash bin.

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 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.

To view articles about or involving EMRO, please go to the page titled "EMRO Articles", or click Here.

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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 for information and guidance.

Supplies Needed!

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!

"Special Needs" cats' Travel Donations!

Can you help donate towards the travel cost of our "Special Needs" or mature kitties (kitties who have been at the shelter for a long time or have been abandoned because they are no longer cute kittens)? Look for "Special Needs. Special needs" or the cat silhouette below in our "Adoptable" section, which is located Here.

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URGENT NOTICE! Elvis need dental assistance!

To help Elvis, please send your PayPal donations to "", or you may access the EMRO One-time Donation page here:

Make sure to add note: "For Elvis". Thank You!

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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").


NEW! Click Here to view adoptable Native Filipino Maus.

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Purina Arabia Charity Initiative

Please click on the above and "Like" Purina Arabia. This initiative will help raise awareness for animal charities and groups in the Middle East, as well as provide food donations for EMRO.

Thank You!


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MERA - Natural cat and dog food from Germany. No industrial colors used, and the EMRO cats love it!
"Long live the cat" and "Long live the dog".

For EMRO corporate sponsors, please see Sponsors & Supporters.


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(Updated September 28, 2016)


EMRO Headquarters
Villa 11, Block 4, Ground Floor, Togarayeen City
El Mokattam, Cairo, EGYPT

Telephone Landline: (Outside of Cairo) +2 022 507 6946, (Inside of Cairo) 2 507 6946
Mobile: +2 0114 748 1481

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