||EMRO welcomes ROYAL CANIN as a corporate
MENAW Conference, Cairo, Egypt, Dec 2007
First row: EMRO's booth at the MENAW conference; Second
row: At the EMRO booth: Dr. Engy, Dr. Doaa', Dr. Nancy and Ms.
Gloria Lauris. Opening the conference is Mr. Ahmed El Sherbiny,
who organized the event. He is Chair of the Egyptian Society of
Animal Friends (ESAF). Third row: Panel speakers at the event;
EMRO staff listen to an inservice topic on shelter care from guest
speaker from Kuwait, seated in front: Mr. Maged Abdel Razik (EMRO
general manager), Ms. Gloria Lauris (EMRO founder), Dr. Doaa' (assistant
EMRO vet) and behind her is Dr. Engy (EMRO vet). Fourth row:
More session participation, left to right: Dr. Engy, Dr. Doaa',
Dr. Nancy, Gloria Lauris, Maged Abdel Razik; group shot at the hotel
venue, Cairo, Egypt.
At this conference, EMRO participated in
this first Middle East animal welfare conference, held in Cairo,
Egypt. We had a table and distributed flyers about Maus and sold
statues and papyrus. We had a number of interested inquiries from
other non-profit groups and individuals in the Middle East as well
as from Europe and North America.
Garden, Fall 2007
Assorted angles of the recent garden built
in planters along EMRO's brick fence around the shelter. They provide
shelter and a place for the feral and released cats to hide and
play. As the plants become more mature, they will create more shade,
height and a jungle-like atmosphere. The cage is an extension of
the boab's hut (guard) and serves as a half-way "house"
for release, and for isolation and other purposes as required. A
wooden gate and trellis are planned in 2008 and a further isolation
quarter in the back for cases of ringworm and cat flu.
Thanks to the donations of our kind volunteer, Ms. Aida Marina
of CA, USA (also our Sponsorship Manager), she donated funds to
help us create a mini garden in the back and side of EMRO shelter
to help provide shade and a place to hide for the feral cats recently
released. A plaque of dedication (and memorium to deceased Maus)
will be set up this spring.