Egypt: Cairo's stray animals get a 'Meow Iftar' meal from Ramadan volunteersMay 26, 2019 at 09:48 (GMT) · Published
Volunteers gave food and water to Cairo's stray cats and dogs on Saturday evening, in an event dubbed 'Meow Iftar,' after the meal with which Muslims break their Ramadan fast at sunset.
Footage shows people giving the ecstatic looking street animals food and playing with them, during the event organised by Egyptian animal rights group Meow Tours, which organises trips to animal shelters as well as activities in support of animal rights.
Mostafa Abdel Atti, the founder of Meow Tours, said, "We took the day to provide food for cats and dogs, and we help those who do this for the first time especially since there are many who are afraid of them."
"Animals are the weakest link in this system because they cannot speak, [the] animals are very weak and suffer from disease and hunger," said Amgad Naguib, a volunteer.
There could be as many as 15 million stray dogs in Egypt according to a report by the country's parliament.