Salma is active daily in rescuing, feeding, fostering, and for Morocco most importantly the Trap, Vaccinate, Neuter and Release (TVNR) of their local street dog population. So far they have TVNR’d over 70 dogs. Her mother is President of the association Nos Amis Pour La Vie (Our Friends For Life) whose vision is to reach an agreement with the municipality of Marrakesh to TVNR all of their beloved dogs. Salma and her mother have supported over 130 rescues including six equines. They spayed/neutered 100 dogs, including dogs cared for by the community. They responded and continue to respond to the needs of the community when help is needed.
Selma has an extended dog family of five rescues. In addition to the work she does with the street dogs, the care of her own dogs has set an example for her neighbors showing that they are integral family members. Because of this they’ve also seen a change in the attitude of their neighborhood mirroring their behavior towards the homeless animals. Salma is making positive change happen through example. She and her mother hold on to the belief that all their street dogs deserve better and they will see that day.
Being part of the Mutt-i-grees Ambassador Program, Salma has shown an incredible natural empathy and compassion, and discovered that when you reach out and take action you find that there are people who do care. By setting an example, she’s connected with wonderful people in her community who have been empowered to also take action when before they didn’t know how, or felt they couldn’t because they didn’t have the means. As they witness a four year old girl taking action, the community sees that anything is possible.