Fondation Helga Heidrich SOS Animaux
and Sanctuary


Mobile: +212(0)633-027943



IBAN: DE39 250800200561400400

Attijariwafa Bank, Marrakesh/Morocco
IBAN: 007 450 0000 00495 300 0121 37


I was born in the woods of the Atlas mountains. We had been a happy group until the hunters showed up. They killed our mothers and we were smuggled to a town called Marakesh. There our martyrdom began. Under violent circumstances we learned to do somersaults. Day in and day out we had to make money at the place “Djamel el Fnaa”- by cheering up the tourists. One day I got a real bad beating with a stick, my back was aching and I couldn’t do my acrobatic tricks any more. The animal tamer got very angry and kicked me and I had to crawl into a very small box. This became my home – for many years.

But in the end I was lucky! Some Monsieur noticed me and made a big scandal because of me. I was freed from my prison and they took me to the hospital. At the moment I live in a dog kennel and a friendly man gives food and water to me. I also have a name now: poor Boy! There is hope, because I heard that I am supposed to go to the Sanctuary of the Fondation. Unfortunately my new home has to be built first, as there is no free space for me right now. I am so lucky! I will have new monkey friends and fresh food and water there!


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Smokey was in bad condition when she was brought to us by its owner, a farmer of the region. He wanted to use her straight away again for work and could not understand that the animal needed medical care. There was only one solution. We had to buy Smokey. A call for donations to animal friends brought the necessary 150 € to buy her and 170 € for her medical treatment.

But Smokey, our poor little girl, had another strike of bad luck: After her bite wounds were healed, we discovered that she was pregnant. One morning we found a stillbirth with more complications. Our Vet came straight away and Smokey was saved a second time. After a short time of treatment, she recovered well and is finally healthy and that is all we wished for.


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A living skeleton was about to be brought to the butcher. He was so skinny, that he could not even stand up by himself. He was bought and fed. For months we helped him getting back upon his
feet. Then the miracle happened, one morning Apollo got up himself and ate. Apollo, who was called Skeleton, is now healthy and happy.

I am a miracle dog. I was brought to the sanctuary by my owner in a tied up plastic bag. As I was paralysed, he did not want to see me anymore. Helga took me to Dr. Lamrami, where I was xrayed and got an injection. This treatment took a few weeks. During this time I could only get around with walking aids, and I did not like it. But I endured all further treatments without any yowling. The result: after a few months I was able to run again and now I run and run and run …

Our donkey Mabrouk has gone through a sad story. He broke down in the middle of the street and suffered from severe back injuries. After a lot of care and love he is now able to spend his old age days at the Sanctuary.