The Atlas Cat Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides medical resources, such as spay and neuter surgeries, medication administration and humane catch and release programs, to the street cats of Marrakesh Morocco. Resources are administered by hands-on Atlas Foundation volunteers to our local veterinary office in Targa. Our team has decades of experience conducting these services in New York City and is eager to bring these resources to Marrakesh every year. The Atlas Cat Foundation has been started in order to help address the high population of street cats in desperate need of medical attention.
Our mission is to provide the cats of Morocco with quality medical care and spay/neuter surgery. Our goal is to positively impact future cat generations of this country, by controlling the population and increasing the health of existing cat colonies.
All donations will be monitored and administered directly by Atlas Foundation staff!
Spay and neuter surgeries is a top priority for our catch and release program. Surgeries are performed by local certified veterinarians with the highest quality standards
Treated cats will be examined by the top local vets in the area
Our organization attempts to help cats found in distress or in other emergency situations to the best of our ability
Prior to release, cats will receive the latest vaccinations.
GROOMING & CLEAN-UP
Cats are often found in a condition that will require cleaning prior to release
Dental exams and cleaning may be part of the wellness exam performed by veterinarians
For fundraising events or donation information please email us at
Samantha Atlas, President; Founder; Cat Catcher
Samantha founded the Atlas Cat Foundation in 2017 after a vacation to Morocco and seeing the harsh, sad reality of the street cats. Samantha uses her skills as a healthcare engineer to operate this Foundation in an efficient manner that will increase cat health across Marrakesh colonies.
Daniel Atlas, Vice President; Accounting; Cat Catcher
Daniel, a cat lover of Moroccan decent, acts as the accountant of the Atlas Foundation as well as a cat catcher when on location.
Dr. Adil Bourhila; Veterinarian
Dr. Adil has embraced and supported our mission since 2017. He is a top Marrakesh veterinarian and the vet office we trust with our yearly operation. Dr. Adil has performed over 300 surgeries for the Atlas Cat Foundation over the past 3 years and we look forward to our continuing this relationship.
Maryam; Cat Catcher & Coordinator
Maryam is a local street cat expert and educator. She coordinates transport and vet appointments for the foundation. She also actively educates locals about the benefits of sterilization surgery for their street colonies.
Michele is a local animal activist in Marrakesh and the owner of Riad Assakina. Michele has been supportive of the Atlas Cat Foundation since its inception. She has often assisted with communication to our vet office and continues to spread awareness about our work.