Pets being abandoned in Egypt – Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

A friend of mine in Egypt is a veterinarian who owns a veterinary hospital. He works with rescue groups. He emailed me from Cairo that non-Egyptians who were evacuated were not allowed to take their pets. Their pets have been abandoned.

From US evacuation instructions, “Some key points: Travelers must pledge to reimburse the government, and non-American spouses and children with appropriate documents will be included, but the evacuation flights, alas, “will not be able to accommodate pets.” The US will only evacuate people to the next safe country. They are not evacuating people to the US. Other countries are doing the same.

Commercial airlines are accepting pets in crates. Contact the commercial airlines for requirements, i.e. veterinary health certificate, vaccinations…

Some Egyptians who fled were not allowed to take their pets as they did not have a veterinary certificate of health because veterinary hospitals were closed. The flights were also completely full. The local shelters are totally full.

Animal Advocates is trying to find a way to help people in Cairo  help these abandoned pets. We will keep you posted. Right now getting cash and supplies into Cairo is difficult. Hopefully when things calm down we will find a way to help.


Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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