MEET THE TEAM
Michèle is the founder of Le Coeur sur la Patte and SARA Morocco and has been achieving the impossible in improving the lives of animals
in Morocco since 2007.
Hazel started rescuing dogs in her village in 2010 and has been working with Michele since 2017, mainly as a keyboard warrior.
Larbi has been working with Michele and the animals since the very beginning in 2008. He is Michele's right arm and does everything from driving supplies between our 3 refuges, making repairs, supervising staff, and so much more. He works very hard, and often on his one day off, he is rustled out of bed to deal with something!
Rachid is a Native of the Agadir region, he is a Berber and a hard worker devoted to the animals. Anything from handling feeding time, to cleaning up poo, Rachid will do, and with a big smile on his face! It is often dirty, heavy work, in high heat, but he just gets on with it. He is a valued member of our team.
Azzis comes from Smimou and works at the Farm Refuge.
He looks after all the cats and dogs and they love him. He always has a smile on his face.
Shiv is based in Brussels and has a wonderful adopted Beldi dog from Morocco called Tupac. She handles adoption logistics as well as many other tasks as assistant to Michele. She speaks English and French.
Alicia is our brand manager and leads all of our socials. She herself owns a rescue named Taco. She loves animals and has been working for SARA since 2019.
Valerie has lived in many places and is currently based in Agadir. Her place is usually full of dogs and she makes dog friends wherever she goes.
She has been helping Michele with the inventory all the animals at the refuges. She also helps SARA with translations and takes most of the photos and videos in order for us to create all of our beautiful social content!
Sonja is originally from the UK. After seeing the extreme situation of stray animals in Morocco, she felt a calling to help SARA. Sonja is supporting Alicia with managing Social Media accounts.
Sonja adopted a stray 'Beldi' from Marrakech and she loves to feed street cats whenever she can!
Michelle is from England.
She loves nature, animals, adventure, being outdoors
and getting her hands dirty.
She has been a volunteer with SARA since February 2020.
She first visited Morocco 4 years ago and fell in love!
From creating videos, taking gorgeous shots and helping at the refuges she has been a huge help!
As a nomadic brand strategist from the world of media, Callum looks after all things digital for SARA. He loves spending time on the refuge when he's there and strives to help SARA achieve our goal of improving life for stray and neglected animals in Morocco.