Eleuthera Animal Shelter

$20,484 of $120,000 goal

Raised by 212 people in 48 months

Hello friends!

As many of you know, myself along with a group of "potcake warriors" on Eleuthera are deeply committed to creating a shelter and suitable vet clinic. The plight of the "potcake" (or island dogs) is a heartbreaking one, and we have made it our mission to help alleviate their suffering by seeing this through! This dream has been talked about in earnest for over a decade, and the time is NOW!

We have WONDERFUL NEWS to share...

We have an almost too good to be true opportunity to purchase a 2 acre property for the shelter. It is the EXACT location where we have been holding small scale spay and neuter clinics. There is currently a restaurant adjacent to the makeshift clinic that could easily be converted into shelter facilities/a proper clinic/boarding or store front. The property has great visibility along Queens Hwy, is priced right, and checks all the boxes for our needs to jump start this program. In short, it is serendipitously PERFECT!!

Asking for help is not my nature, but our small group cannot do this alone! It takes a village! We don't have much time to gather the needed funds, but we are making a dent. Purchasing this property will give us the opportunity to expand upon our current efforts to alleviate these poor pups suffering, bring 21st century animal care to the island, and raise awareness about kindness to all beings!

***We are hoping (and kinda begging:) to raise 120K in roughly 21 days!!! I believe we can do it!!!***

This land purchase will set the wheels in motion!
From my whole heart we thank you in advance for anything you can spare.
With gratitude,
Lori Klinger and the girls on the front lines in Eleuthera (Erica, Ann, Sally and Holly)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has". 
~margaret mead

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Drum roll please...I am thrilled to anounce that myself, along with a commited team from the Caribbean Animal Rescue Effort/C.A.R.E. are finally making the dream of an animal shelter/kennel/vet facility a reality on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera!!
Almost every out-island in the Bahamas has a facility of some sort to house and help manage the stray dog populations with the exception of Eleuthera. It's been talked about for far too long, and NOW is the time to come together and make this happen! The islands dogs, or "POTCAKES", face deplorable conditions on the island. They are born in the bush and many meet their fate as puppies on the highway. Others are considered complete nuisances by the locals and are drowned, poisoned, separated from their mothers to starve to death, or are dropped at the local dump to wait for burn day. Most that survive puppyhood are riddled with mange, heartworms, and other diseases due to malnutrition and their despicable living conditions :( It's a heartbreaking reality to face, horrifying in fact, but we can make a difference in the lives of these precious pups! While we work to educate locals and continue the spay/neuter clinics, a shelter is badly needed to alleviate these inhumane conditions and to provide vets with an appropriate place to conduct necesasry medical procedures. We have identified the parcel of land, and once funds are in place, we will be able to build the shleter/clinic we have been talking about for over a decade. Unfortunately, HEART isn't enough to see this through, we need $$$ and EVERY dollar counts! Thank you in advance for your contribution. The small and scattered group of volunteers currently fostering pups and running up and down this 110 mile island cannot do this without YOU! 

#4theloveofpotcakes #letsmakesomenoise #thetimeisnow #ittakesavillage #gimmeshelter #animalloversunite #noshameinmygame

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, commited citizens can change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead

www.caribbeananimalrescueeffort.org 
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Indie, my grand-puppy...one of the lucky ones 

Foster pups get a beach day

another precious foster pup

My Coco and the tattoo of her birthplace :)

The latest "potcake" addition to our family...Leela Roo

Soft beds and snuggles don't happen for most of the Eleuthera "potcakes". Let's ease life for them and create a centralized shelter where all of the scattered efforts of the ones who care can be unified in making real and lasting change. Let's do this! 

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I am beyond grateful for all of the support that has been pouring in! Thursday of last week, we made a plea for for 120K in 21 days specifically for a land purchase for the shelter, and so far we have raised roughly 40K in only 5 days! We can totally do this! Lets the keep the momentum going and the LOVE flowing! Please share with family and friends and animal lovers all over the world! It takes a village!!!

And to Cocos friends on Eleuthera and all the Potcakes in need, help is on the way!! We are never giving up on you!!! Big love to all, and thank you from my whole heart for your support...it means everything!
With love and deep gratitude,
Lori and our potcake warriors in Lutra
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Hello friends!

As many of you know, myself along with a group of "potcake warriors" on Eleuthera are deeply committed to creating a shelter and suitable vet clinic. The plight of the "potcake" (or island dogs) is a heartbreaking one, and we have made it our mission to help alleviate their suffering by seeing this through! This dream has been talked about in earnest for over a decade, and the time is NOW!

We have WONDERFUL NEWS to share and another great reason to amp up our efforts to raise funds!

We have an almost too good to be true opportunity to purchase a 2 acre property for the shelter. It is the EXACT location where we have been holding small scale spay and neuter clinics. There is currently a restaurant adjacent to the makeshift clinic that could easily be converted into shelter facilities/a proper clinic/boarding or store front. The property has great visibility along Queens Hwy, is priced right, and checks all the boxes for our needs to jump start this program. In short, it is serendipitously PERFECT!!
This property will literally put us on the map!!

Asking for help is not my nature, but our small group trying to get this off the ground cannot do this alone!
It takes a village! We don't have much time to gather the needed funds but we are making a dent. With your help the property will be ours and give us the opportunity to expand upon our current and ongoing efforts to alleviate these poor pups suffering, bring 21st century animal care to the island, and raise awareness about kindness to all beings!

***I am hoping (and kinda begging:) to raise 120K in roughly 21 days!!! I believe we can do it!!!***

This land purchase will set the wheels in motion!
From my whole heart we thank you in advance for anything you can spare.
With gratitude,
Lori Klinger and the girls on the front lines in Eleuthera (Erica, Ann, Sally and Holly)
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This is Coco. The OG in my potcake world and matriarch of my pack. The girl that started this wild passion for the wild island dogs of the Bahamas (her home of Eleuthera in particular) Many of you have asked about the Eleuthera animal shelter fund and the lack of "noise" surrounding it. I wanted to let you all know, especially those who have contributed and who continue to support it, that although our paperwork may have stalled in the hands of the Bahamian government smile emoticon the dream certainly has not!! We are simply taking steps to be sure hat every penny goes to the potcake shelter, and to do this it is necessary to set up a Bahamian non-profit status. Think "island time" regarding this process. smile emoticon I assure you that your generous donations are in safe keeping and will specifically be used for the shelter plans! I am still collecting via fundraising events, the gofundme page below and donation-based yoga classes. Great work is still on-going on the front lines regarding education, spay and neuter programs and there is even talk of a mobile vet. Erica Mowen Sally Gamble Ann Glucksmann Holly Lown But our vision for the bigger picture is not lost! I promised Coco that I would find a way to take care of ALL of her island friends--not just the chosen ones that make it off the island, and it is my life's purpose to keep my promise to her and build this shelter! This IS happening!! ‪#‎gimmeshelter‬ ‪#‎takesavillage‬ ‪#‎letsdothis‬
Coco
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GUYS!! We passed the 5K mark! It is so incredibly satisfying to see people with open-hearts come together for something so meaningful. Thank you from my whole heart for your contributions. This is happening!!!!! :)
Heart is soaring with gratitude,
lori klinger
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Ann Glucksmann
21 months ago

Thank you so much to all the lovely people who have donated so far, every penny is greatly needed and appreciated. We are so close to our goal and the dream of a full time vet clinic and shelter for the island which is so sorely needed, as almost every day there is a call for help with hurt or stray animals. Please spread the word and help us get to our goal as soon as possible so we can better assist the people and animals of Eleuthera.

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$20,484 of $120,000 goal

Raised by 212 people in 48 months
Created May 13, 2015
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JM
$50
Jean Mackenzie
1 month ago

This is an important service to the island and it’s pot ales and pals.

AV
$100
Arla Veinotte
2 months ago

I donated because I rescued a potcake from Honduras 3 yrs ago. I wish more people would feel some compassion for these poor dogs. "Let me light my lamp and never question if it will dispel the dark"

$100
Anonymous
9 months ago
AB
$100
Andrea Blakesberg
10 months ago
JT
$10
Jose Del Toro
12 months ago
LH
$12
Linda Hoffman
12 months ago
LH
$6
Linda Hoffman
12 months ago
$10
Anonymous
12 months ago
LN
$50
Lori Nichols
12 months ago
Ann Glucksmann
21 months ago

Thank you so much to all the lovely people who have donated so far, every penny is greatly needed and appreciated. We are so close to our goal and the dream of a full time vet clinic and shelter for the island which is so sorely needed, as almost every day there is a call for help with hurt or stray animals. Please spread the word and help us get to our goal as soon as possible so we can better assist the people and animals of Eleuthera.

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