Help to Feed a Starving, Abused Dog

$8,100 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 192 people in 45 months
WE DONATED more than 120 Bags of FOOD, and was able to get Dogs Spayed and Neutered, last year, THANKS TO YOU. The Daily HERALD NEWSPAPER wrote an Article regarding my commitment to the survival and treatment of animals. Many Dogs are suffering from Cancer and Other diseases. We Need your HELP.  Read below.
1. Tell me a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
My name is Dawn Haynes, I am from Los Angeles, California. I have worked in the TV, Film and Music industry most of my Life. My clientele included Halle Berry, Usher,Quincy Jones, Dr. Dre, Eddie Murphy, Common, Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Kanye West, and the list goes on…
In 2012, I had an epiphany that I should sell my home, car and start my life anew, in St. Maarten. My new life would consist of promoting vacation travel, and inviting Super Stars to perform huge concerts in St. Maarten. I met with the SXM government hoping to promote this idea and increase tourism throughout the entire year, not just the Christmas Season. I quickly learned that the Government has its hands full and I must seek private investors to get the job done. My dream is to donate part of the proceeds from the concerts towards the health and well-being of island animals.
2. How long have you been coming to the island?
I have traveled my entire life, I've been to Italy, France, Russia, Spain, Egypt, Japan, and Canada, however, in my travels, I discovered that the Caribbean islands are the most beautiful. In the early 90's, I was invited to Anguilla during that era Cap Jaluca was the place to be. Someone in my group suggested that we island hop, so of course we stopped in St. Barths and St. Maarten. I later visited St. Maarten again in 2011 and at that moment I made up my mind that St. Maarten would soon become my "New Home". I shipped my Gucci Fiat and soon opened a Luxury Vacation Villa Rental business here on the island named "Dawn To Dusk".
3. How long have you been supporting the stray dogs?
I I Love all animals, but I especially love dogs. I have a way in which I communicate with them. From the moment we meet, I am able to gain their trust. I have been feeding the island strays since the day I moved to St. Maarten. I was disgusted to learn that people take unwanted dogs and drop them off at the "DUMP". It is a sad and pitiful situation to see the puppies and dogs, starving, dehydrated and confused as to why their owners would leave them to fend for themselves. They are so sweet and scared. It hurts my heart to see them, but yet, they are excited to see people pull up to feed them or rescue them. As of today, I have rescued 3 dogs and found them wonderful homes. This has been my reward.
4. What other volunteer things are you involved in?
My philosophy is; if there is a cause that touches me, I will volunteer my time and money, in order to heighten the awareness and bring about change. I am an advocate of Domestic Violence, Children with Autism and Animal Abuse. These are just a few causes that touch my heart, we must take the initiative to help those in need. I ask that you do your part, Donate food or lend a hand to the organizations on island that feed, adopt, foster, rescue, and ultimately save the lives of so many animals every day.

5. Why do you feel so strongly about helping out with the stray animals?
I am committed to helping stray animals for several reasons, first and foremost, dogs have no means to survive without human assistance. It is imperative that we begin to control the breeding of island dogs, by spaying and neutering. Without the implementation of this practical measure the island will have severe problems with starving, sickly animals. This is not a god look - many tourist take note as to how we treat each other and how we treat animals.
6. Tell us some of the experiences you have had in assisting St Maarten stray animals.
For my 50th Birthday in June, I set up a Go Fund Me, page. I asked my friends to donate to Dawn's Island Dogs, several friends with huge hearts reached into their pockets and I raised $1,400.00. With the funds raised, I purchased more than 50 bags of dog food and donated it to two of the island organizations that volunteer to feed and care for stray animals. Knowing that my efforts have an immediate, tangible result is an awesome feeling. I can only wish that everyone is able to experience this joy, by giving of their time and resources.
7. What are your plans, dreams, or hopes for the situation here to become?
I wish more citizens would report individuals that are committing crimes against animals. I would like to see Legislation passed to hold abusive and negligent owners accountable for their cruel and criminal conduct towards animals. The police department must have policies and procedures to to Investigate allegation of animal abuse and negligence, and prosecute when appropriate. A strong coalition must be formed to put pressure on the government and police department to take the crime of animal cruelty more seriously.

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WE ARE PRESENTLY IS HOUSTON, VOLUNTEERING AT THE HOUSTON SPCA. IT HAS BEEN VERY EMOTIONAL BUT WE ARE HAPPY TO SAY THAT WE ARE DONATING FOOD AND SPENDING TIME WITH THE PETS.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.
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December 3rd, we are excited to announce our Sunday is Fun Day Fundraiser. With lots of food, fun, games, music and more. Please make a donation, today. THANK YOU
#NYBULLYCREW 2 pups from Puerto Rico.
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These Pups were rescued from Hurricane Harvey. The Dawn To Dusk Foundation Donated to NY Bully Crew, The Houston Humane Society and The Houston SPCA. I volunteered at these facilities and I am Thankful to All that Donated to this Go Fund Me Page. Please continue to spread the word.
These Pups were rescued, we Donated HELP
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At Petco, picking up Dog Food to Donate to Houston SPCA. We are here in Houston Volunteering and spending time with displaced Pets. Thank you so much for your Love and generosity.
I flew into Houston and went straight to Petco. We LOVE ANIMALS.
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I have arrived in Houston to Volunteer and be present. I really am Thankful that you have made the decision to Donate to helping to saving a precious life. Our fury friends NEED us. PLEASE DONATE NOW.
50 more Dogs just arrived. We Need your help.
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Raina Shaw
44 months ago
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Like Dawn I am also a dog lover that's why I donated to this worthy cause and I urge others to do so as well.

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Dawn Marie Haynes
5 months ago

Watch this video of us Donating to the New York Bully Crew. A foundation that rescues Dogs in NYC. https://www.facebook.com/dawn2duskhaynes/videos/vb.100000079196789/1679205032092120/?type=2&theater&comment_id=1679404888738801&notif_t=comment_mention&notif_id=1505341809153700

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Raised by 192 people in 45 months
Created June 8, 2014
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Lennie Moses
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Glad to support a worthy cause. Keep up the good work.

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Kathy Rumsey
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Great Cause. I have quite a few pets myself.

Raina Shaw
44 months ago
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Like Dawn I am also a dog lover that's why I donated to this worthy cause and I urge others to do so as well.

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Dawn Marie Haynes
5 months ago

Watch this video of us Donating to the New York Bully Crew. A foundation that rescues Dogs in NYC. https://www.facebook.com/dawn2duskhaynes/videos/vb.100000079196789/1679205032092120/?type=2&theater&comment_id=1679404888738801&notif_t=comment_mention&notif_id=1505341809153700

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