Help AnimO Animal Sanctuary grow


AnimO Sanctuary is working to improve the lives of animals in Japan. With support of people all over the world, we have made a difference in the lives of dogs, cats, monkeys, birds and more. Today, we are ready to expand the services and care we offer to our animals! But, we need your help to do it!

In this first phase of our expansion project, we want to improve our current sanctuary, hire interim staff, and obtain non-profit status in Japan. We will also use the funds raised to search for a property to buy, where AnimO will find its forever home.

Every little bit is a huge help to us, so please consider a donation of any size.

(Read on for more details about our 3-phase expansion project.)

Our Mission:
AnimO Sanctuary is not just a haven for animals; it's a beacon of hope and compassion. We're on a mission to create a sanctuary that not only provides exceptional care to our animal residents but also educates, advocates, and integrates animals into our community. Through responsible pet ownership education, we're dedicated to making Japan a safer and more nurturing place for all creatures.

Our Vision:
In the coming year, we are embarking on a transformative journey in three crucial phases.

Phase 1A (Target: $15,900 / ¥2,334,000)
1. Improve our current sanctuary for prototyping purposes
2. Bridge the operating deficit
3. Hire interim staff and obtain non-profit status in Japan
4. Research and select properties for our new sanctuary
5. Launch targeted donor outreach and essential administrative functions

Phase 1B (Target: March 30, 2024)
1. Engage with Network For Good to aggregate consistent donors
2. Expand outreach efforts through digital media and public relations
3. Develop a comprehensive branding guide for fundraising initiatives

Phase 2 (Target: July 31, 2024)
1. Acquire land and existing facilities outside Tokyo
2. Facilitate the move to our new sanctuary grounds
3. Implement necessary facility improvements and hire full-time staff

Phase 3 (Target: October 31, 2024)
1. Complete all facility improvements for a state-of-the-art sanctuary
2. Implement world-class animal care and enrichment programs
3. Establish paid and volunteer staffing for animal management and care
4. Maintain capital reserves for future sustainability

How You Can Help:
Your support is crucial to our success. By donating to AnimO Sanctuary, you're not just contributing to bricks and mortar; you're investing in a future where animals receive the love, care, and respect they deserve. Every contribution, big or small, brings us one step closer to our dream of a better world for animals in Japan.

How will we use the funds raised in this GoFundMe?
1. Make improvements to current sanctuary for “prototyping” purposes $2700
2. Bridge operating deficit $2000
3. Interim Staffing $3100
4. Obtain non-profit status in Japan $2500
5. Research and select properties for purchase $1000
6. GoFundMe Management/Administration $1000
7. Marketing Management/Administration $1000
8. Targeted donor outreach $2500
Total $15900

Stay Connected:
We will keep you informed every step of the way! Follow our progress on our website and social media platforms and join us in creating a better world for our furry and feathered friends.

Thank you for being a part of our village. Together, we can create a brighter, more compassionate future for animals.

With heartfelt gratitude,
Mina Martinez, founder AnimO Sanctuary




フェーズ1A(目標:15,900ドル / 233万4000円)
- サンクチュアリの運営状況を改善する
- 財務状況を改善する
- 臨時スタッフを雇用し、NPO認定を取得する
- 新しいサンクチュアリのための物件の調査・選定を行う
- ドナーへアウトリーチと各種手続きを開始する

フェーズ 1B (目標:2024年3月30日)
Network For Goodと連携してドナーを募集する
フェーズ 2 (目標:2024年7月31日)

フェーズ 3 (目標:2024年10月31日)

サンクチュアリの運営状況を改善する ¥403,000
財務状況を改善する ¥299,000
臨時スタッフの雇用 ¥464,000
NPO認定の取得 ¥373,000
物件の調査・選定 ¥149,000
GoFundMeの運営管理 ¥149,000
マーケティングの運営管理 ¥149,000
ドナーへのアウトリーチ ¥373,000
小計 ¥2,334,000





  • Katrin Stamm
    • $50 
    • 5 d
  • Stephen Yoder
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Marcellus Nealy
    • $125 
    • 1 mo
  • Andrew MacKinlay
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Kristy Mellon
    • $25 
    • 1 mo

Organizer and beneficiary

Heather Yoder
Los Angeles, CA
AmimO Sanctuary

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