Rescuing animals in Costa Rica

Hi! My name is Maisie, I am a 20 year old animal lover who is looking to make a real difference in the world. 
I am raising money to go to Costa Rica for up to 3 months working in shelters and sanctuaries, helping conquer their stray dog epidemic and repopulate the native wildlife.
I have found the most ethical way to do this is to fundraise money and go directly to charities and non profit organisations by myself, rather than through a company who charge extensive amounts for a short amount of time and profit large percentages for themselves.  I want to do something that will really make a difference to these helpless animals and make Costa Rica a better place in the long run.
I am especially interested in conquering the stray dog epidemic but I will also hopefully be volunteering in rescues that help all animals, big or small. 
Some of my fundraising will include sponsored walks, a sponsored skydive and  a charity auction. 
Although my goal is an optimistic £2000, any donation will help, no matter how big or small. 
I will be paying for the flights myself, so 100% of the money raised will go directly to the rescues and any leftover money will be donated to them.
I will also be creating a page when I go to keep anyone interested updated on my journey and so you can personally see the animals I will be helping. 


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Maisie Shipley 
Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England, United Kingdom
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