ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN
to help provide funds for food and supplies for shelters caring for Venezuela's starving dog and cat population.
Some are strays but many are abandoned pets who people can no longer afford to feed now that pet food costs more than most people's monthly wage given the hyperinflation crisis.
These animals, like the citizens, are suffering the effects of Venezuela's devastating economic collapse. There are several humanitarian organisations campaigning to help the people but animals are often the forgotten victims so this fundraiser is for them. ABOUT THE SHELTERS
There are many shelters across Venezuela that we could help. I will add details of the shelters we're helping via the Updates section and my Instagram page if this fundraiser is a success but below are details of some amazing shelters located in and around Caracas helping emaciated animals that show why getting funds to those on the ground is so essential. I've also been inundated by requests for help on my Instagram page from amazing individuals who are caring for strays so we will make a difference to the lives of countless animals. Francis of Assisi Shelter
This shelter located in the city of Coro, which is some 700km from the capital Caracas, welcomes street cats and dogs that are starving, have been abandoned or mistreated. The shelter is run by couple Xenia and Ricardo and they have a capacity of 70-80 animals but are currently caring for over 300 animals! They are suffering from financial difficulties and are struggling to offer the necessary care.
Today due to the social crisis and the financial imbalance that Venezuela faces, the animals live in a precarious situation, due to the lack of water, food, medicines and cleaning products. The priority is currently nutrition as there are so many cases of malnutrition but funds are so limited, the animals are suffering. Famproa Dog Shelter
The streets of Caracas are filled with emaciated dogs and animal shelters are pushed to capacity. One such shelter is Famproa where people drop off pets or strays every few hours. As the above picture shows the dogs are starving with their ribcages protruding and the volunteers running the shelter are struggling to care for them due to lack of funding. They rely on donations. Funasissi Animal Shelter
As Venezuela’s economic crisis worsens, food shortages and rising poverty are forcing once middle-class Venezuelans to do the unthinkable - let their pets starve or abandon them in the streets. Funasissi is one such shelter taking in these animals but as the above images show, they are starving and suffering. 4) Funprodea
This shelter is run by an amazing lady called Maria who I have collaborated with before. She rescues starving cats and dogs and nurses them back to health but she is really struggling to pay the high vet bills. We can help her. Please donate. Thank you. ABOUT ME
I'm an animal rights activist from the UK and have successfully fundraised for animals in need before via my a_lallie_ Instagram page. I have the fundraising know-how, the connections and even the prior experience of helping starving animals in Venezuela as I have previously collaborated with NGOs to help animals who were starving in a Venezuelan zoo.
I fundraised and sent the money to my trusted contacts on the ground on a fortnightly basis who used it to buy food and medical supplies and they sent me the invoices and receipts, which I shared to my Instagram page. Together we helped reverse the effects of malnutrition in emaciated animals who were on the brink of death.
I will send funds donated to this campaign to shelters via Paypal or Bank Transfer and will provide updates on my a_lallie_ Instagram page rather than on here as I'm able to share unlimited photos and videos on there, which I can't do here. Go Fund Me allows me to share a maximum of 3 cropped photos only so I'll do a few updates on here using that feature but more frequent ones on Instagram.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Any suggestions or recommendations for other shelters or individuals we can help, please let me know. Thank you so much for your support, help and donations. You are making a difference. Thank you xxx