Ismael Animal Rescue Project

$13,435 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 377 people in 23 months
Ismael Animal Rescue Tanzania was born in September 2016 out of Ismael Mungaya's love for animals and witnessing the sad situation of abused and neglected street dogs in the area. Ismael found a way to build a small shelter on his family plot dedicating his time to do whatever he could to improve the lives of street dogs in Mianzini, Arusha, Tanzania.  

Dogs that Ismael finds and those whom are surrendered to him are cared for by any means necessary, working  closely with local trusted Vets to ensure all dogs are:
 - brought up to good health and weight
 - vaccinated and wormed
 - spayed or neutered
 - treated for any diseases or injuries 

The ultimate aim of course is to find a warm loving home for each of them alongside providing education to the community on the benefits of having a dog in your life.

In Tanzania dogs are not seen in the same way as in Australia or Europe.  Dogs may be viewed as security so many people are afraid of them or they may be viewed simply as pests. This is simply due to several factors such as a lack of education and learnt beliefs but also because many live in poverty it is understandable that they need to find their own source of food and healthcare before attending to an animal's needs. 

We hope to raise enough funds to secure a small plot and build a proper concrete, waterproof shelter for the dogs so that Ismael and volunteers can continue to help even more of the dogs in need. Unfortunately there is no RSPCA, AWL or the likes in Arusha, Tanzania so we need your support to make this happen.

Please visit our website and feel free to contact us on Facebook for further information!

Web: https://ismael-animal-rescue-tanzania.jimdo.com/
Facebook: Ismael Animal Rescue Tanzania
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Asanteni sana to all our donors!!! We are now getting closer to purchasing the land and hope to move closer to our target to commence building the shelter. We would be grateful if you could assist by sharing our campaign.
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Hello everyone!
We'd like to share an update with you all on what's been happening at the shelter.

Firstly, last week Ismael was invited along to be involved with a spay and neuter campaign in his home town of Arusha. He was able to bring 9 of his own rescues to have the procedure performed as well as getting vaccinated.

Spay and neuter campaigns are essential to reduce the population of stray dogs in Tanzania where otherwise most would not have a comfortable life – to give you an idea this could save around 12-20 puppies being born per dog each year, added up that’s a lot of dogs for Ismael to find loving homes for!

A heartfelt thanks to Ismael and all those who are involved in supporting campaigns like these. We hope to raise awareness and gain support to enable contribution to regular campaigns whilst proactively educating the community on the benefits.
Ismael watching over the waking dogs
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Thanks to some very generous donors we are on the way to achieving our baseline funding goal to start planning for the new shelter.

Aside from thanking all the donors we must express our sincere gratitude to all those who have shared our posts, sent donations of goods, spread the word about Ismael's cause and also to those who have visited in person. Asante sana!
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A wonderful result in such a short time - we are so grateful to all our contributors and to those who have shared our campaign page and posts far and wide.
We're all feeling excited and looking forward to achieving our goal whilst planning the expansion for 2018.
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Raised by 377 people in 23 months
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