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Animal rights in Vietnam

$23,160 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 325 people in 21 months
PLEASE NOTE: The amount raised is for an ongoing campaign that started in fall of 2017, so the amount listed is not actually what we have in the account. 

Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue, an animal rights organization with a rescue shelter and farm sanctuary is slowly moving up to Hanoi over the next 6 months. We have been working in Vietnam for 5 years already, are the only vegan animal rescue and farm sanctuary here, and we even had the very first nonprofit vet clinic in Vietnamese history for 2 and half years that we unfortunately had to close due to lack of funding.  Now after all these years and hundreds of rescues, we need to close and get homes for most of the 35 animals we still have on the property to care for.  The lack of consistent funding, veterinarians, and staff/volunteers which are vital for running a rescue has made it so that there is no way to stay open.  it is an extremely difficult part of the world to work in animal rights, and we have done our best but have to end this over the next year in Hoi An.  

We are working hard to get the animals adopted away from central Vietnam to either Hanoi, Saigon, or internationally to where they can access proper veterinary care that does not exist at all in our region.  It is terrifying to deal with even the most simply problems with vets who completely lack the training, skills, and tools to effectively manage cases. We will not let more animals in Hoi An that we have rescued suffer and die at the hands of poorly trained local vets.  They need out and with your help, we can continue their care in Hoi An for the next months that it will take to get them adopted far away from this horrible situation we are in with these vets. 

Please consider adopting one of our rescues and sharing our page with organizations and individuals who can help.  

THANKS so much!

Cat Besch
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This is an EMERGENCY call for funding!

We must raise at least $400 for the next week to be able to just pay for animal food and we must do it THIS WEEKEND to make sure the funds transfer quickly enough to be taken out as cash before our shelter manager leaves for her visa run! During the past week we’ve had less than 10 donations and they have covered just a fraction of our running costs. We are so grateful for that support. But unfortunately it is far from enough to keep us open and our animals fed.

We still have not gotten enough funds to fix the barn, buy the cat vaccines, pay our overdue vet and lawyer bills, much less pay the salaries that support our extremely hard working staff as every penny, even the larger donations, has gone directly to our most dire needs like food and past due bills we are being hounded for! This summer has been horrendous for funding as usual during this season and we get farther and farther behind while our needs do not shrink at all. I cannot stress enough that there are no more corners to cut. Please help us get the money we need to pay for our rescue to stay open!

Thank you for all your ongoing support in these crises we wish would stop.
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Emergency funds needed!
This week we need to make sure we have a lot of cash at the shelter as I our shelter manager is taking off for her visa run to Thailand and I am taking off for my surgery in Paris, so she will not be around to get the money in her account and I will not be conscious and lucid enough to be fundraising and sending her money. Our amazing volunteer, Ashleigh, will be managing the shelter for the 2 days Amber is gone and she will need to have the ability to buy animal food and handle any emergency on her own.

We are currently down to under $50 in our account after some yearly fees for software and website work came through. We are living day-to-day, still unable to pay for the barn reconstruction and vaccines for the cats without risking not having enough money to buy animal food. We are really stretched now and all our time has been spent trying to get onsite help at the shelter, while being unable to get the funding to run the shelter and work on getting our clinic open in fall. Please help us in any way that you can so we can have enough to care for the animals and take on those big expenses we need. We are still a little behind on our staff salaries and need to catch up immediately!

Please help us with whatever you can spare. As it is summer and our donations go down every holiday season like this, we are really struggling. Can you help our shelter?
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We are in need of volunteers, vets/vet nurses, adoptions, and donations in order to keep running and we have had very little of all of these things recently and we are really feeling the strain.

Our shelter manager needs a volunteer in the shelter immediately for the summer as I have had to leave Vietnam for surgery and will be recovering over the next 6 weeks away, so please share our volunteer posts! She needs help now along with the donations to continue caring for our rescues and to finish the barn construction and vaccine updates.

Just keeping the animals fed is a challenge, but we have piling up debts along with new expenses this summer, so please help if you can to keep our shelter open while we get the new vet clinic project rolling after I get home from recuperating. While everyone is getting ready for their summer holidays and planning big trips, we are laying low just trying to keep cool, pay down our debts, keep our pigs safe from the African Swine Fever epidemic, and continue working on our plans for the fall when the weather chills a bit.

After working in central Vietnam for 6 years, building all the legal and financial systems to operate here, and working with hundreds of rescue cases from individuals and rescue groups, we have the experience needed to do the best work in the country, but our lack financial and human resources (vet and care taking) is holding us back. While many newcomers want to jump in and start packing houses with rescue cases, they lack the training and case management experience to handle these animals and do not understand the lack of infrastructure vital to carrying out rescue here. Adding new rescues to this situation will never solve the problem. We need experienced rescuers like VAAR to stick around and right now, we are losing that battle. Please help us to build a better future for the animals of Vietnam.

Thank you!
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The joy of pig parenting knows no bounds. A good pig parent takes the good with the bad, and by bad I mean the tantrums at every single meal as if he has never had food before in his whole life and we have been torturing him through daily starvation for 4 years.

He is frequently reminded that his “sister”, Mistress Lola, doesn’t make a peep at meal times and waits patiently to follow us into her stall where she politely begins to pick apart her fruits and veggies. Demon baby versus polite princess. We love them both equally.

These guys take a lot to feed and care for, with plenty of cleaning up and bathing to do plus managing all the many things they break daily. We need both funds and onsite help to care for our rescued piggies who are living the best life possible in a world in which most people only consider them valuable when dead and cooked. They are our family and we need YOUR support to care for these lucky babies.

We MUST get onsite volunteers IMMEDIATELY in Hoi An! Please email info@vietnampetsandvets.com for a volunteer packet!

THANKS!
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