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STARVING DOGS & CATS VENEZUELA - Emergency Fund

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Raised by 237 people in 8 months
ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN

Please DONATE 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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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PLEASE DONATE

I have attached photos of a starving dog who was found wandering the streets of Venezuela on the brink of death but has thankfully been SAVED by Maria, one of the shelter owners I'm helping with this fundraiser, so will now be given a second chance at life but funds are desperately needed so please donate. Thank you.

This dog is one of millions of dogs suffering but this fundraiser has been a real lifeline to shelters on the ground who have saved hundreds of dogs and cats as a result.

I've been helping these poor animals, the forgotten victims of Venezuela's economic crisis with generous donations for the past 8 months but we're now at a point where funds are very low and no new donations have been received for a while so please keep donating or spreading the word so that others will help us as these shelters are taking in dogs like this one every day in spite of mounting shelter and food costs so let's keep being their lifeline.

Thank you so much for your continued support. Many precious animals have been given their lives back thanks to you x
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Hi All,

I've been really busy lately as I've been reaching out to and helping shelters in China who are saving dogs and cats from the Yulin Festival, which ends today but I just wanted to give you guys quick update to say that I'm still helping Venezuela's dogs and cats too as they will always be a priority for me.

Attached is a recent photo I received of one of the dogs we've been helping for months in Venezuela and the other pic shows his transformation, which is just incredible.

He has transformed from being skin and bone and on death's door to a healthy, happy, active dog and that's because you all continue to donate and support this mission, which has been making a difference to animals like this dog for over six months now so THANK YOU SO MUCH for continuing to help xxx
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Hi All,

Just a quick update to say that it's not just starving dogs that your kind donations are helping as these 59 cats are still being fed and cared for too. Thank you SO MUCH for your continued support of this campaign to help Venezuela's forgotten animals x
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Hi All,

Thank you so much for your continued donations and support.

I just wanted to share some new pics with you of another dog we are helping. This one is not only hungry but has a very bad skin allergy but our funds are now helping to fund both food and skin treatment. Thank for you continuing to donate to help these precious animals.

I said in my previous update that I was considering ending this fundraiser to focus on Yulin 2019 but have decided to focus on both as these dogs and cats in Venezuela need us.

I have never in my life seen a nation where most of the animals (both on the streets and in the zoos) are starving to death before our very eyes while the world is silent. We have to continue to help Venezuela until the economy picks up, the minimum wage increases, the cost of food decreases and people become self-sufficient again.

Thanks again xxx
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