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STARVING DOGS VENEZUELA - Emergency Fund

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ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN

Please DONATE to help provide funds for food and supplies for shelters caring for Venezuela's starving dog population.

Some dogs are strays but many are abandoned pets who people can no longer afford to feed now that dog food costs more than most people's monthly wage given the hyperinflation crisis.

These dogs, 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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Hi All,

I mentioned on my previous update that I would share the before and after picture of Yoco, one of the starving dogs we are helping, so here it is.

His transformation in such a short space of time is truly incredible and shows how much of a difference we can make to the lives of so many animals just by sending their humans regular funds for food and supplies until the crisis in Venezuela ceases.

At the moment the economic crisis has gotten worse. Inflation is through the roof. Minimum wage is tiny. The cost of food and supplies is extortionate. It costs around $60 for food for a day and around $2000 just for one vaccination for one dog, which should give an idea of how important every penny/cent donated is and how much it counts because I would hate for donations to stop coming in and for the dogs we are helping to revert back to their malnourished states.

So please keep donating and spreading the word and let's hope that Venezuela gets back to being the prosperous nation it once was and soon so that the people and animals can stop suffering the way they currently are.

As always thank you so much for supporting my causes and for helping me to help animals in need. It means the world x
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Hi All,

Just thought I'd share this lovely message I received from one of the shelters we're helping as their animals are being fed and cared for because of your generous donations so thank you so much. Together we are saving lives.

I've been informed that the situation in Venezuela is sadly worse. Inflation is through the roof, the minimum wage is ridiculously small and the cost of living is extremely high. Many people can't afford to feed themselves let alone their dogs and cats so the shelters we are helping are receiving new starving abandoned pets daily.

As long as people keep donating and spreading the word about this fundraiser, I will keep sending funds to amazing people on the ground caring for starving dogs and cats and I really hope that the economy in Venezuela recovers soon so that people can become self-sufficient again and so that animals won't be suffering as badly as they are now.

Thank you so much for your kind donations. I'll share updates of Yoco with you next week, one of the starving emaciated dogs we're helping as per my previous updates, as he was just skin and bone before but now that he's eating regular meals, he's looking so much better. Thanks again. You're all amazing xxx
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Hi All,

Thank you so much for your kind donations. Have had a few people message me to ask about the cats. We're still helping them and they're doing much better now that they receive food on a regular basis. Yoco the dog is also doing much better now that he's eating thanks to your kind donations.

Funprodea have told me that food is so ridiculously expensive in Venezuela now that they're going to try and source it from a US supplier instead so they will be sending me a vid shortly once the food has arrived.

Thanks again. Please continue to donate if possible or share so that others donate as I've been inundated by shelters with requests for help so the more we raise, the more starving animals we can help. Thank you x
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Hi All,

Quick update. These two dogs pictured are Yoco and his mother Lua. Both have been starving to death in Venezuela but we are now helping them and our funds will hopefully be able to nurse them back to health so please keep donating and spreading the word so that we can help many more animals like these two who desperately need our help.

Thank you SO much for supporting this mission to save lives. I couldn't do this without you. This is what the holiday season (the season of peace and goodwill on Earth) should be about - not consumerism, materialism and greed but helping others less fortunate and giving back. No sentient being should starve if we are in a position to prevent that suffering. Thank you x
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