Fundacion Rescate para Animales Desamparados (FRAD)

FRAD's Mission is to protect, defend and preserve animal life. To educate, sensitize, and raise awareness about cruelty, abuse and animal abandonment. (Nuestra mision es proteger, defender y preservar la vida. Educar, sensibilizar y evitar la crueldad, el maltrato y el abandono de los animales.) The vision of the Organization is to become the lead organization in Cartagena (Colombia) with the ability to solve problems related to abandonment, abuse, and cruelty towards animals with a differential approach based on animal welfare and humane treatment to all forms of life. (Ser la organizacion lider en Cartagena capaz de solucionar los problemas de abandono, maltrato y crueldad hacia los animal...
Jun 9, 2014

Meaning of Kindness: A Hand for Voiceless

love camera
love camera

Seven years seeking to raise awareness

Hello everybody and followers through GlobalGiving¡¡
How time has passed, isnt  it? And yet we continue in our mission, dreams haven´t stopped, although we raised 17 years in April, this makes us think ,first , how long it has taken to raise awareness in a city where even talking about animal welfare, it becomes weird,  hard to understand and being in the place of those whom doesn t have voice.

I want to remind you that we haven´t  made major investments in our home, shelter where live more than 160 animals that we have, as we are looking to have a house to rent while the goal is to buy one home where we all have to be free from the stress of a moving.
The money resources we have gotten from GolbalGiving, It  has been saved, we have asked the GlobalGiving team, please don´t send us more resources over this huge and important project, until the money is complete. What do you think of this? It was the best choice, isnt  it? We must wait

But even  you are asking:  what happened to the rest of money for  dogs and cats houses? Well,  I remember  you, this has been saved in our account bank, because we only want to invest for a new permanent home, thus make an investment and then have to destroy everything to move again, it is very expensive, and we must care every dollar  that we have,  for the good and safety of our animals.

Godparents and Friends: Hero of Silence
But thanks to our silent heroes, many of them have thanked them with their own name and others under anonymity, we have obtained materials help to improve the condition of our animals, and more in this rainy season, which absolutely everything our flooded home, having to develop strategies to protect water animals, for example, they donated huge tents, plastic and other materials to protect the space where cats, dogs live and of course our beautiful donkey, Tola


A sincere thanks to the volunteers

Before to say good bye, I want to thank those who also behind a phone, a computer, a visit animals, a car, give us the most valuable without demanding money in exchange: Volunteers, they who with their love, generosity and desire to change the world, sometimes cruel and humiliating that must support hundreds of animals in the city of Cartagena. THANKS VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR WORK

taking a bath
taking a bath
im waiting 3 years, do you want adopt me?
im waiting 3 years, do you want adopt me?
For a new home
For a new home
Tola and her buddy
Tola and her buddy
Mar 6, 2014

WAITING TIME: THREE TIMES FOR OUR ANIMALS RESCUED

Puppy Dog
Puppy Dog

I know many expected our news since the last time we wrote, we had very good reasons and we did, we told you of new  homes for dogs and  will soon be ready, the enclosed safety for animals especially dogs didnt escape and avoid they were hit by visitor´s car.  But since that time over we have had  several situations where we want to tell, let's start:

OUR LAST CHANCE, IF YOU AGREE

What would happen if we had $ 2.213, 75, donated for you to invest in improving existing roof covering the area of dogs and cats , improve roof of Tola donkey , which currently and fortunately sleeps in the garage of the small clinic FRAD has , on the other hand , if we had to move because the owner of the farm house ask for more money for rent? What would dear donor do, You have supported on our projects? I have a single answer: Put this money in our bank account to invest in a new home , as we have just 3 months to move (according to Colombian law , is the minimum time that gives us the owner to do ) our  lawyers say it is more time, but this is what we don´t have . We can´t tell a lie : That we have built a beautiful roof, or bought more homes when it is not true.  I can only tell you that every dollar we receive is for us a treasure , and any wrong decision can affect animals and its director, Dr. Ingrid Hernández , who is at last who protects over the more than 158 animals we have at the moment, so we have made this decision, save the money and wait until we find a new and better home for rent , a situation that has been difficult but hopefully not impossible . If any of you are not happy with our decision and your donation , you can call the office GlobalGiving have your money reallocated to another project through GlobalGiving Guarantee . I ask this first time for you to put in our place.

IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND , SOME HISTORY TO UNDERSTAND 

Since 2012 , animals rescued  went to live in the city to the country , it was a sudden change , was first in Arjona, city of Bolivar animals suffered by the amount of mud, dust , sun and in some cases, enormous snakes ( Mapana ) life-threatening , and now after a year , moved to Turbaco, another city,  another farm with  different weather, rained more,  but you could finally see all dogs , cats and donkeys ( Moises was still alive , the donkey , boyfriend Tola ) , calm, finally seemed to be the time it deserved, because we didnt have problems with owners and neighbors.But all is not bliss in a shelter for animals rescued, and therefore have a small clinic, but have increased the number of abandoned animals and sponsors that we had been reduced to just three. we who are healed, saved, and protect these animals, then who will?. We ask you this second time to reflect

THE THIRD AND LAST TIME: TIME TO HELP

We invite you to join us even if you want, visit our new project : A HOME FOR 158 ANIMALS RESCUED (#16333), it searches no longer have a house to rent, but buy a permanent home, it will take many months, but worth it. I hope you join us, and translating a bit more of what you want to say more 158 animals: THOUSANDS OF THANKS . WITHOUT YOU,  WE COULDN´T HAVE DONE  AND YET WE DO: FEED FOR A YEAR  FOR CATS, DOGS AND DONKEY AND BUY SOME HOUSES FOR DOGS. A SIMPLE BUT HUGE THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.

Donors food
Donors food
Adopt puppy
Adopt puppy
Count
Count
Adoption Program
Adoption Program
Volunteers
Volunteers
Dec 9, 2013

K-NINE NEIGHBORHOOD

Dog Houses
Dog Houses

Hello everybody, FRAD´s friends¡¡

Christmas time has came , that all we know, until mother earth has announced that it has reached the most beautiful time of the year , everyone always say that, the commerce also notice it , but more to buy things , human beings become better persons in this time, giving an area of their  lives and occupations, to remind friends , gifts , visiting family , and of course to help as you have done in recent months , to achieve our mission to help mistreated and abandoned animals in Cartagena.

And continuing with amazing stories about our animals and giving our thanks , we want to tell that has happened in FRAD , since the last time we wrote :

Remember that dogs  were recieving the first houses , all equipped with the best canine style : Large single room with mattresses and carpet, ceiling with wooden shutters in natural finish with plastic protection from the sun and rain, for living dog large and medium , 8 and 3 dogs, respectively.

Well, this total must add three ( 3) , are few , but our carpenter has had much work since November , was a month that Cartagena spent the holidays of Independence Day and week, until now Christmas, and everything becomes slower delivery of more houses. These 3 are for medium-sized dogs , but as we see in the photos, our beloved Juancho who is a small dog, who clearly likes the house spacious and warm atmosphere.

OUR TEAM COULDN’T WAIT TO THINK.

As thinking about continuing to invest the funding, and continued to the next step: to ensure that animals weren’t  injured by cars who use the service veterinary clinic or just to know the dogs and cats for adoption. The director of the foundation raised the idea of a mesh enclosure supported with stakes, and what do they think, this was done¡¡, but we had another problem:  Dogs jumped like acrobats, can you believe? The solution was:  Make the highest mesh.

Above all, the best thing was that our animals are so happy with their homes, and those who have do not want to leave it, because before wandering around to see if they captured a loving visitor or volunteers , now just want to sleep and sleep is your new home, sweet home sweet.

 

MOISES , IN MEMORIAM :  KIND , SMART DONKEY AND LOYALTY ANIMAL FRIEND

We want to give some sad news , Moises remind our dear donkey, our  “bell”, he used to bray when someone came and brayed “goodbye” to all visitors , died on November 16 , his death was  sad , who doesn´t hurt when someone loved die. It was suddenly , our veterinary and medical director told us that he suffered a heart attack. The widow , his girlfriend and beautiful donkey , Tola , was sad, but with the support of volunteers has managed to overcome . Continue still hoping to also give a permanent roof Tola , as Moises and she ended up devouring all the wood part to their stable, but if it rains, tola is carried to the veterinary hospital and office, which was a garage to protect  her from water.

Finally, to each one helpers : THANKS A LOT for helping¡¡

Don’t forget that even still expect more donations to fund our project , share it with your friends and family¡¡

FRAD WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 , IF YOU LIVE IN LONELINESS AND THIS TIME IS SAD FOR YOU, BE A VOLUNTEER A FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS, THEY WILL RETURN  AN INFINITE THANKS MAKING YOU FEEL BETTER HUMAN.

Our dog biting his mattress
Our dog biting his mattress
Lucho  tests  the comfort in his house
Lucho tests the comfort in his house
Beware:  Juancho is sleeping
Beware: Juancho is sleeping
The mesh enclosure with stakes
The mesh enclosure with stakes
More homes
More homes
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