R.O.A.R. Fund - Reach.Out.Act.Respond.

 
$79,001
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Aug 6, 2014

R.O.A.R. Partners Update August 2014

Dear R.O.A.R. Fund Supporters,

The organizations of the R.O.A.R. Fund continue to help animals around the world thanks to your generous support.  To maximize the support to these fantastic organizations, GlobalGiving will be hosting a matching campaign for Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. partners that will run from September 8th - October 7th!  We will provide the details of this year’s campaign the first week of September so be sure to check out the R.O.A.R page for more information at that time!

Here is a quick update about the great work these organizations are doing for our animal friends...  

  • Earthwatch Institute has a new team of volunteers to continue monitoring turtle activity and analyzing data collected.  Turtle activity is strongest in the mid-summer to fall months, and this is when the majority of data collection will take place so the Earthwatch Institute is eager for a good season of turtle activity!
  • EQUUS Foundation had a banner year for scholarship money awarded to their excellent volunteers.  More than $11,000 in scholarships were awarded to thirteen individuals to reward their volunteer service in 2013.  This year the EQUUS Foundation awarded a scholarship to cover the registration fee for an individual to become a PATH Intl. Registered Level Certified Instructor!
  • The Jane Goodall Institute continues to provide amazing care for chimpanzees like Kefan.  Kefan recently made an exciting move from the over-crowded santuary to Tchibebe Island, one of three lush, forested island habitats JGI is readying for the transfer of over 100 chimpanzees!
  • Petfinder Foundation has improved the lives of thousands of shelter dogs through the help of generous donors.  Finley, Smiley, and Suzy are three dogs that have recently been cared for by the Petfinder Foundation and will hopefully be adopted soon!
  • Villalobos Rescue Center is in the process of building a separate kennel for dogs that have heartworm to try to limit the potential spread of the disease.  Heartworm is not a communicable disease amongst humans or dogs but can be spread by mosquitos.  They are continuing to help dogs overcome this disease. 


Thank you again for your help in making these accomplishments possible!  And don’t forget to take advantage of the 2014 R.O.A.R. matching funds between September 8th and October 7th!

Apr 9, 2014

R.O.A.R. Partners Update April 2014

Wounda the chimpanzee - Jane Goodall Institute
Wounda the chimpanzee - Jane Goodall Institute

Dear R.O.A.R. Fund Supporters,

Thanks to your continued generosity, R.O.A.R.’s nonprofits partners are changing the lives of animals all over the world for the better.

  • American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services continues to reunite rescued and shelter animals with families.
  • Earthwatch Institute’s researchers aim to ensure that the habitats of the green sea turtle and the hawksbill sea turtle in the Bahamas are protected from coastal development. The 2014 research season began on February 13th and will continue through November 16th.  
  • EQUUS Foundation’s work rehabilitating Charlie, a once-injured horse thought to be too skittish for competition, allowed him to win medals in eight events in the 2010 Special Olympics in Ponder, Texas, with Kasey Barnes, born in 1993 with Downs Syndrome.
  • Jane Goodall Institute recently rehabilitated a chimpanzee named Wounda, who came to them sick and malnourished. Wounda is now thriving on Tchindzoulou Island, part of an expanded sanctuary, where she can climb trees, forage for food, and play with other chimpanzees.
  • National Wildlife Federation recently averted conflict between domestic and wild bighorn sheep by retiring grazing privileges on 12,000 acres of Montana’s Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, which will prevent domestic sheep from spreading fatal diseases to two herds of bighorn sheep.
  • Petfinder Foundation has granted 33,780 Cat Castles and 40,000 Stretch & Scratch cat scratches to adoption groups in order to reduce stress on shelter cats and ease their transitions into new homes.
  • Villalobos Rescue Center continues to work with heartworm positive dogs to provide the vet care and medicine necessary for them to lead happy and healthy lives.


Thank you again for your help in making these accomplishments possible!




Sea Turtle in the Bahamas - Earthwatch Institute
Sea Turtle in the Bahamas - Earthwatch Institute
Petfinder Foundation cat castle
Petfinder Foundation cat castle
Sheep in Montana - National Wildlife Federation
Sheep in Montana - National Wildlife Federation
Rehabilitated Charlie - EQUUS Foundation
Rehabilitated Charlie - EQUUS Foundation
Jan 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, R.O.A.R. Supporters!

2013 was another great year for the R.O.A.R. campaign.  Since our last update, we hosted another matching campaign for our seven R.O.A.R. partner non-profits.  

Between October 14 and November 12, 2013, donors provided more than $130,000 in funding towards American Humane Association, Earthwatch Institute, EQUUS Foundation, Jane Goodall Institute, National Wildlife Federation, Petfinder Foundation, and Villalobos Rescue Center via GlobalGiving.  With generous matching funds and prizes totaling $140,000 from the Animal Planet R.O.A.R. program, more than $270,000 was raised to improve the lives of animals in less than a month! 

These much-needed funds are going to help save wildlife habitats; give orphaned chimps more room to roam; save the lives of shelter pets in North America; rescue, rehabilitate and retrain horses; save sea turtles in the Bahamas; treat pit bulls suffering from heartworm disease; and provide disaster relief efforts for animals throughout the world.

You can view the full details of the matching campaign here: http://www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/roar-2013/

Thank you, to all of you who helped by making a donation in 2013. We’re looking forward to more great things ahead in 2014!

Sep 9, 2013

R.O.A.R. Update September 2013

Tumbleweed the pony
Tumbleweed the pony

While we enjoyed the hot summer days with outdoor sports and barbeques we were even more aware of the beautiful environment we live in. It’s a time of year that reminds us that we share the land with animals (domestic and wild) and it’s our duty to take care of the land and the animals we share it with.

This is always the focus of our R.O.A.R. partners. Here is an update from some of our partners over the summer:

National Wildlife Federation’s Adopt a Wildlife Acre project focuses on bighorn sheep in addition to the bears and wolves its work is more commonly associated with. When domestic sheep come into contact with bighorn sheep, there is strong potential for disease transmission and die-offs of the bighorn population, so National Wildlife Federation negotiates with livestock producers to help reduce such disease transmission. 

EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation recently inducted a pony named Tumbleweed (1982-2012) into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame. After an initial show career in the small pony hunters, Tumbles, as she was nicknamed, entered a lesson program in Connecticut. The thrived so much as a school horse that she was often used as a therapeutic horse for physical therapy patients. 

Jane Goodall Institute recently transferred a Tchimpounga chimpanzee named Kudia to its lush island sactuary in the Republic of Congo, Tchindzoulou Island. It took six men to carry her into the forest, where she will now be able to make nests, sleep in trees, run on the damp ground, eat wild fruits, play, and generally enjoy her time in the island forest.

You can help too!  Next month our annual Matching Campaign returns for our Principle Partners to engage in a friendly competition to build the most public awareness and donations in support of their organizations and the causes important to them. To learn more about the Matching Campaign visit our R.O.A.R. site  and learn how you can participate and help a cause important to you!



Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep
Kudia the Tchimpounga chimpanzee
Kudia the Tchimpounga chimpanzee
May 8, 2013

R.O.A.R. Update May 2013

R.O.A.R. Valentine
R.O.A.R. Valentine's Day e-blast

Dear R.O.A.R. Supporters,


Now one-fourth of the way through the year we are already working at a running pace, implementing new projects and continuing with current initiatives. As you’re aware, the R.O.A.R. Fund provides financial support to our R.O.A.R. charities and to helping animals in need.  This year, for the first time, we used Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to remind and encourage our fans to purchase R.O.A.R. branded pet and consumer items to help the R.O.A.R. Fund, since proceeds of those sales goes into the R.O.A.R. Fund. We did this by sending an e-blast to our Animal Planet subscribers with the message to show their pets love by giving them a Valentine’s Day gift!


In addition to helping build the R.O.A.R. Fund for this year, our partners are busy helping animals in other ways.  Below are just some of the updates from our R.OA.R. partners, thanks in large part to the support we continue to receive from you!  


Since our last update:

  • The EQUUS Foundation partnered with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to establish the Horse Stars Hall of Fame.  62 horses were inducted into the virtual Hall of Fame in March 2013.  Betsy, one of the 62, had such a profound influence on the life of an autistic child named Rowan that the boy’s family created a documentary film about their family’s journey called The Horse Boy.
  • The Jane Goodall Institute has helped rehabilitate DouDou, a 5-year-old chimpanzee they found chained to a car.  Based on his condition, the caregivers believe he was left shackled to the car for almost three years before they found him. He is already showing far more confidence and playing with other chimps.
  • Thanks to National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Conflict Resolution project, the bison of Yosemite National Park have safe havens when they migrate south in the winter – as opposed to the alternatives they used to face such as being killed, placed in pens, or herded back into the park with helicopters and snowmobiles.
  • After the recent deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, TX, the Petfinder Foundation gave a disaster grant to the Humane Society of Central Texas to help it cope with the influx of pets separated from their owners in the explosion, which leveled an entire five-block area.
  • Villalobos Rescue Center continues to provide spay and neuter services for pit bulls in Louisiana.  They have a consistent flow of requests for such veterinary services, as well as request for help owners of multiple litters who can’t take care of the puppies themselves.


Thank you,
The R.O.A.R. team

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