Project #14149

Build a Roof for 150 Animals in Cartagena Colombia

by Fundacion Rescate para Animales Desamparados (FRAD)
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.


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.



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¡¡


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


Many things have happened in these months since we last reported, so get ready to read and see some pictures. The first biiiiiig news that I want to share with you even though many of you may already know, but I can’t get enough of sharing it: our lovely Bimbi finished first in the Global Giving worldwide Photo Contest! (We’re still ecstatic!). We competed against pictures from different projects around the world. I know this report is not only read by our project donors, but also by ALL people who voted for Bimbi’s picture, so I want to take this opportunity to say again THANK YOU...

Indeed, thanks to Bimbi and to you, Global Giving gave FRAD a prize of USD$1,000. Additionally, our project was featured on Global Giving’s home page for a full day. That in turn, helped us increase our visibility and resulted in our project receiving big donations from people I don’t know, but already love!

Let’s go down to business…

100 animals spayed and neutered

With the USD$1,000 received from Global Giving’s photo contest, we organized a free spay/neuter campaign for dogs and cats in Cartagena. We received amazing support from the UDCA (University of Applied Sciences) and several of its students who will soon be veterinarians. I can’t imagine this campaign without their support. They were so great with us. In two days, we spayed and neutered 29 dogs and 71 cats, most of them homeless. You can see the photos at the end of the report. As it was a success and some materials were left over, we are planning to organize another similar campaign later. We’ll keep you posted. Thanks again to all of you and to Global Giving!

A roof for our woofs!

With the first donations we received from our new project “Build a Roof for 150 Animals in Cartagena Colombia”, we ordered 8 houses made of thick wood; 5 large and 3 medium size. Things weren’t easy at all. We stretched every penny but it was all worth it.  Our carpenter are still working very hard to make these houses nice and comfortable for our rescued animals so they won’t get wet, cold or sick. As I write this report, the houses are coming together and we have a group of volunteers setting things up in FRAD so everything is ready for the arrival. I’ll send you pictures in a couple of weeks.  Also, instead of buying pre-fabricated houses we were able to hire a local carpenter and generate income for him and his family. This way our project not only impacted positively our beloved animals, but the local economy.

If you have not had the chance to learn about the project please take a minute of your time and review it (and yes, we would love for all of you to make a small donation so that all our beloved animal friends have a house). The project is available at

We need you!

The rainy season in Cartagena will continue until November, so we’ll have at least two months more we want to pass very quickly, because the intensity of rainfall, currents and strong winds continue to wreak havoc in our city, letting behind fallen trees, and avenues entirely flooded.

At least 18 rescued animals will be totally safe under these new roofs. Will you help us put safe all 150 animals? Please share our project and consider becoming a permanent donor through GlobalGiving!

See you soon.

Hugs from Colombia!

Spay/neuter Campaign
Spay/neuter Campaign
Spay/neuter Campaign
Spay/neuter Campaign
Part of the team
Part of the team
We are here thanks to Bimbi and Global Giving!
We are here thanks to Bimbi and Global Giving!
Big houses
Big houses
Medium size
Medium size



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Fundacion Rescate para Animales Desamparados (FRAD)

Location: Turbaco, Bolivar - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​​
Fundacion Rescate para Animales Desamparados (FRAD)
Project Leader:
Andrea Morante
Turbaco, Bolivar Colombia

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