If someone had told me two months ago that in less than 20 days we would raise $5,000 for our animals, I would have said: you are crazy! Even now it still seems unbelievable, but I'm happy to announce to all of you that our project has raised $6,278, which means almost 300 days of fully secured food, WOW! Just two words: THANK YOU.
Last April 19 FRAD turned 16 years rescuing abandoned animals in Cartagena, Colombia. I can tell you the work has been definitely hard, but the reward of saving lives, is, as you can imagine, beyond imagination! In these years we have rescued, recovered and given in adoption more than 2,000 dogs and cats, we have spayed and neutered more than 3,000 and we have helped over 6,000 in some way or another.
In this first report, I want you to meet Hope, a three years old dog who was hit by a car in Cartagena in 2012. No one really seemed to care. People just walked beside her and did nothing to help her. She suffered a severe infection throughout all the body, losing like 90% of all her hair. Fortunately, one of our volunteers could pick her up until she reached FRAD to recover. Today, her hair has grown, although not all over her body, but I can tell you she is fully healthy and has given free rein to her personality! Look her recovery at the end of this report.
The animals we rescue have stories just like this one, but we are very happy every time we help them and change their lives forever!
I'm quite sure that if any of our animals could use a computer, it would have taken it from me to thank each one of you! That’s ok, they, and all FRAD team, say THANK YOU so much for your tremendous support!
Always remember, we all have different interests, jobs, friends and family. They only have you.
In April we met our goal of securing a permanent spot in Global Giving. We are hopefully that this will translate in an ongoing flow of funding. We also expect animal lovers and potential supporters from around the world to learn about our activities in Cartagena.
At the time of this report we are waiting to receive the amounts raised in April from Global Giving. We expect to invest them in food and supplies for our 120 dogs, cats, turtles and donkeys. We will share with you details on how the monies raised were invested in upcoming reports.
Hopefully, very soon we will reach our goal of $7000, and for 1 year 120 rescued animals won’t have to worry about food. We could then focus in rescuing more animals. Please keep helping us by spreading the word about FRAD and consider becoming a permanent donor through Global Giving. See you next month!
Big hug from Colombia!