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!
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!
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 R.O.A.R. team
Dear R.O.A.R. Supporters,
With January already mostly past, we at the R.O.A.R. Fund have been reflecting on 2012 and all of the ways we are grateful for your support. If you’ve been thinking back over the past year as well, remember all that you’ve done to support the R.O.A.R. Fund and add these accomplishments to your list:
Because of your continued support:
Thank you for all that you’ve done through your contributions in 2012! Here’s to a 2013 full of continued great work from our R.O.A.R. partners and many more happy and healthy animals.
Dear R.O.A.R. Fund supporters,
Thank you for your continued generosity! Thanks to donations from people like you, our partners – leading animal organizations – are making the world a better place for animals.
We just completed a two-month-long matching campaign with this year’s R.O.A.R. partners: American Humane Association, Earthwatch Institute, EQUUS Foundation, the Jane Goodall Institute, National Wildlife Federation, Petfinder Foundation, and Villalobos Rescue Center. Throughout September and October 2012, those seven organizations raised more than $165,000 dollars, $120,000 of which was generously matched by Animal Planet!
In all, more than 1,000 donors helped these organizations continue their programs, ranging from working with pandas in the Sichuan province of China to rescuing and rehabilitating pit bulls in the New Orleans area. In case you weren’t following the excitement, you can see the results of the matching campaign here: http://www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/roar-2012/.
We’re very grateful to work with such a great group of partners, but none of us could accomplish all we’re able to without the support of donors like you. We hope you enjoy the holidays, and we’ll be back in touch in the New Year to provide more updates on what our R.O.A.R. partners are doing.
Kind regards, The R.O.A.R. Fund
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