Dear Those Interested In The Welfare Of Animals,
My name is Courteney Ell, and I am one of the founders and Executive Director of Dogma Life Rescue. We are a non-profit organization currently located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dogma Life started as a personal project to help spread relief to homeless, hungry, abused, forgotten, and at risk animals. After the death of my 18 year old rescued Labrador (and best friend), I was left missing a piece of my soul. I will admit, she had rescued me more than I had rescued her. With the loss ofmy best friend, I never thought I would be able to let another animal into my heart. That was until I heard someone say; “honour her life, with saving and caring for another”. Her place in my heart will never be replaced, but I want to use my heart, her memory, and my passion for the planet to help make the world a better place. I am now using my experiences to stand up and advocate for animals in hopes of giving them a voice in a world where they are often forgotten.
Dogma Life Rescue (DLR) evolved out of my personal hope to do more, be more, and save more animals from needless deaths. DLR began in Cambodia with small goals in mind to help animals in a country where there is a lack of support for animal welfare, an absence of laws in animal protection, and a thriving meat trade that promotes the sale of cats and dogs for food. A day hasn’t gone by that we do not see an animal suffering or hear the cry of a scared or injured soul. Animals are treated as invisible and not worthy here in Cambodia, and it breaks my heart.
My goal is to be able to provide resources including; money, food, medical and cleaning supplies, toys, facility upkeep, and transportation, to help support local animals at risk of suffering from neglect. I am hoping to provide permanent homes for homeless animals and support them through their lives until I am able to find them forever homes with community members that are committed to loving them for the entirety of their lives.
The donations I am seeking will go directly to the care, support, and needs of the animals whether they are homeless, injured, abandoned, or abused. Small donations can go a far way in providing food, basic medical needs, veterinary services, and social support.
I understand that we live in a world where a lot of people are in need. The need for support carries from animals, to people, to communities, to countries. I know that we can not change the world with helping a single animal, but we can change the world for that one animal. So, one by one, and day by day, we will go out and help. We will do what we can to remind animals that the only difference between us and them is our humanity and even when some forget their humanity, ours is there to care and provide a loving home. I believe that we owe it to the world to advocate and fight for those who can not speak for themselves. Help us be the voice in the crowd that says we will no longer accept and stand idle against animal cruelty. DLR is committed to providing a better future for animals with a vision for a world with zero tolerance for animal cruelty. Please help us make that vision become a reality.
If you are able to help with a donation, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. You are helping make a difference. If you can not donate, please consider becoming a voice in your own community by advocating for a better world. We can change things one person and one day at a time. Thank you for your time and consideration, and most of all, thank you for your humanity in caring for animals.
Courteney Ell Lia Osterried
Dogma Life Rescue Dogma Life Rescue Executive Director Marketing Manager
Phnom Penh, Cambodia Phnom Penh, Cambodia