When you were a kid, did you ever say that you would help defenses children and animals when you grow up? I imagine most of you promised that! By helping this fundraising campaign you will be helping mainly animals, but also entire families and communities.
In Ecuador, the problem of "urban fauna" is so serious that just in Quito alone, its capital, it is estimated that there are more than 400,000 animals in the streets, and this is not the city with the worst statistics. And unfortunately, the government there, as in many cases, doesn't seem to care even though there are dozens of car accident and sanitary issues due to the urban fauna!
Fundación Camino a Casa works on:
♡ Rescuing dogs, cats and other defenseless animals from the streets; therefore, reducing the number of car accidents where in many cases people & animals end up injured or dead.
♡ Helping children and families find their lost pets and by caring for the animals while this happens
♡ Providing temporary and permanent homes for lost, abandoned or homeless animals
♡ Paying for medical attention of injured animals that do not have anyone to care for them
♡ Implementing important sterilization campaigns (Again, in Quito alone: 400,000 street dogs)
♡ Educating people about respecting living creatures and caring for them
♡ Feeding and caring for homeless animals (some who never made it home) ♡ And much more during the last 7 years!! ♡
Please help thousands of defenseless animals and to reduce accidents on the streets in Quito and other parts of Ecuador by collaborating with "FUNDACIÓN CAMINO A CASA."
First of all, we are fundraising with transparency, meaning that you will see that every dollar that you send us will go to paying for vet bills, medicine for the animals, and a future sterilization campaign. We will post photos of the bills paid and all expenses because we know the importance of each dollar you give us. We will be accountable and honor your generosity with responsibility and transparency!
Second, I want you to see the before and after pictures of many dogs rescued by Fundación Camino a Casa so far, so that you can get an idea of the paramount work done by its team and so that you can see all of the animals that have been helped and imagine all those that will be too! And I also encourage you to visit and like their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fundcaminoacasaecuador/?r...
Lastly, I want you to know that Fundación Camino a Casa currently has debt of over $20k with veterinarian clinics and other organizations that have helped them rescue and care for animals, and my goal is, with your help, to raise at least 10k to help cover this!
It may sound crazy, but I think it is doable. especially with your help. In Quito many probably know of someone who lost a pet and found it thanks to the work and help of Fundación Camino a Casa.
I am sure most of you really care and will be happy to help either because you have or have had a pet during your lifetime.
With this fundraising, I also want to honor the memory if my little dog, Floppy, who I adopted in Ecuador in the mid 1990’s to keep her away from the streets. Unfortunately, in Ecuador many puppies end up in the streets or in less than adequate homes!
Please share info about this campaign to help spread the word and donate to support not only the amazing job done at Fundación Camino a Casa but more importantly to help so many defenseless animals and support the upcoming sterilization campaign in September, 2018 that is so important.
Fundación Camino a Casa is a great organization that is run entirely by the work of one of my high school best friends, her sister, and many generous volunteers. This is an organization that has been legally constituted since 2011 in Quito and that has gained the respect of the community for its dedication and hard work!
Unlike many organizations in the U.S. and other parts of the world, Fundación Camino a Casa in Ecuador does not have private support or the support of the government, and the people who work/volunteer there do not receive any type of salary or compensation. Actually, these volunteers work there after they have finished their regular jobs and use money out of their own pockets to sustain their efforts!
Below is more information about Fundación Camino a Casa!
Thank you so much! Mil Gracias
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MORE ABOUT FUNDACION CAMINO A CASA:
We have a heart ♡, but we lack resources!
We are the Camino a Fundación Camino a Casa, an entity that has been legally constituted since 2011 in Quito, Ecuador, which works tirelessly for animal welfare in this country.
Every day, we can see the eyes of the most innocent beings, the most forgotten and vulnerable, and we reaffirm ourselves in our desire to do for them everything that our abilities, resources and our will allow.
In Ecuador, the problem of "urban fauna" is so serious that just in Quito alone, its capital, it is estimated that there are more than 400,000 animals in the streets, and this is not the city with the worst statistics. With our limited resources, we help an average of 50 animals a month, many of them run over, abandoned, poisoned or in imminent danger. At least half of them require trauma surgery and that has become an excessively high expense for us. We work with a private clinic that helps us with better prices, discounts and credits, but even with this help it is often very difficult to cover everything. We currently have a huge debt that we want to pay to continue offering our help to these animals and educating the people in this country. One of the problems is that we live in a developing country where there are no laws that defend the rights of animals, and there are no punishments for those who mistreat them and no education to start changing old and cruel ways!
Unfortunately, donations are not tax deductible, but we fight every day against a system that does not consider animals' lives and rights; we fight every day against the lack of empathy, humanity, sensitivity... we see the human evil reflected in terrible acts committed against defenseless animals, but at the same time we are fighting to offer help to every little animal that comes to our hands by doing everything that is possible and by offering them a second chance.
In these seven years of work, we have become the organization with the largest number of animals rescued in Ecuador, and we work without a shelter. We are interested in locating our rescued dogs in good homes right away so that they know the beautiful side of life and can be happy, living with people who love them, take care of them and fill their hearts with good memories. Nothing fulfills us more than seeing the "before and after" photos and knowing that we were able to change so many lives.
We receive more than 50 requests for help a day, and unfortunately we cannot attend to all. We work with canine lodgings that also help us with preferential prices and credit.
We have also conducted a weekly feeding tour that has benefited more than 500 animals. They live in their own homes, but their families cannot cover their basic needs. We need three thousand kilos of dog food every month. On average, some of these families have up to 20 animals at home.
We have carried out 13 mass sterilization campaigns in different sectors. Campaign number 14 will be this upcoming September 9 and 10 in one of the most neglected neighborhoods in the south of the city. Our goal is to sterilize 200 animals in a weekend, and for that we need to raise three thousand dollars soon because only for this time will each surgery cost us 15 dollars; it usually costs us $20, and they are done with inhaled anesthesia and the best drug protocol available.
We have flea markets, bingo, raffles, and other events to raise money, and although many people support us for the transparency with which we work, the number of animals under our care is very high, and that makes us never able to pay off the debt with the veterinary clinics that we work with since it goes up every day. That is why we are looking for donors abroad!
We still have a lot to do, and to continue with our massive sterilization campaigns, rescues, etc. we would love to have your help, whatever it may be.
If it is in your hands to help our small organization, let us know. Any collaboration is extremely important.
Thank you for taking the time to read this request for help. We are including some photos here so that the reality we live is better understood.
María Cristina Calderón
Fundación Camino a Casa Founder
Verónica Calderón & Nadin Novoa & Daisy Novoa