US$2,480.00raised of $150,000.00 goal
Animal shelter "Beloved Stray" in Ukraine is screaming for your help!
!!! April 4, 2022. Important update:
Due to the invasion of our country situation with stray animals got even more extreme. Currently Tania (shelter owner) is rescuing dogs and cats who were left in active war zones either by their owners or EVEN by other shelters owners.. Since the beginning of war she sheltered over 150 animals, currently she has approximately 400 dogs, 70 cats and 6 goats.
Tania is still working ALONE, I can't even imagine the volume of work that she handles. All I can do is manage fundraising campaign and hope that it will work and raise enough money, so Tania could hire people to work in shelter, so she can have at least a bit of time off for her own sake. You can't even imagine her current mental state.. She is most definitely the strongest person I know, who dedicated last 16 years of her life (!!!) to rescue and shelter animals, but she is still human being and all humans have limits, even the strongest MUST rest sometimes.
Help me to promote this fundraiser, I'll be honest with you, it's not going well enough, we highly appreciate every donation, but it's tightly enough to even feed all the animals, almost 500 animals. We need to hire at least 2 workers, we need to organize them a place to sleep, eat, take a shower - it is necessary because shelter locates 40km away from the city, and it's impossible to go there to work every day. And currently in shelter there is NO accommodation like that AT ALL. We are trying to find people who will agree to stay there and help to take care of the shelter, we need to pay them salary, and to make them place to live. Tania already found 4 wagon containers that could be used as a place to stay, cost is approximately 2400 USD for all 4 + delivery and installation, it's a pretty good deal, but we don't have this money!
Please note!!! 1 animal food cost PER MONTH is 24 USD - !!! (Owner of 1 pet would never be able to spend this little money per month for their dog, cat or other animal friend).
Now let's multiply 24 USD by at least 476 animals = 11426 USD per month - do you think we raise that much money? No, we don't. And it's ONLY FOOD.
A lot of animals came in sick. Currently Tania has new sick puppies and
dog that needs a surgery. Medical treatments and medicine are expensive
even with all the discounts.
For those who wants to help in a form of food - please try to understand that if you are sending let's say 3-5 tonnes of dog/cat food from Europe (nobody will deliver less) - someone need to deliver it to the border, pick it up at the border and bring in through the half of Ukraine to Dnipro, pay for transport and gas. We already lost food aid like that and it was really really painful and frustrating. If you can organize the whole way up to the shelter - you are welcome to do so and thank you so much for that, but if not, please don't turn away and just donate money - we have where to get food in Dnipro, thank God our region is least affected, we still have some "missile guests" but not as bad compared to other regions.
If you care for animals, read this CAREfully, make calculations and understand the scale of need. Guys, 16 years of Tania's life, no days off, no weekends, no rest. While we were living our lives, going to vacations, celebrating holidays, building relationships, just simply wasting time by spending hours on Instagram and Facebook - she was saving lives, every single day, alone. Let's help her, please. Let's take care of those animals together, so Tania can finally have some time to build her life. On top of everything this war makes it even more difficult, frustrating and depressing for her.
Hear me out, people.. all I can do is this, I can't be there for her now, because I had to leave the country, but I can do this. Please help me to raise money!
Note that GoGetFunding takes commission, if you'd like to avoid it you can donate directly to PayPal - [email protected] - this is our new Ukrainian PayPal, only account holders from countries where it's allowed to use "friends and family" option can donate there, those who can't donate to that account (for example accounts from Israel) - our old PayPal is still active and used as a backup, you can donate there - PayPal.me/belovedstray
Thank you all who understands and helps, thank you for every donation, every dollar is a huge help!!! Please share this cause, follow us on social media, also if you can help with promotion - please let me know!! I'm not a professional advertiser I'm just a friend of Tania who knows English and knows basics of social media, but as you can see I'm not good enough to promote our pages:
If you can help with promoting, you can contact me through these links or at +380977738164 - in any messenger.
Thank you endlessly !!!
A bit of history: 15 years ago woman with a very big heart named Tatiana started animal shelter, without knowing that it will completely take over her life.
All by herself, with only her income as a seamstress she started a shelter in the village that is over 40km (25miles) away from the city, without even having a car she was going there every single day back and forth, sometimes with several animals.
She bought an extremely old house on a piece of land, there was no electricity, no water, no heat, something just to have where to put animals she saved.
Only 2 years ago she started social media profiles to get help with raising money for food and medicine, because it got impossible to pay for everything alone. Currently she has about 250 animals: dogs, cats and goats, starting from 1 month old puppies until 15 year old dog.
Last year she managed to get water from the underground water sour !! Before she used to bring water in huge bottles from the village 12km (7miles) away.
Also last year she managed to buy a car that was made in 1984, it broke twice within the last month, but Tatiana is endlessly grateful for this car because its better than nothing.
In our 3rd world country, animal welfare and rights are gray area, so "people" do whatever they want with stray animals, from abusing (hitting, breaking limbs, tails) to poisoning or killing whatever ways they come up with..."people" keep throwing animals on the streets, it's extremely common to find a bag or box of puppies or kittens somewhere in the forest or just next to the highway..If someone hits animal with a car 99% won't even stop. Many times Tatiana picked up animals who were hit by a car and she put them back on their paws. Honestly, it's an endless list of horrifying things that I can go on with forever, the point is that Humans like Tatiana protect those who are in need, stand up against evil no matter what. But we really need help from the rest of the planet.
Please World help us make this shelter into a good place where animals will be warm during winter and have safe, clean place to be, have separate walking territories, because not all dogs can be together. We need a separate place to quarantine animals. Last year they had a dog plague in shelter - nearly 200 dogs had plague because one came in sick. All help that Tatiana gets from Ukrainian donors is tightly enough to feed everyone, not to mention that she consistently has new animals who are in need of vet, medicine, treatments and sometimes expensive surgeries.
Tatiana does her best, but no matter how superhuman you are, you can not do EVERYTHING alone.
I met Tatiana 2 months ago and all she asked is to help understand how social media advertising works to be heard at least in other cities, because winter is coming, since last winter amount of animals tremendously grew and there are simply not enough dog houses for all to get through this winter. I said that I will help her get the funds she need to support everyone.
When I first walked into the shelter I felt happy and at the same time horrified, I've never had so many dogs jump on me at once, it's indescribable amount of love but the conditions are truly bad, and I'm really hoping that you will find a place in your heart for us, we will be grateful forever!
Please look at pictures and videos to see what is going on somewhere on this planet we share. You can also check out her instargram: @priyut_lyubimaia_dvorniaga
It's not a coincidence that you ran into this post.. YOU CAN help save lives, please don't pass on this opportunity! ANY HELP will be highly appreciated!
Together we can build a safe and loving environment for all animals in need, not just cold wooden cages, but actual buildings, where animals will be warm and have walking territories, playground, clean space, food and water.
I believe that with the right amount of funds, approximately $150,000 we will be able to rebuild the old house, build better spaces for the animals, food, vet and medical supplies, hire people to help clean the territory and get some basic utilities such as electricity and heating to improve their living space.
Once we improve those conditions the shelter will be more engaging for people who want to adopt and volunteers!
Help us save and provide for hundreds of animals!
"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one, I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one"
Thank you so much for all your help!
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