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We just came back from Laura's shelter, she doesn't have any dog food left, she begs us to help her feed her dogs!
Made aware of Laura's situation by her repeated SOS to get dog food, we went to the shelter on April 11th.
We promised Laura to help her by launching this food collection.
All her calls for help have failed so far, which is why she relies on us, we are her last hope.
We will bring the collected food at the shelter ourselves.
Following Laura's calls for help, reporting that she was almost out of kibble, we went to the shelter on April 11th.
On the spot, we found 6kg of kibble, along with a few cans, a very small amount for the 30 dogs hosted at the shelter...
For weeks, Laura has been calling for help on social networks: the economic difficulties are such that she is not sure she will be able to continue her actions at the shelter!
However, after weeks at this rate, Laura received only a few marginal donations... Every day, she buys small amounts of food to cover the dogs' needs, wondering how she will do the next day...
To date, Laura uses her salary to pay most of the shelter's costs: food, water (the shelter does not have running water), de-worming, and mileage charges are constant and incompressible charges.
But Laura also pays foster families for 15 other dogs: too weak, they cannot live safely in the shelter. All in all, that makes very significant costs, which she can no longer afford alone....
Isolated in the mountains, and only accessible by small dirt roads, the shelter suffers greatly from this location. Laura has no volunteers to help her and has to take care of everything at the shelter.
With a sloping ground, and no running water, the daily actions are a real marathon for her, which must bring up to 1 ton of water per week in the summer months!
Between her work, her family and this harassing workload, Laura doesn't have a minute to solicit sponsors or collect food outside of social networks...
We can come into action, we have already booked a truck and pallets, but we have to pay it before April 15th.
If the collection fails, we will not be able to pay, the departure of the truck will be cancelled and none of the collected kibbles will be delivered...
If the collection fails, we will refund all donors.
A recent study from the Spanish Nature Protection Service (Seprona) reported 10,920 offences related to injuries to domestic animals in 2018 alone.... An alarming figure which, however, is far from representing all animal abuse in the country, which most of the time goes unpunished.
Commonly used for hunting, dogs are at the centre of these abuses: beaten and barely fed, hunting dogs are thrown into the street at the slightest sign of weakness. Exhausted and abused, dogs are often too weak to survive alone in the wild.
Across Spain, several shelters exist and are struggling to offer a second chance to these dogs rejected by others...
Laura has devoted a large part of her life to the protection of abandoned animals for many years. If she fully accepts this choice, she is now confronted with the difficulty of combining everything, and is having difficulty living the current situation:
"For me, taking care of the shelter is a wonderful thing, I have been spending a lot of time there for a long time... For food, I live from day to day.... I don't want to leave them without food, because I know there would be fights.... It's overwhelming to live like this, with the stress that they may not have anything to eat one day."
If the collection succeeds, the 2880 kg of dog food will be used to feed Laura's dogs at the shelter.
- Animal Webaction has been helping more than 833 animal welfare associations over the past 5 years, with more than 1,967 deliveries in 8 countries (see photos).
- We make sure to contact each partner association, inquire to ensure its reliability and always ask for supporting documents.
- Our partner associations only receive physical products, which means we never send money. When you offer 10kg of food, we deliver 10kg of food to the association.
- We also deal with transportation ourselves, and make sure all the products collected are properly brought where the association needs them to be, so a quick delivery is guaranteed.
- We will notify you by email as soon as the product bought thanks to your donation has been delivered.
- We will ask the association to take pictures of the food received, and will send you these pictures.
- If you change your mind, we will refund your donation upon request, without charge or proof of any kind.
- If unfortunately the collection fails, we will not deliver anything, we will refund you the full amount of your donation.
When associations register on our platform, we always inspect their legal status : according to the law, all our partner associations are legally registered in their home country.
Our team ensures communication with the beneficiary association before each collection.
It allows us to check the truthfulness of the association's request for the animal.
We communicate a lot with the associations during our interviews, but we are not looking to exaggerate the current situation: only facts are presented.
Only products (blankets, food...) are collected, we never send money. All collected products are directly and only sent to help animals: no misappropriation possible
We entirely take care of the transportation of the collected products to the association taking care of the assisted animal. So, we follow the goods in real time, and we ensure its good reception at destination.
We are committed to publishing pictures of each delivery made once the goods have been received.
You will be able to see by youself the good reception of your donations where the animal is located, and how the association is using it.
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If the collection fails, we will systematically refund all of your donations.
Even if a collection is not completed, we can always proceed to a refund of all the donations you made. Just ask us ; these refunds are not charged.*
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