There is a ray of light that shines on the streets of Venezuela, even on the rainy days, and it is powered by our monthly supporters. Through their contributions, we sponsor meals for homeless animals.
“Thank you. May God bless you,” 27-year-old animal rescuer Carolina Franco said receiving our latest donation.
3 years ago, Carolina began a fledgling rescue group called Patitas Guau Guau (translates to Little Legs – Bark, Bark). She is among many volunteers, trying to fly under-the-radar, with the mission of tending to the street animals.
“We make feeding patrols every day as long as we have the food,” Carolina explains. “We feed approximately 80 dogs and 25 cats each day and could do more with more help. We have cured sickness, treated emergencies, and rescued many animals. We do not have a shelter so we go out to the streets to feed and save as many as we can.”
For most of us, the Covid 19 pandemic has created new forms of hardship, but in Venezuela, it amplified long-standing poverty, hyper-inflation, food shortages and frequent loss of electricity and clean drinking water.
We are firmly committed to helping. The cost of kibble is high, but we are doing what we can to provide a steady supply each month. We are immensely grateful to all of you who are helping us on this mission.