Bosnia and Herzegovina
First, I will try to get enough money to support the shelter. Since one Bosnian mark is equivalent to .60 of an American dollar, my goal is to get $10,000 by January 20th 2019, which is equal to 16760 Bosnian marks. I will get all of the legal contracts signed. Then, I will purchase the property that will become my shelter. My goal is to finish this up before the end of April, 2019. A few weeks into June, after renovating the bathroom, and making the area good for cats and dogs, I will then hire some workers. Mid- June, I will finally bring in a few cats. The minimum of cats is four, but for now, the maximum is 10. (This will help both me and the workers get used to the schedule.) Gradually, we will bring in more cats and dogs. Wew! So, yeah, that's my plan. I know it's really ambitious, and it will be hard, but I'm willing to at least try this out.
Every year we look forward to making these edible necklaces for the chimpanzees at the Chimps, Inc sanctuary in Bend, Oregon. We hope to increase our awareness of the problems with wild animals being used by the entertainment industry, drug companies, and being raised in people's homes. It feels good to bring some joy into these chimps lives. The necklaces are made with cherrios, dried fruit (figs, apples, two kinds of dates, raisins) and natural jute string. Before making the necklaces, we learned about the individual chimps at the sanctuary, as well as their distinctive personalities. They each have a sad story of abuse and neglect prior to arriving at Chimps, Inc. Sancturary.
Our project is helping the homeless animals in the shelters. By attending animal shelter events, one can simply ask for donations during the event that can be given to the animal shelter foundation. We also had a school wide drive to collect blankets, pillows, milk bone treats, and dog bowls. By helping with this event, our members helped to "drain the kennel" and attempted to make every animals dream come true (to have a home).
Students ran and organized a bake sale with funds to benefit the Pikes Peak Humane Society. They also assembled birdhouses to be hung in the community.
Students ran a drive for pet food and supplies to donate to a local organization Safe Place for Pets which finds homes for pets of the terminally ill. In addition, students wanted to make sure homeless dogs and cats who were strays were able to get water to drink. They purchased and decorated the large water bowls and donated them to local businesses who agreed to fill them and put them out in front of their businesses.
Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at F.R.I.E.N.D.S. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
We are going to do a fundraiser, to help support new fosters parents, and hand out pamphlets that explain what fostering is, and gives all the information on where to start.
I will write a short article informing the public about the abuse these animals have to endure. Furthermore I will be sharing a poster on social media that briefly states the reasons why someone must not purchase any pets this way and I will include the link to my article for more information.
Holiday Program at All Life Matters Sanctuary. A group of 16 to 18 children will be attending a holiday program at All Life Matters. The adult supervisor will assist the children in following the Roots and Shoots 4-step formula over a period of one week. Children will tour the facilities, be introduced to the various animals, be shown videos of Every Living Thing animal sanctuary in Dar es Salaam as well as Animal Ambulance rescue in Johannesburg. They will interview the various people working at the sanctuary, including the director, Moira. Once fully engaged they will map out the farm, observe areas that require improvement (this will also come from the various interviews on site). Children will decide on a short term remedy to complete during the holiday camp as well as long term ideas to continue supporting the animal haven following the service learning ethos of Roots and Shoots.
To create a wildlife habitat for Carolina Chickadees.