However, at the moment we have run up against a brick wall which seems impossible to cross. Because of the difficult situation in our country, that is deteriorating more and more, the donations have decreased significantly, and the influx of abandoned dogs is increasing. The situation is more than alarming and from this month we have no idea how to proceed. We have been forced to dismiss three of our permanent employees which means that the shelter will have to rely on a figure of three employees taking care for 250 dogs which is far too few for normal functioning, and the volunteers who would daily come to feed the dogs, clean the kennels and do all the necessary jobs during the week cannot come because they work.
Therefore, we have conceived the project 1,000 sponsors for 1,000 paws – asking you for one-off annual support to our shelter, insuring thus normal operation of our shelter, one of six shelters in Croatia that are no-kill shelters which means that the dogs there are not euthanized after the legal deadline of 60 days, but live with us until they find a home or until their natural death.
The project 1,000 sponsors for 1,000 paws has been conceived in the following manner: every citizen, family, company, society, trade, city, district can pay an annual donation of a minimum of 100 kuna and thus help us in caring for our dogs.
According to the amount paid, the sponsors will be:
- bronze – 13 €
- silver– 26 €
- gold – 65 €
- platinum – 200 €
- diamond– 650 €
On our Facebook profile “Azil Prijatelji Čakovec” and web pages www.prijatelji-zivotinja.org we will be publishing the payments and the amounts paid, and our goal is to collect 200,000 kuna in a year so that our shelter may continue working without problems.