Riley, Leo, Shadow, Ruby & Naj. Five slobber-infested goofballs that have greatly impacted my life and helped to shape my passions. I was studying Veterinary Science before I realized it. Drawing anatomical structures of animals, asking Google questions like "Why do cats purr" and "How do I know if my dog is happy," and observing birds nests for months at a time. I even pushed over a girl at age 6 because she stepped on an ant. TV shows like Animal Cops and Animal Hoarders made my face beat red every time I watched them (which was every morning before middle school). They made me mad because I couldn't do anything about the situations. One time I drew Animal Rights posters in 8th grade, taped them everywhere in town, and the rain next day ruined them all. Throughout my life growing up I volunteered with numerous organizations to help with the care of animals, aided baby turtles in Mazatlan when I was 14, and got a 95% on my oral comp speech about the poor treatment of Sea World Orca whales my senior year. The subtracted 5% was from my speech being too LONG.
Fast forwarding to 2018, after months of research, I found this animal care program in Jamaica that focuses in the rescue and rehabilitation/adoption of dogs. Did I end up paying for the entire program in 4 days? Yes. Do I owe money now? Yes. $800, the goal for this fund, is nowhere near to what I owe. It will help me so much though, and help to pay for my meals in Jamaica as the program only provides breakfast. I am very excited, I leave May 5th for a two-week long trip. Obedience training, vaccinations, finding good homes, taking pups away from bad homes, providing love and affection, getting clothes muddy, and helping to spread the Animal Rights movement is what this program lets me do. It is an absolute honor to have this opportunity, and anything helps you guys.
Thank you so much!