The New Jersey Dog Shelter Project – Part 1
Dogs have been a man’s best friend for thousands of years. They’ve helped humans hunt in the early days of sticks and stones. They sniff out the missing during natural disasters and risk their lives in times of war. They give us a shoulder to cry on when we need it most. No matter where you look, dogs have benefited humans in both the good and bad.
Unfortunately just like humans dogs experience the evil of life. They are stuffed in underfunded shelters, beaten, left to die on the side of the road, and worst of all; they never get the help they need. Some do get lucky and find a home that they feel loved in, but most will die in a cage on a cold concrete floor due to a a lack of funding. Although DoggyCrap is a small company, we are determined to make a big difference.
In this three part series DoggyCrap will bring you along for the ride of helping our local shelter.
The First Steps
We have pondered for days on how to execute this mission. Our office is stationed near Jersey City and Newark, cities that are notorious for gang violence and low income housing. Shelters in this area are filed with abused pit bulls and other “dangerous” breeds. Most of these pets will never find a home simply because they look scary. Worst of all, some will die due to lack of medical assistance.
On April 12th, we will be heading to a local shelter called Liberty Humane Society. Our goal is to gather data to truly understand the biggest obstacle these facilities face. The shelter is relatively small in a beaten down building just off the highway. Armed with cameras and questions to ask the friendly staff, we will document the entire journey and hopefully raise awareness, plus find homes for those furry four-legged creatures.
Before We Go….
We understand that every penny counts, as does every can of food and medical attention, but what will make the biggest difference? DoggyCrap seeks your opinion on how to start our first fund raiser. Do we gather enough money to rescue one severally mistreated animal that would typically be put down? Do we supply food or maybe a cozy bed for every crate? Give us a list of questions we should ask the staff and what we should do once we are there.
What Inspired Us?
YouTube channel called Vet Ranch has recently ranched 1 million subscribers. What is vet ranch? Its a place for veterinarians to share amazing stories of dogs that have been terribly mistreated and later receive proper medical attention and a loving home. Their audience donates what they can to fix as many animals as possible while remaining entertained. Some of these transformations are heartbreaking but there is a problem. Vet Ranch is located in Texas and all shelters deserve the proper funding to help their pets. We are not interested in creating a YouTube channel but to truly make a difference in an animals life. Lets be honest, its just a matter of time before that cute puppy finds a loving home. What about the big dogs? What if one arrives severely beaten or starved? Together we can make a difference.
This was a simple introduction to our mission. Over the next couple days our team will wonder off into the wild and document the struggles that these shelters go through. Furthermore, we will share videos and tons of pictures from the trip. The goal is start a fund raiser and show people what a dollar can change. You wont just get a picture of the animals that you’ve helped, you will get to see a video of it all happening.
Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3!
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