Raising Funds To Feed The Displaced Pets of The Italian Earthquake. 397 likes · 689 talking about this. We are raising money to buy pet food to tak
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When we first moved to Le Marche in 2007, we never thought we would be helping in an earthquake disaster zone. There were 422 animals who lost their homes after the L'Aquila Earthquake in 2009 and they were being cared for by just 6 wonderful volunteers who kept them all fed, watered and cleaned and worked tirelessly round the clock. They had no food and the dogs and cats were fed stale bread roll left over by the local restaurants. We started a collection and raised 150 euros - enough money to by a tonne of pet food, for which the canile were very grateful.
When the 6.2 earthquake struck once again on 24th August 2016 at 3.36am, only 25 miles in a direct line from The Hideaway, we knew immediately this was going to be disaster once again. We set up a Facebook page straight away to raise funds to buy food and medicines urgently needed for the displaced animals and the rescue workers.
We were totally astonished to raise over €5000 in under a week thanks to all our friend and family spreading the word. The power of Facebook working for the good of a terrible situation.
We have just returned from the first delivery of medicine and food and much needed equipment and whilst the devastation was shocking, we met the most amazing people working round the clock. We had some laughs and made some cry with all the kindness from us foreigners!
If we have made the lives of the animals and the workers a little more comfortable today, then we are happy and we will do all we can to keep spreading the word and raise more very much needed funds. Please donate today if you possibly can.