A few months ago, I wrote about the heart-warming story of Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary for Your Daily Vegan. Owner Juliana has been on quite a journey, and one thing that is impossible to ignore is her sheer dedication to rescue and care for animals in need. You can view my article about Juliana’s inspiring journey here.
Unfortunately, Colombia is not the safest of places for animals. In the capital city of Bogota alone there can be up to 900,000 street dogs and cats, with government-sponsored organisations that believe killing up to 25,000 animals a week is the answer to managing the problem. Aside from this, bullfighting is still legal, animal abuse is frequent and common, and the government offers no help to animal charities. Opening a vegan animal sanctuary here certainly doesn’t come without its challenges. Juliana aims to educate the people of Colombia on important animal issues, as well as caring for animals in need.
Here’s where you come in…
Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary need to raise $250,000 in order to purchase a place of permanent residence for their 65 sheltered animals. They have found a 10,000 square meter property in Colombia that will provide somewhere safe to care for the animals, and to expand the sanctuary. They plan to open the property to the public so people will be able to interact with the animals, educate people about animal welfare and the benefits of a vegan diet, conduct vegan cookery classes, and run Food Yoga Health and Wellness Retreats.