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Project Santa Paws

$5,585 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 1 month
Will you be their Santa Paws and help the amazing pups at Pawsitive Rescue eat 2 meals a day during the cold winter months?

My name is Sarah Jones (Christiansen) and I am an animal loving Virginian currently volunteering at Pawsitive Rescue , an NGO shelter in Yerevan, Armenia, until I return back home to the US in the spring of 2019. I arrived in Armenia earlier this year and saw the heartbreaking situation regarding stray animals and the serious lack of shelters/support. I knew I had to do something and since I cannot take them in myself, I am helping those that do by volunteering at Pawsitive Rescue. In addition to helping at the shelter though, I still have an ache in my heart and the need/desire to do more for these wonderfully loving dogs.

So...TAH-DAH! I created a holiday season GoFundMe campaign to help raise money and assist the shelter in their dream (and the dog's dreams too) to be able to provide 2 meals a day, instead of just one, to all 127 dogs during the cold winter months. I am also reaching out to pet related companies and services, such as the Loudoun Pet Sitting Company  to help me reach as many pet lovers as and any back home and spread the word as far as it can go that these pups need your help!

A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY!
$5 feeds one dog for 5 days,
$15 feeds one dog for 2 weeks, and an awesome 
$30 feeds one dog for 1 whole month!

So, let's make a deal! You donate to help provide the 2 meals/day during the winter months and I will be here, at the shelter, on Poo Patrol to pick it up!

Also, Donations make GREAT holiday gifts. Do it in someone's name, in a pet's name, for that animal loving coworker/boss/friend....or do it for yourself, because you deserve a little something too ;)

AND please help the pups by sharing info about the Project Santa Paws GoFundMe. By sharing, you also help spread the word that YES these pups are available for adoption IN THE US and could help lead them to their new forever home!

ABOUT PAWSITIVE RESCUE
Pawsitive Rescue Armenia is a registered Non-Governmental Organization based in Yerevan, Armenia that provides shelter, medical assistance and care for abandoned or homeless dogs/cats. It currently fosters 127 rescued dogs in its volunteer-run shelter.

The NGO was created in 2014 to rescue animals from the streets of Armenia, provide medical assistance, sterilize every dog to reduce overpopulation of stray dogs and find them shelter through pet adoption. Pawsitive Rescue has helped many dogs find a loving home in North America and has sterilized over 400 dogs to try and reduce the stray dog issue. It has literally saved the lives of hundreds of dogs from across Armenia by providing medial care and homes for injusted and abandoned dogs.

They are a non-profit organization who is run exclusively by volunteers. All of its funding and operation costs are through donations and charity.

SARAH! WHY THE HECK ARE YOU IN ARMENIA UNTIL SPRING?:
Good question. I live in Purcellville, Virginia with my husband, daughter, dog (Gritz) and cat (Sir Kingsley). I had a petsitting/dog walking business that I ran and operated there until my husbands' work needed him to move to Armenia for a project for 1 year. So, I sold the business, we rented the farm, my dad is watching our dog, the cat stayed with the farm, and here we are. 

Thank you VERY MUCH for your time and donation.

Sarah Jones

Email - projectsantapaws@gmail.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/Project-Santa-Paws-753950218281645 
Instagram - @projectsantapaws
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Video of one loving pup, one determined fundraiser, and a view of some of the kennels and the work that is being done. Please share the video in anyway possible.

Thank you,
Sarah Jones
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Project Santa Paws reached $5,000 in donations & was mentioned on national TV this week. We have reached almost 1/3 of our goal. Please feel free to share either the video clip (it is in Armenian) or the images attached to help gain more support and donations and get these dogs fed through the rest of winter. Thank you for your amazing support! The pups, the shelter and I greatly appreciate it!
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The first fruits of the donations are here! A special room has been cleaned out to store the dry food and they pups are enjoying every bite of it. THANK YOU DONORS FOR YOU SUPPORT! Artyr was feeding them so fast I could barely keep up to take pictures :)

Please do share and help the shelter continue feeding the dogs through the rest of winter as well.

Thank You & Happy Holidays!
Sarah Jones
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A big thank you to EVERYONE who has made a donation to Project Santa Paws. The campaign has reached 25% of it's goal, which means all 127 dogs at the Pawsitive Rescue shelter have their 1 month of winter covered to eat 2 meals day and that is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! A payment of $2,183 is being sent to the shelter via paypal as we speak.

While this news brings me happy tears of joy, there is still more campaigning to do to make Project Santa Paws a success and 3 more months of winter to go!

If you can, it would be helpful to share info about Project Santa Paws, the article in the local paper back home (link is below), and consider additional donations as a holiday gift.

Happy Holidays & Thank You!
Sarah Jones
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