Sanctuary Hostel and Animal Rescue is an innovative 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to reduce stray animals on the streets. We achieve our mission by combining an Animal Rescue with: *Eco-Hostel, to raise awareness of the problem and financially support the nonprofit *Community Garden, to have a shared space that can provide for the community *Education Program, to provide free classes on animal communication, training, and sustainability Our founder has purchased the plot of land in Rosarito for our pilot location, and we have just completed the architecture designs for our facility. Your donation will help us acquire permits and set the date for when we can break ground to build the shelter, hostel, and garden. The Problem: Roughly 70% of Mexico’s 18 million dogs are abandoned and become strays, making it the worst country for pet abandonment in Latin America. Animals are treated more like property than pets, and they are often mistreated whether living in a home or on the street. Most attempts to rescue animals often act only as a Band-Aid, not addressing the root of this problem. Additionally, many animal rescue operations close due to a lack of long-term ongoing donations, returning animals back onto the street. Our Solution: Our innovative solution is to tackle the stray animal problem at the source. We will do this by: 1. Encouraging animal compassion in young kids and surrounding communities, to prevent animal abuse and shift the culture to see animals as beings deserving of our help and love 2, Training people to better communicate with animals for a happier co-existence, to prevent animal abandonment 3. Setting up an environmentally friendly hostel and community garden to help fund the rescue, provide positive exposure for animals and people, facilitate adoptions, and offer free educational classes.
501c3 helping 12M+ stray dogs in MX, by teaching kids to love animals and educating the community to be responsible pet parents