Domestic dogs are not wild animals, but a homeless dog population in South Florida is garnering mixed reactions. To some, it is a normal sight. To others, it is making living in the area almost unbearable. Even other states are getting involved to rescue these dogs as there is not enough local support. Dogs are being dumped daily, and the problem is only getting worse despite opposing claims. While animal services says that stray dog calls have gone down over the past few years and it is no more of a problem than anywhere else in the United States, this information is not in line with the numbers. Redlands Rock Pit Abandoned Dog Project says that they feed over one hundred dogs a day around the area and are finding new dumped dogs weekly if not daily. (redlandrockpit.org)
Illegal dumping of all kinds is occurring. Everyone becomes threatened by humans who dump their belongings with a disregard to the life it disrupts and the planet it is harming. The dogs and the garbage go hand in hand with this issue that touches all aspects of human life. Our environment, our culture and society, everything becomes threatened where there is such a negligence towards life and our home planet.
LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
"When you think about dogs living in the wild, you think of wild dogs. These are not wild dogs, they’re dogs living in a wild situation"
— Rick Chaboudy, Suncoast Animal League
Quote Source Article by Natalia Lima
This project aims to address the homeless dog population in the United States starting in South Florida. It is our goal to combat this problem through visual media. Dogs who have suffered unfathomable abuse and are left out on the busy streets to fend for themselves. They are starving, sick, injured, and many die or are killed before they can be saved. This Kickstarter will help in part to fund a full length documentary that will explore not only the problem, but the solutions. And it won't stop there! The documentary is only the beginning, so we need your help to get this started!
For every dog that is rescued another one, two, three dogs takes its place on the streets.
So called "dumping grounds" exist across the United States- What will it take to change this?
Where Does Your Money Go?
The funds will help cover costs for the trip to South Florida to film, equipment rentals, marketing, and promotional materials. Your money will go directly into these costs associated with creating the film. We will use the money only for necessities. I have made two potential budgets, and both estimate costs to be between $8000 and $10000- whoa. Our Kickstarter goal is $5500.
I want to be able to donate to help these homeless dogs as well, so 10% of the amount raised will be donated to Redlands Rock Pit Abandoned Dog Project if our goal is reached. This would mean over $500!
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