In this last month donations have dramatically decreased, while grant funding requests have been rejected before the virus outbreak hit Greece and other European Member States. Equine welfare is not considered as a priority by Greek private foundations or public administration, so Eurogroup For Animals Organization member Ippothesis never received any state or private subsidies.
As a consequence, Ippothesis is experiencing an incredibly difficult time and started a crowdfunding campaign to receive support during the coronavirus crisis and secure aid for their horses.
The goal is to collect 4.900€ by 28 May 2020 to cover hay expenses and buy a portable shelter to celebrate their fifth birthday at the end of May 2020 at their new home.
Donations come from friends and people willing to help us. During the five years of Ippothesis association’s operation only two companies contributed a one-off donation: a few months ago a food chain brand offered an amount of 300€ and two years ago a businessman paid medical expenses for an amputated foal.
“We need your help to pay our hay expenses for the next four months for equines we saved from abuse and neglect,” the NGO writes on the website of its crowdfunding campaign.
“Adoption is not an option for many in Greece so we keep equines until a family is found to successfully rehome them. A large number of our rescued equines is only suitable to be kept as companion animals and people are not willing to offer them a second chance. Each time an equine finds a family a new abused or neglected one will take its place at our welfare society,” Ippothesis adds among others.
Horses find a new home and a secure life
“If we succeed to raise the amount needed for hay and shelter payment, any additional profit will be invested in future hay purchase, vaccinations, farrier expenses and dental care.”
Registered NGO IPPOTHESIS PANHELLENIC EQUINE WELFARE SOCIETY is completely run by volunteers and totally depends on donations. Every small amount matters, so please support them!
“Every donation matters so as to be able to cover hay expenses for the next four months total cost 2.400€
Also if we collect another 2.500€ we will be able to have for the first time our association’s first stable establishment and thus minimize our monthly expenses.”
Click here to go to their crowdfunding page and make a donation.
Ippothesis website also in English is here.
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