Help sanctuary for abused animals to survive the winter!

For: 4-Legged Friends
Varna, Varna, Bulgaria
Organizer: Andries and Nikoleta
of $4,000 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 168 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

The animals from “4-Legged Friends” sanctuary are in trouble and desperately need our help BEFORE the cold weather arrives!

No donation is too small and every bit helps to save a life.

About "4-Legged Friends": "4-Legged Friends" is a sanctuary for abused animals that was created more than 8 years ago by Vera and her husband Viktor. Through their caring and unselfish love for animals, not only have they saved the animals and given them a chance for happy life, but are also teaching children to love and respect animals and to teach them compassion and mercy through the misfortunes of each one of the animals in the sanctuary.

For the last couple of years the sanctuary has been surviving miraculously through only small private donations and due to the willpower of Vera and Viktor who keep on fighting and refuse to give up on the sanctuary in spite of the misfortunes and difficulties they have to go through daily, mainly due to lack of funds.

Unfortunately, the situation in the sanctuary has gotten really bad in the last couple of weeks because winter arrived earlier than expected, with excess of rain resulting in many leaks and flooding in the barn where the animals are sheltered. And this is not even the real winter yet. A lot of snow and extremely cold weather is expected and the survival of the animals will be almost impossible in these conditions! Besides that, their bank account is completely empty and they have no money left for food or medical care. They need urgent help to buy some materials to at least partially fix the roof and food for the winter.

You can see on the photos and the videos how the animals are living in harmony – they have a goat who is best friends with a couple of dogs, a small piggy is a friend with a dog and a chicken is a friend with a pig. All these animals are receiving a second chance thanks to Vera and Viktor and we really would love to be able to help them and encourage them not to give up.

To check the stories of all the inhabitants of the sanctuary check their Facebook page  -
We promise to keep you updated on how your generous donations are helping the animals!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 15, 2014

Posted on December 15, 2014

Words can not express how thankful we (and the animals) are for all the donations.  It really surpassed any expectations that we had and we are so happy that we passed our initial target of $3000.  To keep the momentum we are raising the target to $4000 so please keep sharing this campaign as much as you can.  Happy holidays to everyone and thank you again for your support.

Posted on December 11, 2014

Posted on December 11, 2014

Thank you SO SO much. It makes us so happy to see that there are people who care for the animals and are ready to help. We appreciate it a lot! I spoke with Vera today and she is speechless - still can't believe that this is happening! Thank you for making her and Viktor's job easier and giving them hope for their cause!

Posted on December 9, 2014

Posted on December 9, 2014

Good news!!

Vera and Viktor managed to at least partially fix the roof, thanks to all of your generous donations!

We´ve also created a post of BoredPanda, which has also helped a lot. Please take a few minutes to read the article here.

The animals are now at least a bit more dry, but there is still a lot of work to be done to keep them dry and warm.

Please share this campaign as often as you can and thank you again for the donations.

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