At 23, his dream is to buy land to build his own shelter. Today, in a rented place, he welcomes more than 100 animals. inu
At the head of the Shelter School Project, in São José dos Campos, in the countryside of São Paulo, the young protector Ezra Andrade, 23 years old, has always been in love with animals! His passion began with a training course at the age of 13! Ezra is on the big mission of buying a plot of land for the Shelter Project.inu
In that same period, he found a baby dog run over on the road and thought she was dead. But as soon as he touched the animal, he heard a cry. He took her in his arms and took her home. And since then, he hasn’t stopped with the rescue of abandoned animals and victims of mistreatment.inu
Today, it houses in a rented place more than 100 animals, including cats, dogs and newborns. In addition to the cost of rent, he has many monthly expenses with medicines, surgeries, and treatment of these animals, which are often found in poor conditions! inu.
His dream is to realize the project Abrigo Escola with the purchase of a proper land to build the space for the animals. So far, with the partnership of nutritionist Lara Nesteruk, he has collected 140 thousand reais for the construction of the new headquarters of the Project.
But there is still a long way to go to get the amount he needs for this investment. That’s why we’ve been creating a kitty on VOAA for two months. However, there are only 7 days left to close the campaign and we only got 12% of this amount. But there is still time to change this story, you finally help to buy the land!
Redemptions made with great sacrifices
Since this beautiful mission began, Ezra has faced many financial difficulties. In the beginning, he charged for the dressage service to pay for the treatment of the rescued animals.
But because he was a teenager, he couldn’t always close the partnership, says Ezra. As in the case of the warrior dog.
His first rescue was at 13 years old and never stopped!
Ezra found the animal with his mouth bleeding. He went to several clinics, but none wanted to exchange Warrior treatment for training classes. “It was 18 hours, and I had achieved absolutely nothing. I took a picture of him and posted it on Facebook,” Esdras recalls.
A man called Ezra and said he would bankroll Warrior’s treatment. The puppy was hospitalized, but, to Ezra’s surprise, other people made small donations for the treatment of Warrior. That’s when the idea arose to create a WhatsApp group with people interested in helping abandoned animals: the seed of the Abrigo Escola Project was planted.
The search for a larger and safer space
Of the baby dog rescued with the support of the group, Ezra adopted nine. The dogs were in the backyard of the house that Ezra shared with four other people. Until one day someone left the gate open, and the animals eventually ran away. Ezra was not home at the time but managed to rescue the dogs.
Knowing that he needed a larger and safer space for these and other rescued animals, Ezra ran a crowdfunding campaign. He was able to rent a farm, but three months later he received an eviction order because he could no longer pay the rent. Ezra had to leave the 25 animals that lived in the shelter at friends’ house.
“I had to go back with them all. This time was very difficult. Deep down, I knew [the shelter] could work one day. But many people discredited. I had to do a new campaign. ”
Ezra has rented a new space, where the Shelter School Project currently stands: home to over 100 animals, including cats, dogs and newborns. The address is temporary: Ezra works hard to buy land and build his own space. It already has some of its cost, but it lacks the rest.
Through your Instagram @esdras_protetor , you can follow Ezra’s struggle to keep these animals. It’s a beautiful job that needs your help so much!
Article translated from razoesparaacreditar.com