K-9 Angels co-founder Victoria Eisermann will climb Mount Kilimanjaro this September to raise much needed funds for the K-9 Angels spay programme! If the fundraiser raises £5000, donors will help prevent over 20 million lives of needless pain and suffering.
“Now I’m no athlete that’s for sure! Just watch me in Total Wipeout! Oh yes, you will laugh your head off!”
“I have a slipped disc, too, but I WILL climb this mountain no matter what as I’m determined to help as many dogs as possible! My target is to raise a minimum of £5000 but I’m hoping we can raise much more as this trip is totally self-funded.”
“Just one non-spayed female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce up to 67,000 puppies in only six years.”
“It costs just 20 Euros (around £16.60) to spay one female, and to me that’s incredible to think this would potentially save thousands of unwanted pups being born. If we raise £5000, that’s 300 females which will directly prevent around 20,100,000 (yes! you read it correctly over twenty million) lives of needless suffering and pain in 6 years!”
“The K-9 Angels team work so hard all year around rescuing and rehoming dogs in desperate situations from a life of misery. The enormity of the task can be overwhelming.”
“They say prevention is better than cure so all the monies raised from this climb will be used to spay and neuter as many dogs as we can. We will of course keep you updated on how many dogs have been helped with this programme so you know how your donation is being spent and how many dogs lives you have helped prevent being born in to a life of misery and unnecessary suffering.”
Why is spaying (and neutering) so important?
“The single most important thing that we can do to save these poor dogs from all the suffering and death that their overpopulation causes is to spay and neuter them. Spaying and neutering are routine, affordable surgeries that can prevent thousands of animals from being born, only to suffer and struggle to survive on the streets, be abused by cruel or neglectful people, or be euthanized in animal shelters for lack of a loving home.”
“It is also estimated that there are over 100,000 homeless dogs in the UK, 2 million stray dogs in Bucharest, Romania, 6,000 in Cyprus. These are just a few of the countries the K-9 Angels work in.”
“We will keep you updated daily on my progress with pictures and videos.”
“On behalf of the K-9 Angels and the team thank you so very much for your support!”