With the holiday season upon us, we can’t help but reflect on the past year. In 2021, CARF had many successes but many difficulties as well. So far it’s been a year of amazing highs but also some devastating lows. We were able to successfully rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome over 50 dogs. But due to the pandemic, we also saw a drop in donations and volunteers. Our important work would not be possible without the amazing support from our loyal supporters, volunteers, foster families, adopters, and social media friends. They say it takes a village, and that has never been more true.
As you decide on your year-end charitable contributions, we hope that you will consider continuing to support our mission. YOU make all the difference for the once abandoned and neglected dogs in our care! Here are 5 ways to support CARF this holiday season.
1. Donate Money
Every dollar/euro/guilder raised helps us to continue to rescue and look after dogs in need.
- MCB: 21199501. Address: Beshiweg #1 (SWIFT/BIC Code = MCBKCWCU)
- Banco di Caribe: 301647 500 001 100 01. Address: Beshiweg #1 (SWIFT/BIC Code = BDCCCWCU)
- PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tikkie: available to anyone with a bank account in the Netherlands.
- We also have Dutch, U.S., and Canadian bank accounts, please contact email@example.com.
2. Donate Items
- Dog food
- Paper kitchen towels
- Dishwashing liquid
- Clorox bleach
- Trash bags medium
- Trash bags large
- Creolina disinfectant
- Towels/blankets (2nd hand)
All items can be dropped off at Claus Clinic, Anasaweg 7 in Dominguito (nearby Vreugdenhil.) Claus Clinic is open Mondays till Fridays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. On Saturdays, Claus Clinic is open from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
3. Foster a Dog
Foster homes are at the heart of our ability to save lives. With a commitment of just a few weeks, you can rescue a homeless dog and help it become a well-loved companion. Temporary foster care gives our rescues a second chance at life. There are always dogs at CARF who need foster care. We provide food, toys, collars, leashes, medical care, and support.
Ready to welcome a foster dog? Email us to get started! We are looking for foster homes in Canada, the USA, and The Netherlands.
4. Adopt a Dog
When you adopt a CARFIE, you’re saving a life. Plus, you are helping to make space for another dog in need! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about our adoptable dogs or our adoption process.
5. Virtually Adopt a Dog
Can’t adopt? Not able to foster? Too busy to volunteer? Our Virtual Adoption Program allows you to adopt a dog “on paper” for an amount of ƒ100,- / €50,- / USD60,- / CAD70,- a month. This covers the cost of food, veterinary care, and monthly tick, flea, and heartworm preventative. With your help, they can continue to enjoy a carefree life until they find their forever family! We also take care of several dogs who are unlikely to get adopted, because of chronic disease, old age, or extreme fearfulness ― they would love your support.
+ Holiday Gift Idea!
A symbolic adoption makes a great present for the dog lovers on your gift list! You will receive a digital certificate of adoption with the name and picture of your dog of choice, as well as your own name or the name of the person you gift it to. For more info, read ‘Holiday Gift Idea for Dog Lovers | Virtually Adopt a Dog from Curaçao’.
Support CARF this Holiday Season
On behalf of our CARFIES, we wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a healthy year ahead. And for those of you who will support CARF this Holiday Season; thank you! Dank je wel! Masha danki! ¡Muchas gracias!