Description of your proposed project::
What is the estimated cost of this project?: $10,000
What is the estimated date of completion if this group receives the donation?:
Item 1: October 2020; Item 2: October 2019; Item 3 October 2019
How will completion of this project directly benefit the residents of South Dundas?: Item 1 - Has the potential to completely change the life of one disabled individual within the community. Helping them greatly mitigate the effects of their disabilities and re-integrate in the community.
Item 2 - Provides community members the tools and knowledge needed to improve the lives of their pets and gain a more fulfilling relationship with them. It will also teach the community how to safely interact with unknown animals and reduce the risk of dog bites occurring through a two pronged approach (of owner education and general public education).
Item 3 - Living in a rural environment can be isolating, and there are reports of increased feelings of loneliness which have links to decreased mental health. Events such as these provide an opportunity for community members to participate in additional social events where their pets are also welcome (and encouraged) to participate.
Item 4 - Provides the community an opportunity to get more involved, and to assist endangered/vulnerable demographics, through their pets. Following the successful completion of training, for both volunteer and animal, they would be scheduled to voluntarily perform visits to approved long term care residences.
What do you know about this organization that you wish everyone knew?: