by L Louise Evans
Ended on December 31st 2015
I am passionate about animals. As the daughter of a Veterinary Surgeon, I spent my childhood among them and developed a deep and sensitive understanding of their needs. I live and breathe them ~ I even paint them (see below), and my aspiration is to establish an iconic yet affordable kennel and cattery to service this fast-growing region, and to provide much-needed quality daycare for dogs. This is not just a job to me…this is an entire way of life.
I have so many exciting plans for this new business…
Other exciting plans…
I will also install a top-of-the-range self-serve dog wash machine that will be available for use to every local resident, regardless of whether their pet is staying. It is cheap to use and so easy to operate.
I want to create a unique dog transport trailer for a weekday pick-up service in town, that looks like a dog kennel with individual pens along each side. Each pen will have two flaps to enable big or small dogs to safely put their head out to enjoy the trip ~ imagine the fine and happy sight they will make going up the high street!
Once we are up and running, i’d also like to implement a program for troubled youth as well as disabled children and adults, whereby they are brought to play with the animals (under proper supervision). This would be of immense benefit to both humans and animals. Naturally, only appropriately socialised animals would be available to the program, and would need their owners’ full support.
Why I need you...
So, my dear people…to enable this dream to come true, I need your help. I only have a certain amount of funds, and cannot access a loan from the Bank until I can get a greater amount of cash together as security.
The Margaret River region is rapidly expanding, and a service such as mine is badly needed to meet the growing needs of visiting tourists as well as local animal owners. I dearly want to meet that need.
You will be able to follow the development of Happy Paws on Facebook, to enjoy posted videos of the guests having a ball, and to see how continuing improvements will be implemented. There is nothing so rewarding than to see see a happy dog or cat, whose needs have been recognised and met.
How will I use the contributions?
As you can see, I am in need of not only the cost of building my facility, but in fitting it out and providing secure and appropriate fencing to all the play areas.
Initially, my goal is to raise $30,000 to kick start my new business brand and mobile services. The second stage, for the entire plan, is a total cost of $450,000. Yikes !!
Whatever help I receive, I will immediately put it toward the purchase of equipment or whatever elements of the building costs it might cover. I will keep a log of donations/offset costs and post them regularly., as well as giving out rewards to my wonderful financial supporters. Thanks a million to each and every one of you !
How else can supporters help?
I would encourage you all to talk to your friends, family and work mates about my dreams and goals, and to urge them to jump on board and either spread the word about Ready Fund Go (and even Happy Paws Hotel) or to donate whatever they feel is appropriate.
Thank you so much, Australia (and to others around the world who send their help). Bless you all ! xxx