I can’t believe that the end of the year is almost here! As the holidays are upon us, I can’t help but be in awe of everything that we have accomplished with Eat Love Give thus far, and I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has joined our movement, including our amazing merchants and wonderful customers.
While we have a lot to be thankful for, this month was particularly hard on our neighbors as three massive wildfires blazed through California. As we watched our home state suffer from these horrible disasters, we knew our donation this month had to help give back to those who have suffered; particularly those that have no voice. That’s why our latest donation has been made to The Humane Society of Ventura County.
The Humane Society of Ventura County is a non-profit organization and care shelter dedicated to the protection and adoption of homeless animals throughout Ventura County. Founded in 1932, the Humane Society of Ventura County provides safe refuge for animals in addition to help end animal overpopulation, abuse and neglect. Every year, 6-8 million animals enter shelters, and roughly half of them will be euthanized because of overpopulation. At the Humane Society of Ventura County , they provide a low to no cost spay and neuter clinic for the county, which currently neuters approximately 15-20 animals 5 days a week.
We chose to make our donation specifically to this organization as they are not associated with Humane Society of the United States, and they also do not receive funding from the city, state or federal government. They are only able to provide for the safety, health, welfare, care and protection of all animals within Ventura county with the help of volunteers, financial support through donations, memorials and sponsorships.
With the Woolsey and Hill Fires spreading through the area, The Humane Society of Ventura County took in animals of all kinds from cats, dogs, horses, chickens and even a tortoise. As of this past Tuesday, they still had over 200 evacuee animals in their care in need of assistance (not including the additional 100+ they already had on site). The team and many volunteers worked endless hours as the fires were still burning, rescuing as many animals that were displaced or left behind. Through support from the community, the Humane Society of Ventura County is able to work 24/7 to provide all of the care that these animals need.
To read more about this amazing organization and how you can get involved, visit their site here.
During difficult times like this, it’s great to see the community coming together to help out all types of neighbors, and we are happy to be a part of it. I look forward to continuing to work with this charity in addition to many others, and I hope you do the same.
And remember to always Eat well, Love more, and Give back.
Nelson Nunes, Founder of Eat Love Give &