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Animal Rescue and Rehab Organisation

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My name is Juanita Aitkenhead it’s my birthday on 16 July 2019.

Most women at this age hide it, but I kinda must spill the beans to get my funding platform on the go.

I would like to collect R100 for every year that I have celebrated surviving playing in a crocodile-infested river when I was young, being a teenager in the 80s, and a young adult in the 90s: My goal is to get R4800. Thank goodness Im still so young, or we will have had to add to the budget ????

I am the founder of animal rescue and rehab organization also known as ARRO.

My dream is to own a game farm, read books, drink copious amounts of red wine with my friends.

I researched for a solution save women from getting old and drinking too much red wine but found that to not actually be a problem, so instead decided to focus my energy on finding a solution to reduce the pain and suffering of abandoned, abused and neglected animals.

I realized that we NEED TO FOCUS ON THE carers of animal shelters. To do this I knew I had to surround myself with PROFESSIONALS who are younger than me. No just kidding, better than I am.

They say you can only grow if you surround yourself with PROFESSIONALS, so I decided to do just that.

These PROFESSIONALS helped me to develop an animal shelter model that is brilliant beyond words...

and will change the way animal shelters are built in the future: we will take poop-scooping, fundraising, and the future of animal shelters to a new level in animal welfare, I promise you...

giving the CARING CHAMPIONS more time to do what matters for their animal shelters and the animals that they rescue.

The first of its kind will be built just outside Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA, and we hope to repeat this model wherever we can around the world.

Help me (before I get too old) and please donate R50 towards my birthday on my crowdfunding campaign at Backabuddy in the link below.

All funds will be managed by BackaBuddy and paid directly to the suppliers of our projects. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated and a Sec 18A tax certificate is available on request.

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  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 308.00
  • "Happy birthday" - Anje

  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 308.00
  • "Happy birthday" - Anje

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 308.00
  • "Happy birthday" - Anje

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 308.00
  • "Happy birthday" - Anje

  • Jul 23, 2019 - USD $ 13.12
  • "Best of luck Juanita" - Tara (Grigg) & Matt

  • Jul 17, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Happy Birthday, beautiful J!" - Sally Jollibvet De Oliveira

  • Jul 17, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "May you more than realise your dream " - Maryanne Barlow

  • Jul 17, 2019 - USD $ 7.58
  • "Happy birthday " - Carol de Wet

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Happy birthday" - Anje

  • Jul 16, 2019 - USD $ 7.21
  • "Dear Juanita, I wish you all the best, lots of health, happiness, love & success for your birthday! Your ARRO initiative is fantastic and I keep my fingers crossed that your dreams will come true!:-)" - Christine

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 60.00
  • "Bless you! " - Rene Ellis-Cole

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 60.00
  • "God bless you for your good works Juanita." - Rosemary Haughton

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Happy birthday to an amazing woman!!!" - Carishma Basday

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Happy birthday to an incredible woman" - Vanessa

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Fantastic initiative! Happiest of birthdays to you" - AJ Wahl

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Happy birthday to you kind Juanita! May you have a wonderful day full of spoils" - Sonet Soothill

  • Jul 16, 2019 - USD $ 22.77
  • "Happy Birthday J. I wish all your dreams come true. " - Carla

  • Jul 16, 2019 - USD $ 15.17
  • "Happy birthday and well done with all your hard work and dedication!" - Cheryl

  • Jul 15, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Inspired by your energy and passion for your amazing initiative! Happy Birthday from Zane and the Porky‚Äôs Team!" - @porkyspeople

  • Jul 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Glad to support such a great cause " - Alex Aitkenhead

  • Jul 15, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Happy birthday wonderful soul. Be blessed" - Kim Andersen

  • Jul 15, 2019 - R 253.75
  • "Happy Birthday darling. May all your dreams come true. " - Jeannie

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Donations to date

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Fundraising target

R 4 800.00

Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Org Trust

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Communities are growing faster than we could ever have imagined. 

There are numerous animal shelters all over the country.  Not one new community in South Africa has access to a NEW animal shelter. 

The people, their homes and their businesses are all growing.  The demand for animal welfare is growing, but not the support.  Companies can no longer donate to animal welfare, as animal welfare does not always fall under the BEE ambit.

It is for this reason that ARRO has identified the urgent demand, and is the only organisation of its kind in the world, that has begun to become specialists in Animal Shelter design and development. 

ARRO is going to build animal shelters all over the world, where they are needed most, and we are starting our first pilot project right here in Cape Town, South Africa.

We are honoured to be part of this global dream for the greater good of humanity, and we hope you will join us in our mission to make it a reality.