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1st Annual "DOGGY LOVE DAY" Fundraising Event
$448 Raised
18% of $2.5k goal
6 contributors
3 Years running
OVM is an outreach organization that (S.A.V.E.S.) SUPPORT, ADVOCATE,VOLUNTEER, EQUIP, and STRENGTHENS individuals, other groups, families,and communities in every aspect of self-preservation. More ...
I had a vision about this beautiful day to share some doggy love with you. Originally I was inspired by the day I reminisced the things that I never had the chance to do for my only son. Then I heard him giggle which he was very well known for. That day, I saw him in my mind when he was a little boy, who always begged for a dog. He always wanted his own puppy, and everywhere we moved, they didn’t allow pets. It wasn’t intentional on my behalf to reside where there were such restrictions, but it could have been subconsciously because of a dog phobia I had since I was nine years old. So not long after he turned 21, I began to do some research for a few things that he wanted to accomplish, and having his own apartment that allowed pets was a major priority. We began our journey and while looking I saw this guy online called “THE DOG WHISPERER”, Cesar Millan. I was so fascinated by him and the way he loved and related to dogs of all sizes and breed. I wanted my son to meet and learn from him so that he can be the best dog owner there is in New Jersey. I thought this would be a great idea for many beneficial reasons for him and myself. I knew it would develop him in so many ways and maybe through him I can be set free from dog phobia. But unfortunately, not quite a year later after we just started our mission, he passed away. So, I can’t let his death be in vain. I remember my 9th birthday party where it all began. I was residing in Newark, NJ where my neighbor had a very huge dog. While I was outside of my house, he charged at me from the porch in the rain. I tried to jump on car bumpers but they weren't close enough. I was stuck, and that dog had a wonderful dinner. It was my mother that saved me. She beat him with a pipe. I didn’t understand why he attacked me. Well the owner drove us to the emergency room and I couldn’t walk for months. From that day forward, if it wasn’t our family dog, I couldn’t be 50 feet away from a poodle and not go into an insane fit. Years later, I witnesses a pit-bull dog fight. I looked into the eyes of those children near by in those projects that day I was picking up my mentee, and they were so afraid. Many of them were very sad to see those animals being bit up to pieces. It now reminds me of the movie DJANGO, when those men were made to fight each other to survive. This is how I see these dogs. Some of them are breaded just to make money or are raised to entertain cruel people. Many are homeless just as many men, women and children roaming the same streets in fear of starvation; abuse; being attacked by other dogs; hit by a car; or die from disease. My heart breaks when I witness any one of these. Nevertheless, one of the things on my list that I thought would please my son if he could see me now was to get over my fears, and dog phobia was top of the list. He and I also discussed how we wish all of nature and mankind was at peace with one another. It was just one year ago that day came. Thanks to this beautiful animal loving kingdom that are now becoming my new family as they teach me and show me how to have a beautiful relationship with these precious creatures that now I can share with our youth and others. I am excited about this new life. “No longer enmity but friendship”. Man should also be a dog's best friend. Let's get back to the heart of mankind.
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