IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE SAVE THE MACAU GREYHOUNDS FUNDRAISER APPEAL
As is customary for our association Pet Levrieri Onlus, which is a Registered Charity and thus has full accountability, please note the following in relation to the funds being collected for the campaign #SavetheMacauGreyhounds via the Gofundme fundraiser platform.
The use for which these funds are being gathered is already explicitly stated as follows in the text of the appeal, where it is also clearly explained how any unused funds would be used, in the very unlikely event that they were no longer required for their original purpose:
‘The donations will be handled directly by Anima Macau, exclusively for the Macau greyhounds.
If, on the other hand, the Canidrome’s greed prevails and the dogs cannot be saved, all funds collected will be allocated for projects and associations aimed at rescuing greyhounds from the racing industry and from Chinese meat markets.’
All the money gathered via the Gofundme platform will therefore be allocated to Anima Macau for the expenses related to healthcare, the preparation of the veterinary and customs documentation required for travel, and transports, including related expenses incurred by the refuges in the destination countries.
The total amount raised so far can be viewed on the Gofundme appeal page; a percentage of about 10% will need to be deducted from this as per the requirement of the Gofundme platform. All the documentation related to the transfers will be published.
Pet Levrieri Onlus would also like to make it very clear that any expenses required for the Macau greyhounds that will be reserved for adoption in Italy will be entirely covered by its own funds or by donations specifically raised for that purpose, and NOT from the donations collected via the Gofundme appeal. All the money that has been raised by direct donations to Pet Levrieri for the Macau greyhounds and which is not used in Italy will be donated to Anima Macau to support the international campaign.
In conclusion, please note that the donations for the Macau greyhounds collected by Pet Levrieri Onlus via the Gofundme appeal will be managed through a current account for the exclusive use of the Save the Macau Greyhounds campaign and NOT though our organisation’s general account. This is in order to guarantee total transparency, as is our custom.
president of Pet levrieri