IN a bid to seek help from one of the world’s most celebrated talk show hosts, NGO Animals Fiji has launched a video appeal on social networking sites. The video appeal made to The Ellen Show host Ellen DeGeneres has been shared and re-tweeted via Facebook and Twitter, respectively, over the past few weeks.
The video details the work done by the NGO and the dire need the committee is facing in acquiring a permanent home to care for abandoned animals.
“I thought it would be a good chance to contact you and reach out because your show has just started airing in Fiji on the Lifetime Asia Network and I wanted to send out a plea to you to hopefully spread the word about Animals Fiji,” Casey Quimby says in the video.
“We recently lost our home and we are now operating on a temporary basis,” the Animals Fiji founder said Animals Fiji started off with 20 animals and now looks after 85 animals. Ms Quimby said throughout the years, they had de-sexed about 1300 animals and found homes for 2600 cats and dogs.
She said they hoped to get some much-needed assistance through DeGeneres’ network of celebrities and organisations. After relocating last year, Animals Fiji is looking for ways to raise funds to purchase a permanent home for its office in Nadi.
Ellen DeGeneres is a noted animal rights activist and is involved with animal rights organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Source: The Fiji Times ONLINE