Forgotten Animals is the closest to being an ASPCA for Russia as it gets. Neglecting and abusing dogs, cats and wild animals, and treating them as commodities, is still a widely common cultural norm in former Soviet countries. There are hundreds of traveling dolphinaria, animal circuses, petting zoos and no wildlife sanctuary to rescue those animals to.
When you find animals in need, there is usually nowhere to take them, no number to call for help, like there is in the western countries. There is no supporting infrastructure and unless you can afford to take the animal to the vet, pay the bills and look for a new home, there is usually nothing you can do, besides just watching them suffer.
We are changing the culture where people treat animals as things that are there for them to keep or use as entertainment until it suits them, and to get rid of, when they’ve had enough of them, often inhumanely kill or simply abandon.
Forgotten Animals does this through:
1. Neutering of cats and dogs, reducing the number of unwanted litters and abandonment.
2. Making veterinary services available where there are none and helping create and sustain the needed infrastructure
3. Educating the population through social ads and humane education
4.Lobbying for a legislation change, including drafting a variety of actual law proposals
5.Rehabilitating orphaned bear cubs and releasing them back to the wild
6. In 2021 we will start building the country's first real wildlife sanctuary, where we can rescue abused wild animals to and finally start shutting down the industries, that are torturing animals for profit and so-called entertainment.
The work we do alleviates and prevents suffering and deaths and improves the lives of animals and people. Instead of merely fighting the consequences, Forgotten Animals targets the root causes by bringing the best practice and expertise from around the world to remote places in need. With deep understanding of the local culture and mentality and by keeping our overheads low, we work efficiently and effectively, where it is needed the most.
Why Donate Crypto Directly? Taxes!
There’s a reason high net worth individuals tend to donate property instead of cash. Donating cryptocurrency directly to a 501c3 nonprofit is more tax efficient and can save you money.
The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes which means it is typically the most tax efficient way to support your favorite cause. When donating crypto, You receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return. The difference? Sometimes more than 30%.
If you provide an email, you will automatically receive a tax receipt after donating.
Why donate Bitcoin?
When the Soviet Union fell, no laws, systems or organisations were built to deal with animal welfare. There is no ‘Humane Society’ in Russia. Everything has to be created from scratch. Forgotten Animals was founded in 2011 to fill the gap, as no one was doing effective organised animal welfare work, while widespread cruelty and abuse were normalised and went unpunished. So we had to start doing something ourselves. We mostly rely on small donations from the public and occasional grants. Our founder Anna has been involved in crypto and thought the charity should evolve with the times, welcoming the changes that our financial system so desperately needs.
Which cryptocurrencies does Forgotten Animals accept?
You can donate Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Amp (AMP), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ChainLink (LINK), Dai (DAI), Dogecoin (DOGE), The Graph (GRT), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Litecoin (LTC), Storj (STORJ), UMA (UMA), Zcash (ZEC), 0x (ZRX), 1inch (1INCH) to Forgotten Animals
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