The are so many words I could use to describe Molly Mednikow, founder and Executive Director of our next group. Amazing, selfless, fantastic, wonderful, incredible, fascinating, beautiful, dedicated – all those come to mind. But I think the best word that describes our friend Molly is this: Inspiring. She took something that touched her heart, a path in life that went deep into her soul, and she built it from the ground up. Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education & Safety, or better known as Amazon CARES, is a remarkable program that is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the Amazon and there is no other program like it – it is the first of its kind. After seeing first hand how animals were treated and what little vet care they were given, Molly started the program and has dedicated her life to improving the Amazon, one animal at a time.
We are so honored to not only call Molly a friend, but also to showcase her and her program as today’s t-shirt. Thank you Molly! Both for what you do for the animal world AND for the amazing sweatshirts you made both Ash and I. These are so awesome – we love them and wear them everywhere. You are a rockstar!
Also see this shirt on flickr!
Also check out the back of this sweatshirt – Molly had them personalized for both of us! (Mine says Nikki, of course.)
About Amazon CARES
Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety addresses vital topics important to a healthy community environment in Peru’s remote Amazon region. We do this through ongoing projects.
Studies show a strong link between animal and community health. We saw this with our own eyes, and created essential programs that benefit the community as a whole. The world is focused on the important global and environmental issues facing the Amazon Rain forest region. Naturalists, biologists, environmentalists and wandering souls visit Iquitos in droves. Sadly, this region had NO programs in place for DOMESTIC animal welfare.
This is the reason that Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety (CARES) was founded in 2004. Citizens with a desire to protect countless stray animals stepped in to create programs that the government did not provide. Since 2004, CARES has made amazing progress in the promotion of animal and public health.
Where You Can Find Them
Don’t forget to pledge your own shirt to this project by emailing 365 AT iloverescueanimals.org. This project CANNOT happen without you! Thank you for your support! Find out more about this project on our 365 Days of Animal Advocacy page.
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