Seems like an unlikely pair, but this is what happens when our bikes go to the dogs. These pups were rescued by Granja Alma (Soul Farm) in Costa Rica. As you may know, dogs are expensive and running a dog rescue program is expensive times 20. Dogs are abandoned for many reasons and could wind up at Soul Farm malnourished or injured. Simple feeding and care cost money.
Soul Farm was created by Rocío Flores and her two children in the Brunca region of Costa Rica. They just celebrated their 5th anniversary. They started by providing shelter for six dogs and now can accommodate over twenty.
Soul Farm, is also exactly that, a farm. An organic farm. But the farming aspect is to help raise revenue to run the dog rescue mission.The shelter also houses chickens, rabbits and worms. Seems like a weird combination? Not for the organic farm. The red worms eat the excreta from the chickens and rabbits which then produces the organic fertilizer used for gardening.
Rocío grows cabbage, tomato, arugula, and many other vegetables, which are mainly used to prepare the dishes that are sold in the farm store. This income keeps the project going while also providing for her family.
In August 2021, we donated bikes to Morazán de Pérez Zeledón. The profits generated from the sale of the bicycles were used to cover medical expenses and food for the dogs and allowed Rocío to expand the program and provide more homes to abandoned or abused dogs.She and her family care for the dogs and provide a safe, fear free home during their stay at the shelter. After they are healthy enough, she works to place the dogs with loving families- changing lives, one bark at a time!
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