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Introducing: Rescue | Andrew Banonis

Introducing: Rescue | Andrew Banonis
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Lately I have seen WAY too much animal abuse on the internet (not actually seen it happen, but videos of animal rescues). After having started to use TikTok again, their spyware algorithms have somehow "magically" decided to start showing me animal videos. Mostly dog videos, but a lot of the videos revolving around rescuing animals. So who knows maybe this is just the spyware algorithm, or maybe it's God calling me to do some good in the world. Anyway, it had me thinking. For a while I have always wanted to be a Software Engineer when I am older, but lately I've been reconsidering to become a veterinarian. But there's a reason, a good reason. After seeing the videos and some of the cruel things people do to animals, I want to change that. This led me to want to make an animal rescue charity, which is exactly what I am going to do! Of course I'm not starting it just yet, but I do hope to launch it in the next year or so.

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Wait for the transformation❤️ #skysanctuary #rescue #rescuedog #animals #animalrescue #specialneedsdog

♬ Happiest Year - Jaymes Young
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💔#dogs #dogsoftiktok #rescuedogs#ihatepeople #animals #skysanctuary

♬ original sound - Valentina Trovato
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How does it get this bad?💔#dogs #dogsoftiktok #rescuedogs#specialneedsdogs #skysanctuary

♬ Beethoven Moonlight Sonata-High Sound Quality - Amemiya

How It's Going To Work

I've been brainstorming some ways to actually make this charity work. I have a few ideas right now, but I'm not going to share them yet. Let's just say it will utilize my technical knowledge of computers and the internet. However there will be two ways to help out. The first way being you can donate. Plain and simple. Donations will help cover medical expenses for the animals and a few other expenses of running the organization. The second way you can help out is by leaving reports of where you know there is an endangered animal. We will try to respond to reports as much as possible, while some of the reports will be forwarded on to the local authorities for them to handle.

Why I Am Doing This

Ever since getting Maverick, I have truly fallen in love with animals. Before I always just saw them as pets and never really understood why people love them so much. After having experienced it for myself, I really see them as special creatures, more than just animals. All animals, not just dogs, are living beings, and deserve to live happy and free, not in fear and torture. For those that don't know, I don't do stuff in life for money. While it is nice to have money and live comfortably, I would rather leave the world a better place than when I got here. I'm sure that I could make some sort of impact in the world being a software engineer, I think that I could leave a bigger impact helping the animals which help us humans. I also thing that I would enjoy spending my time more doing that than sitting in front of a computer screen most of the day.

Conclusion

So yeah, that's a little more detail on why I am deciding to make an animal rescue charity. I hope to be able to launch it once I am little older. There is currently a website I made for it which is live at rescue.andrewbanonis.com. As of right now you are able to leave reports which will be forwarded to me. Donations will start being accepted when I fully launch the organization. There is definitely much more work to be done and way further to go, this is just the start. I hope that I can help change the world somehow, and I believe this is the best way for me to do just that.