Akira Needs Angels

The Tree of Hope

The Tree of Hope is the symbol for a fund-raising campaign launched by Akira Dog
Sanctuary to raise 50,000€ to extend facilities at its rescue shelter in Benissa.

Early December saw local dog sanctuary Akira hold a reception for local councillors, media,
and sponsors to launch a new and exciting fund-raising project to transform land adjacent to
its existing kennels in Benissa into a training and rehabilitation zone for dogs in its care.
“These new spaces will offer meaningful and effective rehabilitation and therefore enhance
their potential for adoption,” explained Billie-Jo Johnson, Shelter Manager. “Being able to
work with our dogs to teach them new life skills and help them overcome trauma will
ultimately result in more successful home trials and adoptions, meaning that AKIRA can help
support a greater number of dogs on their journey to adoption.”
To achieve its ambitions, Akira needs to raise an initial 50,000€. It is a challenging amount
and to help it achieve its target, the charity has launched two new fund-raising initiatives:
the Tree of Hope and Akira Angels.

The Tree of Hope
The Tree of Hope is a sculpture created and generously donated by local artist Christiane
Engelmann. Located in the Akira shop, the Tree of Hope sculpture will have tags on its
branches. It symbolises the vulnerability of those needing protection and the strength and
confidence of those wanting to help.
The tags, which can be personalised, will be given to supporters who make a donation to the
funding campaign. They will be available in the Akira Shop, at the Shelter and at future fund-
raising events.

Akira’s Angels
AKIRA already benefits from the generous support it receives through donations and from
regular fund-raising events, but these are needed to pay or the day-to-day costs of running

The Shelter.
AKIRA’S Angels has been created to be a dedicated fund-raising source for the project and
has its own website, https://akira-angels.org. Supporters can make regular or one-off
donations on the site and a range of products to buy will be available soon



The history of AKIRA

2011 Akira founded
2016 Dog shelter opens
2019 Zoological Licence awarded
2021 10k+ social media followers
2022 2100 dogs have been rehomed since Akira founded
Running the shelter

Every month it costs 11,000€ to run the Shelter. All dogs have kennels and daily walks on leads
in a safe outdoor environment. Akira’s goal is to transform existing land into a safe & secure
environment whilst creating dog training & agility areas
The project
Monies from our current fundraising activities support all costs associated with the dog
shelter. To fund our project, we need to raise additional money.
Zone 1 – Euros 50,000
Phase 1 – 1000 sq m / prepare area / install 1400 meters of secure fencing
Phase 2 – create terraces

Zone 2 – Euros 40,000
Phase 1 – 4500 sqm/space securely linked to existing areas / additional secure fencing &
emergency escape gate

Please View a Video of the launch Event by clicking here: https://youtu.be/dGQ90xpDqj0 

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