Odin and Oscar Support KSPCA

Odin and Oscar Support KSPCA

From Odin Berkenpas

We are 9 year old students at the International School of Kenya and are raising money for the Kenya Society for the Protection of Animals (KSPCA), the ONLY animal shelter in Kenya.

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Update #14

3 months ago

Hi everyone, Odin's Mom here. The boys have still been hard at work for the animals. They broke $10,000 (actually they are at $10,359 USD and $15,016 AUD). They are going for $15,000. If you have a friend or business or see a kind stranger in the street that you think could help, let them know!

Here is the link to the fundraising site: https://fundly.com/kspca-covid-19-support/dash

And here is the new video: https://youtu.be/VABz7dt43f0

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Hi everyone,

Oscar and I are joining forces to get us to our goal of being able to support KSPCA for three full months.

As many know, KSPCA is the only animal shelter in Kenya.  They rescue sick, injured and abandoned animals. They also take in homeless animals to make sure they are not treated badly in the streets. Right now KSPCA is taking care of dogs, cats, donkeys, and one horse but they will help any animal that needs them. 

One of the donkeys coming to say hello.  They were almost extinct in Kenya but they just passed a law making it illegal to slaughter them.

This cat had to have her eye removed but now she is all healed and is in the cattery with many friends.

It is hard to take care of animals during uncertain times and so KSPCA needs our help. So far we have raised over $8,000 for KSPCA.  We are really proud of the money we raised but they need a lot more help. We know that lots of people need help right now and that sometimes animals don't seem important but without them our earth would not be the same. 

Some things we learned from Faisal the Executive Officer and Benson the Shelter Manager of KSPCA:

  • Right now KSPCA is taking care of 140 dogs, 80 cats, 7 donkeys and 1 horse.
  • A few days ago they had 180 dogs and over 100 cats but they were able to find foster families for some of them.
  • It costs approximately $3,000 to feed the animals each month. This number gets bigger the more animals they are taking care of.
  • Medicine is very expensive in Kenya and many animals at KSPCA need a lot of help.  They are brought to KSPCA starving or after being hit by cars and it costs a lot to help them.  
  • It costs approximately $2,000 per month for vaccines and medicine.
  • They have an ambulance and will come and get animals that have been hurt or are being treated badly.  
  • They have a full time veterinarian that fixes and treats the animals. 
  • They have lots of different places for the animals to rest while they heal or play when they are up to it.
  • They let the animals stay for as long as they need and will take care of them forever.

Odin and Oscar with the dogs at KSPCA.

Oscar with one of the resident dogs, Lucky.  They call him Lucky because he lost one leg but escaped death.Odin with Faisal and Benson learning about KSPCA and the costs.

We are asking you to please donate to KSPCA.  100% of the money we raise, except for the fees on Fundly, will go to KSPCA so they can make sure all of the animals have what they need.  

Thank you so much. I hope you can help us help KSPCA. Every little bit helps!

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Odin and Oscar

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #14

Hi everyone, Odin's Mom here. The boys have still been hard at work for the animals. They broke $10,000 (actually they are at $10,359 USD and $15,016 AUD). They are going for $15,000. If you have a friend or business or see a kind stranger in the street that you think could help, let them know!

Here is the link to the fundraising site: https://fundly.com/kspca-covid-19-support/dash

And here is the new video: https://youtu.be/VABz7dt43f0

#OdinAndOscarHelpKSPCA

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #13

I made a mistake, we are at $9,000 not $9,900.
I fixed the video and am sorry everyone.
$1,000 left to go. Please help us!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoFuup2cGZ0

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #12

Hi everyone!!! We broke $9,900 today. We are so close to reaching our $10,000 goal of providing 2 months of support to KSPCA. Oscar came up with a great idea about how to raise money...see what he did on our new video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sTRYipjghg

KSPCA was JUST on the news:

https://www.facebook.com/KSPCAKENYA/videos/262547651482603/

Also, please, please share with more people...we are almost there. Please help us get to $10,000!!!!!!!!!

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #11

HI everyone, sorry that I have not updated in more than a week! I had to finish all of my 3rd grade work because it was the end of school. Don't worry, Oscar and I are still hard at work!!! Last night, the actor Adrian Grenier wrote back to the message I sent him!!!! He said "good work brother, I will definitely donate" and so I made him a video thank you! Here it is: https://youtu.be/vSh5a37aWKw

Also, we are at $8,805 USD and $12, 763 AUD!!!

Oscar did something SO SO SO COOL to raise money for KSPCA. He is making a video to share with you all tomorrow.

Love, Odin

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #10

Hi everyone!! Please watch my video to see my surprise. Even though I reached out to lots of famous people I realized that joining forces with a friend would be an even better way to reach my goals. We have learned a lot about change makers at our school and working together is a big part of making change. Like I said in my last update....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVxPt0xxUBY

#TwoOsAreBetterThanOne
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Please, please share with anyone that can help us reach our goals!!!!!

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #9

You guys rock!!!! We just broke $8,000 thanks to Mom's friend from work Suli giving us $100. I can't believe it! We have $230 in offline donations!!!!

https://youtu.be/nxKvgWH6DGQ

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #8

Hi everyone. This is Erica, Odin's Mom. His video took a long time tonight and we made him go to sleep but I promised I would post it here tonight so here you go. Thank you all for your support - it means the world to him and you are all helping him realize that kids can. make a difference.

https://youtu.be/d8Jmd1iJZ74

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #7

Hi everyone!!! Happy Friday!!! We are at $7243 on the site and I raised another $120 offline!!!! I had so much schoolwork this week so I didn't make another famous person video but I am going to do one this weekend. I don't know if I will get to $10,000 but I am going to try. Please, please share the page with your friends!!!!! Thank you!!!! Here is the link: https://fundly.com/kspca-covid-19-support

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #6

Update #6: Today we broke $7,000 all by ourselves without any famous people. I am really proud of us that over 120 people came together and raised this much money for animals that need help!!!!!!! Don't you worry, I am still going after famous people I just have to decide who is next. I am doing my research now!!!!!!!! Here is a video from today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQq5WoKA_Us

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #5

Good morning from Kenya. I made a new video for Steve-O and his service dog Wendy that he found in the streets of Peru. If you don't know the story you can watch it here: https://www.livekindly.co/vegan-jackass-star-steve-o-to-open-animal-sanctuary/ He is trying to open a sanctuary for all animals and I am going to try to donate to them. He curses a lot just so you know if you watch him. He used to be a crazy stunt guy and so this is my video for him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8qkEJEY6Cs&t=7s

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #4

Update #4: Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a good Memorial Day. I am so thankful for my Dad's service today and also that I just broke $6,500. I did Instagram messages to a ton of famous people on Mom's phone like Barack Obama, Oprah, Ellen, Jane Goodall, Russell Simmons and like 15 more people. I am going to start to make some videos for them too.

I made this one today for three of my biggest heroes Megan Rapinoe, Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wA_VbeIBrs

I have been making updates everyday for Mom to post on Facebook and Instagram but if you aren't on those places you can. see them here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgobfhmE3TzcYt10l9mplYw

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #3

We broke $5,000. I am so happy and excited and can't really believe it. I moved my goal back to $10,000 because my Grandpa told me that I should shoot for the stars and he is right. $5,000 pays for all of the food and medicine for all of the animals for one month which is so great. Thank you all soooooooooooooo much. I think now I need to find some famous people or some animal rights people or some businesses. I made a video for my favorite football player Paolo Dybala and sent it last night but my Mom says he has 35 million followers so I don't know if he will see it. I am making a list of other people too. Does anyone have any ideas? Please let me know so I can get to $10,000 (and maybe even $15,000)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #2

Update #2: I realized that my goal of $15,000 was a bit much. I am not giving up on it but I am going to try and research some famous people who love animals and see if any businesses want to give us some money. My new goal for people is $5,000 because that would let us get food and medicine for a whole month. We are close!

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Odin Berkenpas posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #1

I just woke up and saw that I raised more than $2,000. I can't believe it and feel so happy for the animals. I am also so proud of how kind everyone is. Love, Odin

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