St. Louis, Missouri 2021-11-30 23:11:00 –
(KMOV.com)-Local animal rescue, proud to record the heroic rescue of abused and ignored animals, says he is facing a crisis at giving Tuesday.
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is commonly known as “Giving Tuesday.” This is an opportunity for nonprofits to raise money within the community. With over 200,000 followers on its Facebook page, Stray Rescue is one of the nonprofits in need.
“We were preparing all Facebook posts for GivingTuesday when we started receiving all these notifications that our page was reported last night,” said Aimee Dearsley, Development Director at Stray Rescue. Said.
Within seconds, Diathrie said the page was “unpublished.” In other words, a search across Facebook didn’t show anything and I couldn’t find a link to the Stray Rescue page.
“Not having that tool is devastating to us, especially on GivingTuesday, the biggest givingday of the year,” said Diasley.
After going back and forth with Facebook officials on Monday night, the issue wasn’t resolved. The page remained down on Tuesday as well, and staff had to post on their personal Facebook page about the need for donations.
“Getting our story out to the world is a very important tool for us, people see rescue, the stories of the animals we support and when donors donate to us. I’m telling you that I’m helping, “said Diathrie.
Donations can be made at until the Facebook page is restored www.strayrescue.org
This year, the shelter will support all donations up to $ 84,000. The money raised through the GivingTuesday donation will help the shelter pay for the medical costs of the animals brought to the shelter.
“It can be very expensive,” she said. “But even if they are dying, we will do everything we can to keep them alive and live the best.”
Staff believe that this page was reported after being flagged for offensive or graphic content related to videos and photos posted by Animal Rescue.
“It’s not filtered. It’s the reality of what we see every day,” Diathley said. “These videos are important, so people know they are helping us.”
The money raised will help get shelter during the winter, Diathrie said, and it may be particularly challenging with frigid temperatures and animals left outside.
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