This morning I talked to a person in public relations for Petco and she told me how to reach them. I wrote the following letter. Perhaps some of you would also like to write to them. I'm not above begging. LOL
I did sign my name and gave them my e-mail address as well as the snail mail one.
Let's get this done.
July 6, 2007
The PETCO Foundation
7262 North Rosemead Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA 91775
Dear Sir or Madam:
Unfortunately we do not meet your criteria for support as we are not in the United States. However our need is great. We are a group of unorganized gringos who live full time, part time or visit on a regular basis our little island on the Caribbean Sea. Ambergris Caye is in Belize, Central America and is an English speaking country (formerly British Honduras).
We do have The Saga Society, Ambergris Caye, Belize [files at AmbergrisCaye.com]
The Saga Society is a non-profit animal organization in San Pedro. The primary mission of the Saga Society is to control and monitor the cat and dog populations on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Many of us support this organization.
The Government of Belize, in an effort to control the dog population, again started a program of poisoning. The last event resulted in 70 dogs being killed, some inside their own yards, some tied and died on their leashes.
We do have a very active community message board, www.ambergriscaye.com
and many people responded to this incident with outrage. This resulted in the discovery of a successful program in the Turks/Caisco; http://wildliferesources.org/TurkCaico.html
that we would like to emulate.
In order to set up this program we need collars to give to the school children to put on their dogs. What do we need to do to have you donate these? I would like to correspond with you via e-mail.