“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
Project Coco was inspired by a very special dog named Coco. Coco's owners were not unkind people but they lacked the knowledge and the means to provide her with a safe and happy life. We founded Project Coco to assist and educate families like Coco's on proper and responsible animal care.
As part of this project, we go into neighborhoods and specific households and provide basic materials needed to improve the living situation of the dog in need. Explaining the ramifications of keeping unneutered animals is essential and we provide the owners with low-cost spay/neuter coupons as well as general medical information. Training may also be necessary so we help families find the resources they need.
Items such as crates, dog houses, flea/tick medications, food, collars, leashes, blankets, bones and toys are sorely needed in these households. It is our hope that once we leave the home, these families will have the knowledge and ability to provide their animals with a better life. We help them understand that owning a dog is a life-long responsibility and hope that they will maintain a higher standard of living for their current dog as well as their future dogs. It is also our hope that the recipients of our assistance will be inspired to educate and help others within their community by sharing their newly acquired skills, tools and knowledge.
For those interested in supporting Project Coco, both monetary and material contributions are greatly appreciated.