By USA News Group (Originally in English)
El Hogar ProVegan, previously known as El Hogar de Luci or The Home of Luci, is based in Madrid, Spain and was founded in 2007 as a small-scale dog and cat rescue operation. It has now grown into a full-fledged animal sanctuary that houses and provides for the welfare of both abandoned and abused animals. Their ultimate goal is to free domestic animals from human exploitation, mistreatment, being used as a source of entertainment and being slaughtered for food.
The dedicated group of people who manage El Hogar aspire to share the message of animal equality and veganism. They strongly advocate that all animals, large or small, have the right to live in dignity and freedom. Currently, they are tending to a variety of co-inhabitants including dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, pigeons, rabbits, goats and sheep. However, due to a continual lack of funds, the organizers feared they would not be able to fulfill their commitment to the animal friends to lovingly protect and care for them for the rest of their lives.
Upon learning of El Hogar’s predicament, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed EUR 2,000 to the animal haven, with instructions for our Association members to deliver the contribution to El Hogar in order to help them meet their urgent needs.
In her letter of thanks on November 25, Golden Year 9 (2012), Ms. Elena Tova, the coordinator of the sanctuary, expressed her appreciation for Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution as it would help to secure a happy future for the animals in their care. Furthermore, part of the contribution, together with the funds given by other supporters, will be used to purchase some acreage of land to shelter these rescued animal friends, allowing them to enjoy the rest of their lives in comfort and in peace.* Along with Ms. Tova’s letter were a thank-you note from El Hogar de Luci (El Hogar ProVegan) International Team and a gift, in the form of a lovely, colorful calendar featuring young children and cuddly animals.
*Update April 2015: Great news! El Hogar ProVegan has now found a larger location blessed with more trees and vegetation for their loving sanctuary. All of the precious animal co-inhabitants in their care have now moved to their beautiful new home where houses for them are in the process of being built.