Our hearts go out to Australians as they fight the devastating bushfires ravaging their country and taking an unprecedented toll on wildlife and other animals. Scientists estimate that more than one billion animals have been killed in this disaster, which is why we are contributing all online donations to Dylan’s Candy BarN to the Humane Society International to aid in their Australian wildfire relief efforts from now until January 31, 2020.
Upon a lifelong love of animals and an avid desire to come to their aid, Dylan's Candy BarN, a 501(c)(3) Foundation, was created by Dylan's Candy Bar founder and CEO, Dylan Lauren. It’s funded by Dylan's Candy Bar and generous contributions made by pet lovers across the nation. Donations are tax deductible.
Our mission is to help every animal find a home-sweet-home by hosting adoption events, highlighting the importance of spay/neuter in preventing overpopulation and euthanasia, sponsoring and granting funds to animal rescue programs, and aiding animal-welfare organizations in ending animal cruelty.
Several years ago, I adopted my dog, Jersey. Abandoned and likely left for dead, she hails from a place where stray dogs are thought of as pests, and where people throw rocks and fire shots to taunt and kill them. Now, Jersey is the center of our family and I can’t imagine my life without her. After learning about her past and the horrible fate of so many homeless animals around the world, I felt a tremendous need to Dylan’s Candy BarN.
Our foundation seeks to change the stigma of rescue animals and encourage anyone who is looking for a pet to adopt from a shelter, rather than buy from a breeder or pet store. We envision a world where animals are flourishing in loving homes, and animal suffering, overpopulation and euthanasia are a thing of the past.
On an annual basis in the United States alone, approximately 8 million companion animals end up in over-populated, under-funded shelters, while approximately 3 million of those animals are euthanized. We all love the adorable puppy in the window, but by purchasing from a pet store or a breeder, one is likely supporting the inhumane and unregulated puppy mill industry which thrives on exploiting animals. Plus, when adopting, two lives are saved, as staff and space free up to help other animals in need. The joy and satisfaction that comes with saving multiple lives through adoption is life-changing!
I hope you will join us in our mission and at our adoption events to help raise awareness for rescue, so more animals like Jersey find safe and loving homes. With your help, we are one step closer to making the world a sweeter place for animals!
Thank you for being a part of Dylan’s Candy BarN!