Rosewood Foundation Guyana was founded in 2017 by Donna Lam and Ileana Bonnard after they both learnt of the overwhelming stray animal population and the poor treatment of animals in Guyana.
It began as a simple adoption page on Facebook. More than 3 years later, the page has grown into the Rosewood Foundation and has slowly evolved into one of the most recognized and innovative organizations that offers caring solutions to various animal welfare issues in Guyana.
“They said nobody cared and that no one loves animals here. They said starting the Rosewood Foundation was a waste of time because people will never support our mission. We proved them wrong, people do care. There are many animal lovers who felt the same way and as if they were alone.”
After we started Rosewood, quite a few other animal welfare organizations were created. We are all working towards the same goal, If we teach one person to love and respect an animal, we essentially save 100 animals.
Part of our mission is to ensure Guyana becomes a shining example for other nations to follow. A nation where all animals are treated with respect and are valued companions, not property. Through our objective to educate people into being responsible pet owners we will change the way animals are perceived.
I never thought I was bold enough to start an organization. My friend, Ileana told me this; ‘Be the change you wish to see.’ With her guidance, help and sheer determination we made RFG a reality thus creating a nationwide movement. We are determined to have a society that recognizes animals as the sentient beings they are, a society that focuses on animal welfare and one that is devoid of animal cruelty.
We invite you to join us as we continue our journey. Join our mission and be a voice for the voiceless.
President/ Director & Founder