£530raised of £3,000 target by 24 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to a marathon for VAAR (Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue) to stop dogs and cats without ANY pain medications or sedation undergo surgeries.

Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
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I graduated in Poland in 2012 and decided to head out to South East Asia to volunteer at an animal shelter in Thailand. Initial cultural shock was immense. I realized that the World is an enormous place and that Asia has something in it that speaks to me on a level that no other place did.

A lot changed in my life in 2015. I became a vegan, a runner and I started working for VAAR.

Now it seems VAAR needs help so I decided to run a marathon and help raising funds. The big day is the 15th of January 2017 when I am to show up at the start line of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Marathon.

But you probably have some questions...

Why should I help?

Because a donation is not much to you and it means a full bowl of food, shelter and medical treatment when needed for VAAR's rescues!

What is VAAR?

Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue is an organization that operates in Vietnam and is focused on helping animals by numerous undertakings.

What does VAAR do?

1) Education, education, education- VAAR believes that the easiest way to a better and kinder society is education of the youth. This is why VAAR runs education programs for local children.
2) VAAR also educates local vets who lack experience and knowledge. Patients in animal clinics in Vietnam are often misdiagnosed, given wrong drugs and do not survive even the simplest surgeries due to dirty procedures. They also do not receive ANY pain medications when undergoing surgeries or when they struggle with injuries. Sometimes they are operated on WITHOUT any anaesthetic and they remain wide awake throughout procedures.
3) VAAR runs a vet clinic where all animals receive the best treatment in the country. No matter if owners can afford it or not.
4) VAAR runs a shelter with 25 dogs, 25 cats, 2 chickens, 2 ducks and a vegan mascot- pig called Master Julian.
5) VAAR promotes vegan lifestyle.

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  • Daniel Stawarski

    Daniel Stawarski

    2 days ago

    Daniel Stawarski

    Storm Tokage has been battering for the last 3 days so I had to get busy in a gym. One of the local resorts has a small gym good enough. Treadmill 10k! Cannot wait to see the streets of Saigon full of marathon supporters.

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  • Daniel Stawarski

    Daniel Stawarski

    5 days ago

    Daniel Stawarski

    Windy conditions but there is no backing down. A local 10k through rice fields yesterday afternoon. 7 weeks to go!

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  • Daniel Stawarski

    Daniel Stawarski

    9 days ago

    Daniel Stawarski

    Hello all! I have arrived in Vietnam and am starting training! I was out for the first 5k in Vietnam after a long break and I have to say.... humidity is a paiiiiinnnn!!!

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  • Aimee and Louie -- your Aussie pals! xo

    Aimee and Louie -- your Aussie pals! xo

    Nov 29, 2016

    Go Dan! You are a total legend for all the hard work you do with VAAR, and for doing this crazy long run! We wish you luck and strength every step of the way. :-)


  • Agnieszka Wegrzyn

    Agnieszka Wegrzyn

    Nov 28, 2016

    Great job! Keep up the good work! :)


  • Sadie


    Nov 27, 2016

    Keep up the good work guys :)


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Daniel Stawarski

Daniel Stawarski

Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

Hey, My name is Daniel and I am a vet. I graduated in 2012 and ever since I try to do my best to help animals in need. I have fallen in love with Asia and it is my home. I aim to run a marathon in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to support VAAR (Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue).

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