Philanthropic Efforts

Philanthropic Efforts

Because of the continued support and loyalty of our passengers, the McCrea 2000 Trust has been able to fund projects for a variety of Animal Welfare Organizations and their thousands of volunteers throughout the United States, Mexico, Ecuador and Bulgaria for over a decade. The Trust is funded by the profits from Zoe’s Cruises and Tours. These Animal Welfare Organizations, and their volunteers, provide care and a second chance for both domestic and wild animals that have been injured, abandoned and abused. Our passengers are making a difference in the lives of thousands of animals. Many of the Organizations have come to our attention through our passengers over the years. The Organizations receiving support in 2016 and 2017 are noted below with a brief summary of the work funded. Your interest in these Organizations is welcome and appreciated by them.

Bulgarian Animal Shelter

Bulgarian Animal Shelter

Vidin, Bulgaria

Funding in coordination with International Four Paws’ two-week campaign in Vidin, Bulgaria in 2016 and 2017 with the goal of neutering 500 street dogs. The Trust continues to fund the Vidin Community Shelter’s yearly food and medical needs in its continuing fight against overpopulation, starvation and disease among the street dog population in Vidin. The project is receiving media coverage throughout Bulgaria and the Balkans and it is hoped the model will be replicated. Multi-year Recipient

Greyhound Adoption Center

Greyhound Adoption Center

El Cajon, California

For several years, medical funding for greyhounds rescued from dog tracks around the US and in Mexico was funded. A new central air conditioning and heating unit and back-up generator and repairs to the primary kennel’s sewer system, as well as funding toward medical care costs was provided in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, major funding was also focused on the development of a “how to” video series to assist greyhound rescue groups in the US and around the World. In 2019 & 2020 funding for medical care was provided. Multi-Year Recipient

Horses of Tir Na Nog

Horses of Tir Na Nog

San Diego, California

Funding in 2018 was provided for a new electrical generator and medical costs toward their mission of creating a safe-haven for horses that have few options remaining, thereby ensuring them a better quality of life. In 2019, funds were also provided for a new hay barn and equipment. A Princess Cruise was also donated. In 2020 funding was provided for five on-site storage units for equipment, blankets and materials for the animals, irrigation equipment, building materials, and event materials. Multi-Year Recipient

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

San Juan Bautista

Funding is offered annually for medical care for special-needs dogs served through Senior German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. The Thulani Program is a foster- based program for Shepherds coming from shelters across California. Due to age-limited life expectancies and medical needs the dogs are often not adoptable, and most are euthanized. The Thulani Program saves the dogs to find homes where they can live out their remaining life with love and care. In 2020, additional funding was provided for medical care. Multi-year Recipient

Wildlife Care Association

Wildlife Care Association

Sacramento, California

Funding for food costs for 6,000 birds and small mammals and for the installation of a new air filtration system for the entire complex in 2016. In 2017, funding enabled the installation of a new electrical system ensuring the proper lighting indoor and outdoor and the safety of volunteers. For 2018, funding allowed the purchase of maintenance equipment for the facility. In 2020, Funding was provided for new enclosures for the increasing number of injured wildlife being cared for prior to release back into the wild. Annual Donation of Princess Cruise Multi-Year Recipient