The Roatan Project

When we come together, big changes can be made!

I'm not an activist, I'm simply someone who wants to create a community where we can make an impact in our world.

In December of this year (2018), Scott (my husband), Chloe (my dog) and I are heading to Roatan, Honduras for an extended stay.  Originally, it was just to see if we could work and live abroad, but the more I learned about the state of animal welfare, the more I knew I had to do something more.  It's funny the way things work - what started out as an extended vacation, quickly turned into something more.

It started after a chat with ex-pat and blogger  Woman On A Raft, and hearing some of her stories (I won't repeat them here, they're terrible, but let's leave it as dogs and rats are basically treated the same on the island by many of the people).  She connected me with Roatan Animal Shelter, who I started following on social media (you can follow her here).  I've been following the work Olivia at the shelter does, and see a need that needs to be filled.  I wanted to share some of the things she's done;

Taken orphaned pups from a vet (who a tourist found and brought in to the local vet to get euthanized)

Created a network of people on the island to help foster, care for and adopt animals

Transported dogs to the mainland for medical care

Sat with animals as they took their last breath because she wasn't able to get to it in time to save it

Taken in more dogs than she can handle

Instrumental in sending a young man to Vet college so he can come back to make a difference

Paid for it with limited donations and out of pocket

So, the main thing I want to do is raise some funds for her, and so this is my first project!  I'm looking for other like-minded people who want to truly make a difference.  Here's what I'm looking for - 100 people who can't do what Olivia does, but who have $5 a month to help shelters like Olivias, who spend their life saving others.  For Nov and Dec, all donations will go towards the Roatan Animal Shelter - and I plan to give to her annually, but if you want to be a part of this group of 100, know that each month, you will help support shelters and rescues who really need the help and support.  In the end - what we're doing is coming together and making it our mission to save the lives of animals who otherwise would live a life of sadness and cruelty!

Will you say yes?  Click the button below to donate, and keep your eye out for ongoing Vlogs, and blogs showing how your donation has been used while I'm at the shelter in Roatan, you can find it all here at

I thank you, the dogs and cats thank you - and I'm certain each rescue thanks you!

Latest Roatan Project Posts

This Is The Kindness We Need

By Angela Kafadar | July 26, 2022 |

Wow, it’s been a minute. How about a quick update! We spent 5 months in Roatan this winter and I’m back in Canada waiting to get into our new place on Aug 15th. I continue to send all money collected to Island Dogs Rock Rescue in Roatan! This month, Olivia, who runs IDR has been…

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Learn, Practice, Grow, Change…

By Angela Kafadar | January 18, 2021 |

I’m not sure why I have such a hard time keeping my thoughts flowing and sharing that with you in regards to my general theme “Life After Parenthood”. Maybe it’s because I thought what I have to say has no meaning in your day to day life. Maybe it’s because in between doing things that…

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How a few dollars have helped, especially now!

By sysop | June 15, 2020 |

It’s been almost a year since my last update, but so much has happened, sooo sooo much. This year, I spent even more time in Roatan, but our trip was cut short by Covid-19 – and things just haven’t been the same since. We have all been through isolations/quarantines, now bubbling (whatever that is), and…

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Feeling hopeful for Ranger, thanks to my community of friends who help me help Roatan Animals

By Angela Kafadar | March 27, 2019 |

Please know that I do not like to share terrible photos of dogs, and this is NOT that. Ranger HAS been rescued and is getting medical attention. Update on Ranger: The Dr. saw him and was confident that in about 1 month with the treatment and therapy he will be able to walk again. Olivia…

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“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” The Dalai Lama

By Angela Kafadar | March 15, 2019 |

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”― The Dalai Lama I read this quote the other day and it gave me a bit of hope.  Because lately, I’ve been feeling quite down on all the things I haven’t done.  Let’s take Roatan for example.  My goal going…

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Life Beyond Parenthood – Who The Heck Am I?

By Angela Kafadar | November 9, 2018 |

This is me…a raw look into life after parenthood and my mission to save dogs from a life of cruelty. Posted by Life Beyond Parenthood – Angela Kafadar Blog on Friday, November 9, 2018   Hi, my name is Angela. I’m a sister, a daughter, a wife, and I’m a mom, which is probably my…

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