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By Suli Zheng
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About this project

I dedicate this project to Jamie, the crazy farmer and all the wonderful people out there who loves animals and wants to help make the world a better place. Jamie was a wonderful young man who brings love and laughter to all who knew him. I hope his love of life, nature and animals will go on.

Currently there is a rabbit ban in NYC, where stores are not allowed to sell them. The homeless bunnies are in crisis and they need to find a home. Please help to support this project by donating, telling all your family and friends, and add the ZillyBoutique link in your social media.

The first store of its kind in New York City. A bunny petting store with an outdoor garden. A home for all homeless animals, struggling artists and creators.

A place where people and animals can interact, play and learn together. I want to offer our employees the option to take their children to work. A place where overlooked homeless pets and projects can find a home. A store where artists and creators can exhibit their innovations for free. A company that place people and animals first, instead of just making money. 

I want to create a place where homeless animals can find shelter. While most animal shelters are only temporary, ZillyBoutique will be a shelter that can also become a permanent home. The bunnies housed in ZillyBoutique will be productive, interacting with pet lovers to earn their keep. Each animal placed in ZillyBoutique will lead proactive lives, not just uselessly & sometimes hopelessly waiting for someone to adopt them. ZillyBoutique will be a home where each pet can feel safe and can be loved.

Donating to my cause is very time sensitive. The 6 month free rent offer for ZillyBoutique will not be available forever. The store is currently empty and other companies are also looking to rent it. I met the store owners in 2010 and they are truly the kindest couple I ever met. They are very generous in extending this offer as they want to support my project to succeed.

If this project does not reach its goal of $38,000 and the store gets rented by someone else, my project will need $60,000 to start. The store location is on 86th street, Brooklyn, New York. It is very close to the Marshall's store. If you want this store to open, please back this project. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

ZillyBoutique will need the approvals of the landlords, an attorney, pet shelters & organizations, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and The NYC Department of Buildings.

The landlords has given approval and are giving ZillyBoutique the first 6 months rent free.

An attorney will be hired to ensure all legal guidelines are followed for NYC commercial business.

I will work with local pet shelters and organizations to find homes for each homeless pet.

I have been communicating with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene the last few years and will finalize the required legal procedures.

Commercial contractors and engineers will be hired to renovate the store; commercial work permits will be file with The NYC Department of Buildings for approvals. A licensed contractor has given an estimate of $35,000 dollars to renovate the store within 3 months.

ZillyBoutique will be the first store of its kind in New York City; therefore new risks and challenges that no other store has faced will be deal with as it arises.

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