Hello Texas Furry Fiesta 2021!
Wow, what a year we have had, right? We are so sad not to be seeing you all in person this year, but we know a pandemic can't rain on the TFF parade!
If you don't know who we are, let us introduce ourselves. We are the Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE) and we are a non-profit rescue and permanent care facility for over 50 animals in need - including tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, servals, lynx, llamas, lemurs, chickens, and a totoise. Whew! That's a lot of animals to take care of and we pride (no pun intended) ourselves on giving the BEST care possible to our animals, and all the love we can give. And we can do that because of the support from people just like you.
Can you believe this will be CARE's 13th year as the con's chosen charity? Honored and humbled doesn't even begin to explain how we feel about being a part of your community. We recently crunched a few numbers, and want you to know how much YOU have done for the animals at CARE.
- Since 2009 (TFF's first year), con attendees have given over $200,000 dollars to the animals at CARE.
- In all of those years, you have helped us take care of over 100 precious animals, that may not have had the incredible home they have if not for you.
- Since you began supporting us, we have been able to take in 46 animals - animals that may not have had anywhere else to go if you hadn't been so giving year after year.
- All of those donations have gone towards new enclosures, toys, housing, veterinary bills, houses, ramps, platforms, equipment, supplements, and so much more!
That is pretty incredible stuff. We have said it for years...we truly believe this con has the most warm, generous, kind, and caring attendees out there...we would not be here, doing what we do, without you. We thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for every single dollar you have entrusted us with.
We are excited to spend some virtual time with you this year, to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. We ask you once more to please give to the animals we all love. Every dollar counts, and we mean that!
We hope this year's con is all you could hope for. We know it will be a blast!! We'll see you...during our Oceanic Adventure!
All our love,