We want to be there for you when this is over!
Every year, we provide outreach education about animals (and of course reptiles in particular) to thousands of children and adults, through our outreach programs and exhibits. We provide valuable science content to an underserved area of Eastern Kentucky and beyond.
In addition, we provide venoms that are used in potentially life saving research in labs around the world. Some of our venoms are used for medical purposes currently.
Because of COVID-19, we have halted all of our educational activities. This means the income from those activities has also stopped. All of our focus is on keeping our animals healthy and cared for. Our dedicated employees are still working in this time to ensure the animals' well being.
We have cut every possible extra expense and are trying to operate as cheaply as possible. Yesterday we discovered we missed out on the Paycheck Protection Program, despite applying and submitting materials on the very day the application was made available by our bank. Without that help, we are facing a real financial crisis. Please help if you can, and share this if you can not.
GoFundMe will match up to $1000 in donations on this fundraiser linked to #GivingTuesdayNow, provided we have at least 10 donors. Double the impact your support will make by helping us out if you can!