We are a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue and sanctuary currently located in Ames, IA. Our current mission is to rescue and rehab tortoises in need. However, our current setup is a bit cramped, as we run the rescue out of our home! We are ready to expand and move into a facility the rescue can call its own. We also plan to expand our rescue efforts to other exotic / small pets (anything besides dogs/cats or farm animals). We could expand to help other animals such as water turtles, snakes, lizards, geckos, ferrets, chinchillas, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, rats, gerbils, or birds. The possibilities are endless... We would be asking for local volunteers to lead the rescue in these other animal groups (just like we are the tortoise experts, we would be looking for people passionate and experienced with these other unique pets). So, this will be very much a community effort that everyone can enjoy.
What can you expect to see for the new rescue facility? We are technically a sanctuary for animals as well, so you can expect to see some of the same critters each time you visit, so you can get to know the animals personally over time! We would initially have 30+ tortoises, some of which are pictured here! And we would hopefully expand to all sorts of animals so visits will be exciting to all. Some animals would be open to adopt so visits may also include adoption appointments.
We need at least $8,000 by Fall 2020 to move forward with this plan, with goals to be open to the public by Spring or Summer 2021. And the more funding the better! We are super excited for the potential! Thank you for considering donating to our cause!
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