The Creature Conservancy is a nonprofit community-based organization that needs your help right now!
The majority of our wild animals are rescued; mostly former exotic pets, like Tulip our Red Kangaroo, along with many injured wild animals, like Quinn our Bald Eagle. In total, we care for more than 80 species and over 300 individual animals.
Aside from donations, the entirety of The Creature Conservancy's revenue has disappeared due to the coronavirus shutdowns. No more class field trips, no private tours, no income from admission fees, no gift shop sales. We've had to cancel our seasonal childrens' camps and several special events, including a spring fundraiser that the Columbus Zoo was planning for us.
We've had to reduce our staffing level to less than half, and our 85 person volunteer team is staying home in accordance with current government reccomendations. Even if conditions normalize by summer, which is increasingly less likely, our annual revenue stream will decrease significantly. Before this crisis, we ran a lean operation, but after making as many cuts as possible, our budget is still projected to fall at least $100,000 short due to the impacts of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, our organization's recently established emergency fund is already depleted. We are in very real need of financial support to survive these circumstances.
It would be tragic for animals, like Al the alligator whose rescue literally started the Conservancy, to lose the best home they have ever had. It also would be tragic to be forced to permanently terminate our wildlife educational programming and animal advocacy work.
Your donations will help provide the necessary funds to care for the animals now and, in the future, will contribute to the continuation of our educational community outreach programs.
PLEASE DONATE NOW!
Thank You ~
The Creature Conservancy