Dear friends and fellow Animal lovers,
On behalf of the Animals, we are making an urgent plea for your help. This year, amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the wildfire season has come weeks early to Southern Oregon. This threatens the lives of those we care for at The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Animal sanctuary, wildlife refuge, and teaching center.
The Center provides dignity and lifetime care to abused and disabled Animal refugees. More than 50 furred, feathered, and shelled residents live at the sanctuary, including disabled endangered Desert Tortoises (some of whom are upwards of 80 years old), Rabbits, Turkeys, Chickens, and other farmed Animals.
The Animals at Kerulos are located in Oregon’s highest risk fire zone. They face the threat of dying on the very land that has helped rehabilitate them.
Numerous wildfires have broken out in our area since April. Additionally, the COVID-19 crisis has limited us to two people who can care for all the Animals, some of whom have significant, ongoing medical needs.
We urgently need a self-contained travel trailer and truck to transport, protect, and provide medical care for the Animals in the event of fire evacuation.
Funds will go toward their purchase and will enable us to transport sanctuary residents to safety and continue providing critical medical care. In off-season, the trailer will serve as a self-contained medical station for the Animals.
Your tax-deductible donation will help us to save lives.
Kerulos' philosophy that all beings are equal, all life is sacred, and we are one with all life is embodied in our care of Animals. With your help, we can keep them safe and out of harm’s way!
We understand that this is an exceptionally challenging time, creating unprecedented levels of need for humans and Animals alike. We—Animals and humans—thank you for reading this and for any support you can offer. Prayers and good thoughts are welcome, too—and we extend ours to you and your loved ones in these difficult times.
In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude for your support
• Donors of $50-$99 will receive your choice of an exclusive Stop Extinction mug or The Elephant Letters, Dr. Gay Bradshaw’s book for children.
• Donors of $100-$249 will receive a copy of Gay’s new book, Talking with Bears: Conversations with Charlie Russell—published in April!
• Donors of $250-$499 will receive Talking with Bears: Conversations with Charlie Russell, PLUS Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us About Humanity, which pioneered the field of trans-species psychology and led to the founding of The Center.
• Donors of $500 or more will receive Talking with Bears: Conversations with Charlie Russell, PLUS Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us About Humanity, which pioneered the field of trans-species psychology and led to the founding of The Center, PLUS Carnivore Minds: Who These Fearsome Animals Really Are.
With our deepest appreciation,
Dr. Gay Bradshaw, founder and executive director
Bob Gagliuso, Board president
Jeff Borchers, Stewardship Council
Kristin Flyntz, volunteer adviser
More About Kerulos & Meet the Sanctuary Residents!
Kerulos was founded with Dr. Gay Bradshaw’s discovery of African bull Elephants’ Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused by human violence. In 2006 the Tortoise and Hare Sanctuary was established, applying The 10 Principles of Being Sanctuary. This ground-breaking approach to providing sanctuary is one of the first in the nation to implement these progressive practices. Kerulos’ work with and care of Animals is a sacred and essential component of restoring the consciousness and culture of “We are all one" and provides a model for living that is inclusive of all. In addition to providing sanctuary, Kerulos' primary function is offering teaching and other tools for how to live in peace, health, and unity with Nature.
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