Carlie Clingan via Crowdrise
December 17, 2013
BENEFITING: Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary
ORGANIZER: Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary
EVENT: CrowdRise Holiday Challenge
Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary wrote -
Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit that provides a loving, forever home to abused, neglected and unwanted animals to include exotics and farm animals. We currently have approximately 1,500 animals with 100 different species. The cost to feed and care for our animals is approximately $33,000 per month.
Noah's Ark is experiencing a great deal of growth over the last few months and we are struggling to keep up with the demand. So rather than nail down one specific need, we have created "Our Christmas Wish" to raise money for a Nutrition Center for our animals as well as a few other needs. A Nutrition Center for our animals would help us provide a well balanced diet to all the animals in our care. We desperately need a large, commercial walk in freezer as well as refrigeration unit. This center will be about 10,000 square feet and house all of our dry goods as well as our produce and frozen items. Large companies often will donate food to us for the animals and we actually have to turn it down at times because we have nowhere to store the food. Think of how many animals we could save if we just had a place to store the donated food in a safe and proper manner. The Nutrition Center would provide work space for the Keepers to prepare food as well as areas to cook food that is needed for some of our animals. This would be such a blessing to us and the animals here at Noah's Ark.
With Christmas coming, we hope to be able to gift the animals with some newer enrichment items. As you can imagine, large balls or bobbins don't last long in the paws of a predator. Animals need enrichment items to keep their minds active due to being in captivity. Busy paws and teeth make for happy animals.
Last but not least, it is that time of year when you think of giving back to those in need. Noahs' Ark is always in need of money to help feed and care for the more than 1,500 animals in our care. Won't you help in some small way to help these animals lead a happier, healthier, more enriched life?
Thank you so much from the family at Noah's Ark and have a very Merry Christmas!