HELP RESCUED ANIMALS ENJOY WELL-BEING AND COMFORT FUND-A
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Care they need, love they deserve. Wouldn’t you like to partner with Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary to provide enrichment for rescued exotic and domestic animals?
Noah’s Ark cares about the mental health, physical health and wellness of its forever residents. Enrichment is about creating choices for animals so they feel more in control of their environment and can support their positive mental welfare and encourage natural behaviors in captive animals.
Baloo, American black bear, pictured here, was rescued with Leo, African Lion, and Shere Khan, Bengal tiger, by Noah’s Ark in 2001 after they were discovered by police officers in a basement of an Atlanta home during a drug raid. At only a few months old, all three cubs were frightened, malnourished, and infected with internal and external parasites when the Georgia Department of Natural Resources brought them to Noah’s Ark. In addition to treating them physically and providing them with a proper diet, the keepers ensured that Baloo and his friends were kept active, alert, stimulated and comfortable. Baloo is now 18 years old—that’s a lot of enrichment! You can see that Baloo loves his ball that is specifically designed to be safe fun for large exotic animals. And he loves his big Rubbermaid bathtub filled with toys!
Other enrichment activities are gym sets, large Rubbermaid tubs, feeder puzzles, hiding food to encourage foraging and multi-level decks for the primates, stainless steel skewers with fresh fruits for the parrots and primates, Kong toys, grapevine wreaths, large wicker baskets, structures for hiding (porcupines and foxes)……the options are numerous! But the cost of some of these items, like the gym sets and big balls for the bears and tigers is great.
It is important to provide a variety of enrichment to prevent boredom and frustration. The funds required to provide this much needed component of their care can be significant. Like Baloo, most of the rescued animals at Noah’s Ark will spend their remaining days in peace at a place that truly cares for their well-being. Baloo is our champion for this year’s campaign to raise money to help care for all of our very special residents at Noah’s Ark, which include big cats, wolves, primates, hoof-stock, parrots, reptiles and more, many of which were severely abused or abandoned before their arrival to the sanctuary.
We ask you to partner with us to help these precious animals at Noah’s Ark by donating toward our $10,000 goal that will be designated specifically for the care of our rescued animals that are fortunate enough to make it to Noah’s Ark. The donations will be used to pay for a continuous variety of enrichment toys/activities and other animal-related costs for their well-being and comfort. I would appreciate it so much if you would donate toward the care of these creatures that cannot take care of themselves so that they can enjoy their remaining years in peace, comfort, and the best health possible. Be sure to designate your donation to Animal well-being and comfort.’ Donations made in the United States are tax deductible.
Baloo enjoying his bath: www.bing.com/videos/search?q=video+baloo+noah%27s+ark&&view=detail&mid=8E00AE52E8985324B14B8E00AE52E8985324B14B&rvsmid=C3BC02988528DE868B77C3BC02988528DE868B77&FORM=VDRVRV
Important links for Noah’s Ark: www.noahs-ark.org, https://www.facebook.com/NoahsArkAnimalSanctuary/, https://twitter.com/noahsarkclub, https://www.instagram.com/noahsarkclub/