Mar 17, 2021

TWAS Project Update!

Aala exploring her Refuge habitat
Aala exploring her Refuge habitat

Thanks to your kindhearted support of the The Wild Animal Sanctuary's GlobalGiving project, "Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears", we have been able to continue our important mission of rescuing captive-bred large carnivores from situations of abuse and neglect, provide them with large-acreage habitats, and educate the public of their plights and the Captive Wildlife Crisis. None of this would be possible without people like you! For that, we are eternally grateful.
 
We'd like to regularly keep you updated with the goings-on at the Refuge, and how your donation has made a difference in the Animals' lives. Since our last emailed update, there have been a number of new occurences, including the construction of multiple "smaller" habitats ranging in size of 18 to 20 acres each.

These habitats are located between our large 243-acre Black Bear habitat and Alpaca barn, and are specifically designed to house rescued wolves. With natural topography such as trees, grass, water, and rocks, it's all that a wolf could dream of. These habitats offer space to introduce pairs to each other, and cultivate wolf packs. The first 11 wolves to call these habitats home have come from the failed GW Zoo, where they were kept in mostly pairs and as individuals. Thus, they will slowly be introduced into a pack, and live a lifestyle they were inteded to. Wolves are not meant to live alone or in pairs, and the Refuge aims to introduce them to their natural ways and provide them with a life of happiness.

There is so much more we'd love to share with you, so to learn more about the 11 rescued wolves (as well as many other exciting updates about TWAS and TWAR), please visit the link below to read our Spring 2021 Newsletter! Thank you again for your generosity and love for the Animals.

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Feb 23, 2021

TWAS Project Update!

Amitola the Tiliger
Amitola the Tiliger

Thanks to your kindhearted support of the The Wild Animal Sanctuary's GlobalGiving project, "Help over 600 Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears", we have been able to continue our important mission of rescuing captive-bred large carnivores from situations of abuse and neglect, provide them with large-acreage habitats, and educate the public of their plights and the Captive Wildlife Crisis. None of this would be possible without people like you! For that, we are eternally grateful.

 

We'd like to regularly keep you updated with the goings-on at the Sanctuary, and how your donation has made a difference in the Animals' lives. Since our last emailed update, there have been a number of new occurences at both the Sanctuary and the Refuge. One of which being the rescue of 17 big cats from the clutches of an abusive exotic animal facility in Indiana, called Wildlife In Need. This is a monumental rescue, as it is a stepping stone in the shut down of a true "Tiger King" villain, Tim Stark.

 

Amitola (pictured above) is one of 17 Ligers, Tigons, Liligers, and Tabbies the Sanctuary rescued from Tim Stark's Wildlife In Need in Indiana. This location is notorious for its breeding practices and cub petting, all for profit and greed. All of the rescued animals were "homed" in tightly-packed, dirty cages, where they had poor nutrition and were wildly neglected. They were utilized for breeding after they were no longer cute, cuddly cubs that could be used for photo opportunities. This location is one of many that participates in such barbaric practices. However, after a long fight, they were forced to relinquish their animals. This was when TWAS was called to rescue the big cats in dire need of saving.

Amitola now lives with two other Tiligers, Adamma and Bennett, where she will live the rest of hers days in peace, with acres of land to roam and explore. She, amongst the other rescues, is being given a second chance at life. The Sanctuary is honored to be able to provide all that they deserve.

 

There is so much more we'd love to share with you, so to learn more about Amitola and her friends (as well as many other exciting updates about the Sanctuary), please visit the link below to read our Winter 2020 Newsletter! Thank you again for your generosity and love for the Animals.

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Nov 23, 2020

TWAS Project Update!

Dillan the Asiatic Black Bear
Dillan the Asiatic Black Bear

Thanks to your kindhearted support of the The Wild Animal Sanctuary's GlobalGiving project, "Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears", we have been able to continue our important mission of rescuing captive-bred large carnivores from situations of abuse and neglect, provide them with large-acreage habitats, and educate the public of their plights and the Captive Wildlife Crisis. None of this would be possible without people like you! For that, we are eternally grateful.
 
We'd like to regularly keep you updated with the goings-on at the Refuge, and how your donation has made a difference in the Animals' lives. Since our last emailed update, there have been a number of new occurences at both the Sanctuary and the Refuge. One of which being the construction of a new large-acreage habitat at the Refuge for our infamous, overweight, and charismatic Asiatic bear friends, Dillan and Lily.
 
Dillan and Lily both came from similar "living" situations, where they were kept in tiny, cramped, concrete cages, and were fed only unhealthy scraps, which lead to morbid obesity. While their histories are tainted with sadness, their present day lives at TWAS are full of happiness and relaxation (also some major weight loss!). They were placed in a habitat together due to their uncanny similarities, and have been the best of friends ever since. While they are thriving at the Sanctuary, there is great opportunity for more room to roam and be free together at the Refuge, where they will have a custom-built, large-acreage habitat just for them. We are elated to transport them to their new home in the near future, and to continue sharing their success story/updates with the world.
 
There is so much more we'd love to share with you, so to learn more about Dillan and Lily (as well as many other exciting updates about TWAS and TWAR), please visit the link below to read our Fall 2020 Newsletter! Thank you again for your generosity and love for the Animals.

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