Save the Trees/Save the Sanctuary--Fellow Mortals

A microproject by Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital
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Summary

Fellow Mortals provides care for 2,000 injured and orphaned animals every year. The final step in their recovery comes when they move from the hospital to habitats in the outdoor sanctuary. The sanctuary is set back from a busy road, and large trees keep the sanctuary quiet, peaceful and safe by buffering traffic noise, screening human activity and providing privacy. A transmission company is threatening to remove trees and vegetation, putting the wildlife in the sanctuary at risk of injury.
$920
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months active

Challenge

If the trees in the utility easement on the Sanctuary are removed, the quiet, peace and security of the Sanctuary where wild birds and mammals exercise and reacclimate to the wild environment before release will be destroyed. If this happens, we will need to raise in excess of $200,000 to relocate and rebuild outdoor habitats at another location. The link "News Story" in the Resources section below tells why we need your help.

Solution

After attempting with no success to negotiate with American Transmission Co. (ATC), which holds the easement, we were forced to resort to legal proceedings and were granted a Temporary Restraining Order which is in effect for 90 days. The legal fees are mounting and we have already spent over $20,000. Our attorneys believe we can win this fight, but it will cost more money. If we can fund this microproject, we can keep on fighting to Save the Sanctuary for the wild ones

Long-Term Impact

Fellow Mortals is more than a place; it is a living philosophy based on the belief that encouraging compassion in humans toward all life brings out the finest aspects of our humanity. Fellow Mortals provides an irreplaceable service to wildlife, as well as the opportunity to educate and inspire people in our communities how to live harmoniously with wildlife in their backyards. Fellow Mortals strives to continue to reduce the numbers of animals admitted through community outreach and education.

Resources

http:/​/​www.fellowmortals.org
News Story
Web Site
Fellow Mortals Facebook page
Fellow Mortals' Reviews on Great Nonprofits

Organization Information

Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital

Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.fellowmortals.org
Project Leader:
Yvonne Wallace Blane
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin United States

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This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

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