Can you help with any of these items?

Donations requested to replace and repair after storm damage

The Singing Dogs were safe inside their concrete den when the tree came down.

Hurricane Sandy took our lovely forest and turned it on our heads, bringing down dozens of trees on fences, pathways, aviaries, barn roofs and electrical wires.

After being closed during the week, the zoo reopens for the remainder off the season on Saturday, November 3.

Several volunteers are assisting with removal of the smaller limbs, branches and leaves and many people have voted for us in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, where we could be awarded up to $25,000. (You can vote once a day until November 24, no registration or account is necessary.)

Additionally, our community members have been kind enough to ask if we need anything – items that will help us replace what was damaged and get our animal homes back in order as quickly as possible. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. (501c-3).

Here’s a list of some of our “Most Wanted” donations:

  • Chain saws  – used and in working order greatly appreciated
  • Bypass loppers (for cutting up smaller branches)
  • Wooden poles
    • For railings and fence posts, 8′ long and 3-5″ in diameter are ideal
    • For supporting aviary nets and electrical wires, 12′-20′ long and 6-8″ in diameter are best
    • We had two special electrical poles snap in the storm. They held wires up over roads, high enough for delivery and transport trucks to go under. We need to replace two 22′ tall, 8″ diameter poles.
  • Chain link fencing. 8′ high in any length
  • Have food from your freezer or refrigerator that went a little… questionable? Bears, wolves and others aren’t so picky about that sort of thing. Put it in a strong plastic bag and drop it off.
      • Acceptable food include meats, stale bread and browned fruits and vegetables. If it smells sour or rancid, we can’t use it.
  • Cash donations will be used to replace some of the dry food that was ruined by the heavy rains, for example…
    • Bag of Primate Diet  – $35
    • 10 bales of hay (a one week supply for the giraffe)  – $50
    • Monetary donations can be made through our non-profit arm, Global Wildlife Trust. Click here to make an online donation.

Thank you for your support. We know there are many people who sustained damage to homes and property, and some losses were even worse. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

 

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