The Issue: Risks of Disease and Arthritis in Elderly Big Cats
When big cats such as tigers and lions age, they can face the same types of ailments that affect humans, such as disease, infections, and arthritis. Medicines and treatments can help the elderly cats regain their health, improving their quality of life.
The Campaign: Funding Medicines for Elderly Big Cats
If 36 people donate $10, then Survival Outreach Sanctuary for Wildlife can fund one month of medicines, vitamins, and arthritis treatments for its elderly big cats. Volunteers observe the elderly cats daily, keeping their enclosures clean and administering any needed medicines to improve their quality of life. Each additional $360 raised will fund the cats’ medicines, vitamins, and arthritis treatments for another month.
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Survival Outreach Sanctuary for Wildlife
Survival Outreach Sanctuary for Wildlife (SOS) provides permanent homes for exotic animals that were abandoned by their families or breeders or found injured in the woods. The volunteer-powered organization houses a variety of wild animals including wolves, big cats such as tigers and cougars, and Bosco, a white-faced brown lemur. Permanent residents live in large natural enclosures, and injured animals receive medical care and rehabilitation before returning to the wild. SOS volunteers also conduct outreach programs and distribute newsletters to inform people about protecting animals and the earth's biological diversity.