The Issue: Animal Enrichment Requires Extra Resources
Wildlife Survival Sanctuary cares for exotic animals in a sprawling near-natural habitat. The all-volunteer staff takes in zero administrative costs, and they depend on public support to provide these animals with food and enrichment toys. Keeping the animals well-fed and mentally stimulated helps ensure they have long, healthy lives.
The Campaign: Providing Food and Activities for Exotic Animals
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Wildlife Survival Sanctuary to provide food and enrichment toys for all the animals that call the sanctuary home. For every $50 raised, the organization can fund one month of food and various enrichment toys for all of its animals. The trainers use scents, toys, and puzzles to keep the cats mentally stimulated and prevent boredom.
Wildlife Survival Sanctuary
At Wildlife Survival Sanctuary, the volunteers treat the resident rescued animals like family. Every day, they provide toys for several exotic species including tigers, iguanas, and potbelly pigs, along with special nutrients for a 26-year-old geriatric leopard. These enrichment activities ensure the animals remain mentally stimulated at all times, preventing boredom. And because the animals never come in direct contact with the public, they can make this sanctuary their home without fear of being poked or prodded. Different species each have their own oversized habitats across the 10-acre campus, where they receive plenty of affection as they live out their lives.