Thank you to the team at Owens Companies Inc.

By | September 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm | No comments | Animal Care, Blog, Programs

OwensThank you to Richard, Rolland and Aaron of Owens Companies Inc. for donating their services and time to install the mechanics of the new walk-in freezer!!  We always encourage our supporters to use companies who give back!  Please think of Owens next time you need heating or air conditioning services.

We have upgraded from a 6 x 6 freezer to a 12 x 15 which will give us a lot more space to store food for the cats at The Sanctuary.

The simplest and most critical thing we can do to help the rescued animals in our care is to provide them with nutritious food. Many people assume that all the food provided at the Sanctuary is donated but that is not the case. We have to purchase raw meats every week for the wild cats. Their diets must also consist of muscle and organ meat, bones and vitamins.

This nutrition costs $75 a month or $900 per year just to feed one big cat at the Sanctuary. The most common form of abuse we encounter is malnutrition. In cases like Liberty, a cougar, this caused rickets from a calcium deficiency. Cats like Titan, a tiger, arrived with rotted teeth from an improper diet. But now they live a life where their very basic needs are met…a life where they can be wild at heart.

So you can see how important this new larger freezer will be to TWS.  Thank you from the board, staff and residents.

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