Animal Care Center Update:
The pandemic continues to teach us patience and flexibility. This summer we had the last zoning hearing for the new Animal Care Center and the building permit secured. We were excited to finally break ground before the cold weather set in.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has decreased the supply chain for many construction materials, including wood and concrete, two key components of our new building. Lumber costs increased by 30% with no guarantee from lumber yards that they could even get all the supplies needed since many are at a first-come, first-serve basis. They also won’t guarantee the current price if there is a back order.
We’ve decided to see what work we can get done this season at the bid price (septic, excavation, tree removal) and wait until spring for the final build-out in hopes market prices come back in line. We feel this way, we’re being the best stewards of committed funds.
This also gives us time to modify any plans to ensure each and every space is COVID compliant. We know we’ll be living in a new world from when the building was originally designed.
Before arriving at the sanctuary, a tiger like Mohan only knew crippling pain. He’d suffered for years without the medical care he so obviously needed. But that changed once he arrived here.
Mohan’s customized pain management plan costs over $1,200 a month. But it’s worth it to see Mohan play with toys, chuff as he walks along the fence, and nap in the shaded grass. His medical story also helps other tigers with similar conditions live a more comfortable life now.
When you donate TODAY, you donate life!
What will your life-saving donation towards our new Animal Care & Education Center provide?
- An intake exam for a rescued tiger beginning his new life at the sanctuary.
- Life-saving quarantine space for new rescues in need.
- Emergency surgery for current residents, like leopard Shadow.
- Training of future wild animal caretakers, veterinarians and veterinary technicians through our surgery viewing room, providing better lives for all animals.
- The possibility of saving a struggling wild cat in another facility by easily accessing our medical treatments and case studies.
- Inspiring a student to dedicate her/his life to save wildlife through our distance learning lab.
- Motivating legislatures to put an end to the exploitation of big cats through our advocacy programs.
Your gift TODAY does so much more than just saving a single life. It will continue to save lives for years to come.
With roadside zoos and other facilities impacted by the pandemic, I know we’ll see an influx of big cats needing medical attention and a forever home. This important project allows us to say YES now and provide medical care far into their geriatric years.
Please make your life saving gift today when it will go twice as far! Tigers like Mohan know compassion now because of those like you. And there are so many others who deserve that, too. Thank you for giving them this chance.
Gifts of $300 or more get included in the TWS Time Capsule!
How many people can say they’ve personally contributed to a Time Capsule? Now, you can!
What message do you have for those in the future? Who would you like fondly remembered then? How have animals, and those you’ve helped rescue, changed YOUR life?
Once your gift is processed, we’ll send you an email to submit a letter-size document (front and back) with whatever text or photos you’d like to preserve for future generations.
Your letter will be transferred to archival paper, placed in a sheet protector, and put into the Time Capsule in our Animal Care Center, to be opened in 2030.
Thank you for helping leave a human legacy!
Any donations received above the project costs will be used for daily care of the cats and operations of the sanctuary.
Founding Member & Sponsorship Giving Levels
There are still many naming and sponsorship opportunities available! Feel free to email me at [email protected] or read more below.