We Need Your Help! Recently, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has implemented stricter regulations regarding the enclosure requirements for certain animals in wildlife sanctuaries and education programs such as ours.
Many of our animal ambassadors, all who are non-releasable to the wild, reside in our outdoor Wildlife Education Center. This Center allows the members to have lessons about wildlife, conservation, plants and wildlife enrichment. We are USDA and DEC licensed and required to follow specific regulations in providing the care and enrichment to the animal ambassadors.
The deadline is June 1st, 2021 and if upgrades are not completed by then, we will be forced to rehome 7 of our animal ambassadors pictured above. These animals have been hand-raised by our staff and program members since they were babies. To lose these animals would not only be stressful and traumatic to the animals, but to our staff and members as well.
Our wildlife education programs have been halted due to the COVID pandemic and are not expected to re-open at the same level. The donations we received from these programs helped to support the cost of food and care of our wildlife ambassadors. Without these programs, and the loss of our other program funds we are really struggling to financially support the care of the animals. We are working hard to fundraise to maintain their daily care but have no funds to put towards the new mandates the DEC is calling for.
What Can You Do To Help? We are looking for people and businesses to sponsor the cost of a new, customized Animal Ambassador Habitat.
Your contribution is tax deductible.
HABITAT SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
Funky Fox Sponsor
As A Funky Fox Sponsor ($500-$1000) You Will Receive:
• 2 Invitations to our VIP Open House planned for the Summer of 2021
• Your name/business listed on our sponsor board at Wildlife Education Center Gate
• Your name/business listed as sponsor on our website
• Your name/business listed as sponsor in press releases to the community
• Your name/business recognized on our social media posts
Loyal Lynx Sponsor
As A Loyal Lynx Sponsor ($1,500- $3,000) You Will Receive:
Everything in a Crazy Like a Fox Sponsorship PLUS….
• 4 Additional Invitations to our VIP Open House planned for the Summer of 2021
• Your name/business recognized at WHAM13 and Finger Lakes Radio Appearances
• Your name/business name on the animal enclosure sign/plaque
Wildlife Rockstar Sponsor
As a Wildlife Rockstar Sponsor ($3,500+) You Will Receive:
Everything in a Loyal Lynx Sponsorship PLUS….
• 4 Additional Invitations (10 total) to our VIP Open House planned for the Summer of 2021
• 4 Complimentary Passes to our next Wine & Dine with Wildlife zoom event!
• A Complimentary 1 hour Wildlife Education Program in our Wildlife Education Center or at your place of business (valued at $300)
General donations toward our Wildlife Education Center improvements are also greatly appreciated!