In 1999, Founder Kari Bagnall chose Florida to be the home of our rapidly growing primate sanctuary due to its ideal subtropical climate. However, along with this climate comes the looming threat of tropical storms and hurricanes!
We’ve already experienced this devastation first-hand. In 2017, Hurricane Irma caused significant, extreme damage to the sanctuary – downed trees on habitats and runways, sinkholes, and damage to several buildings.
Due to the lack of a permanent, dedicated shelter for extreme weather, we were forced to house the residents in our offices, conference room, food prep area, and in our Medical Clinic, which pose significant challenges for the staff.
In the summer of 2018, we launched a campaign to purchase land and permanent hurricane shelters. The total cost of this project is $240,000. We are happy to report that because of the generosity of three foundations, we have received $210,000!
We only need $30,000 to complete this project. We have purchased land, and two shelter buildings, but we need one more building to complete this project.
This year is predicted to be much worse than 2018 – will you join us as we work to prepare for the 2019 hurricane season?
Donors will be acknowledged on a plaque. If you wish to remain anonymous, please check the box below your donation.