This round, is dedicated to pulling The David Cook, for charity. I am all for that! Did I mention that she is brilliant? I have to admit, I had no idea who The David Cook even is! I think I am about the only person in the history of the world, that does not watch American Idol! All I can say is, I think that David Cook might want to brush his damn hair, as he looks like an idiot... Ok, that is only MY opinion. However, I will overlook the hair, in light of I hear he is big on giving to charity, so he cant be all bad..
I have decided to make my charity of choice Safe Haven Rescue Zoo.
Founded in 2000 in Il, Safe Haven Rescue Zoos mission was to serve the needs of wildlife displaced by habitat loss due to urbanization. Safe Haven Rescue Zoo also provides wildlife rescue, veterinary care, direct contact for emergency care, referrals to other facilities, and community support and education. Safe Haven Rescue Zoo cared for approximately 40 animals the first year, and by 2006 Safe Haven Rescue Zoo was caring for several hundred injured and orphaned animals every year. Safe Haven Rescue Zoo quickly outgrew the space they had, and have moved to 160 acres in Imlay, Nevada. The Safe Haven Rescue Zoo facility does not participate in any way with breeding, buying, selling, trading any of the animals in their care. Safe Haven Rescue Zoo does not hire them out to be gawked at.
I picked Safe Haven Rescue Zoo, because they are a truly deserving charity. Being in Imlay, a short drive from Winnemucca, my family has actually been there, and they tell me that Safe Haven Rescue Zoo really needs the assistance. Thankfully, the surrounding communities are willing to help sponsor Safe Haven Rescue Zoo.
Safe Haven Rescue Zoo is giving refuge, and safety, and security to animals that dearly need it. When I was researching Safe Haven Rescue, I found several news articles about Safe Haven Rescue.
Safe Haven Rescue Zoo gives guidelines for finding wild animals. A basic guide that will hopefully assist people in not trying to take wild animals and turn them into pets. They are not meant to be pets. It all comes down to contacting a wildlife rehabilitator, or wildlife vet. Not trying to take an animal from the wild, when Mom might be waiting for you to leave.
Safe Haven Rescue Zoo provides a permanent home for animals that cannot be re-released back into the wild, due to injuries, or having been confiscated as illegal pets. In residence right now, Safe Haven Rescue Zoo has a pair of cougars, three foxes ( which are available for sponsorship), a pair of bobcats, and the beautiful Siberian Tigers.
Currently, Safe Haven Rescue Zoo is working on a new expansion project, building a tiger enclosure. It will house a Siberian tiger, named Timber, that was rescued from a private facility in Washington. Safe Haven Rescue Zoo also has a female Siberian Tiger in residence, Choi-Hu, that was rescued from the same facility. They have one other tiger in residence, you can see him here.
I have found a way that makes it so very easy to give to such a deserving charity as Safe Haven Rescue. There is a search engine, that donates every time that you use it, and have it designated to give to Safe Haven Rescue Zoo.
Safe Haven Rescue Zoo makes sponsoring an animal very easy. It does not require Paypal to use. It would make a wonderful Christmas, or Birthday gift, for a friend or family member that loves animals.
These animals were never meant to be pets, or road side attractions. They were meant to be wild. To live their lives as nature saw fit. Until a human intervened. Took them, and tried to put them in a role they were not meant to be in, and unable to thrive in. I am grateful to the people at Safe Haven Rescue that are giving these animals a permanent place to live. Grateful that the people at Safe Haven Rescue Zoo care enough to make sure that they have as good of a life as they can possible give them. Not just spending their lives, watching through wire, laying in the dirt. Making sure that they are safe, well cared for, and healthy.
You can find out more about Safe Haven Rescue Zoo, on the Safe Haven Rescue web site, or for a quick look, the Safe Haven Rescue Zoo Facebook page. Or you can take a quick peek here, and see the animals.
If you live in the area, Safe Haven Rescue Zoo is always in need of volunteers. Currently, Safe Haven Rescue Zoo is looking for 2 wildlife interns, the information for that, is here. Or if you want to help in monetary ways, you can look here. Or, you can give them a call! If I was still in Winnemucca, I would be there every weekend!