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Conservators' Center's Fundraiser:

Protect our Animals from the Impact of Bird Flu

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BENEFITING: Conservators' Center

THE STORY:

The Conservators Center is a conservancy for exotic animals in Burlington, North Carolina. This nonprofit organization is home to over 80 animals representing about 20 species—which includes 25 lions, tigers, and leopards. The staff, volunteers, and community surrounding these animals are wholly committed to their care and wellbeing.

In 2014, the Conservators Center fed over 50 tons of chicken to its animals, representing 70% of their diets. However, in 2015, the organization is experiencing an unprecedented threat to its food supply: a highly pathogenic variant of avian influenza, or "bird flu."

This high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) strain is highly transmissible and almost always fatal to domestic fowl, and while the disease itself does not pose a direct threat to carnivores (a lion cannot “catch” the bird flu in its current variant, though strand evolutions are possible)—the Conservators Center is seeing a sharp decline in its food supply as chicken processing facilities quarantine their operations to prevent the spread of the virus.

This has forced the Conservators Center to invest in costly dietary alternatives for the carnivores who call the Conservators Center home.

Learn more about HPAI's potential effect on the Conservators Center and its operations. 

Click here to donate via PayPal. 

Please send all checks to P.O. Box 882, Mebane, NC, 27302. Be sure to write “Bird Flu” in the memo line to make sure your donation is properly allocated.

All money raised to prepare for this threat will be spent training staff, securing safe food supplies, and purchasing equipment to assist in navigating this challenging situation. However, if the Conservators Center is fortunate enough to avoid the worst effects of HPAI in 2015, all remaining funds raised for preparedness efforts will be reallocated to the Center's Animal Care Fund for ongoing animal-care needs (food, animal keepers, routine maintenance to residents’ habitats, and the ongoing development and procurement of items to enrich their lives).

Please give what you can to this critical cause. Just $10 can help the Center's animal residents from the impact of avian influenza in North Carolina. 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,585

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

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    $50

  • Bev Kirkman & Catherine Lord

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Phil Hollar

    $25

  • Joy Saleeby

    $25

  • Lydia Spitzer

    $50

  • R & T Johnson

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Phil Wineinger

    $100

  • Katy Lipkus

    $15

  • Jordan Arens

    $35

  • Leanne Arens

    $100

  • Deanna Boone Domres

    $10

  • Thorina Sievenpiper

    $20

  • Anthony and Joy Leviner

    $25

  • Julia Boldt

    $20

  • Tom Pugh

    $500

  • Kelly Buynitzky

    $20

  • thekim

    $100

  • Holly Shepard

    $300

  • Damon Geisler

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

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2% Raised of $80,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Damon Geisler

Damon Geisler

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Holly Shepard

Holly Shepard

DONATION: $300

In memory of Tonka, Maggie and Ugmo. 2 years ago

thekim

thekim

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kelly Buynitzky

Kelly Buynitzky

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Tom Pugh

Tom Pugh

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Julia Boldt

Julia Boldt

DONATION: $20

In Memory of my dad, David R. Boldt 3 years ago

Anthony and Joy Leviner

Anthony and Joy Leviner

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Thorina Sievenpiper

Thorina Sievenpiper

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Deanna Boone Domres

Deanna Boone Domres

DONATION: $10

3 years ago