BENEFITING: WILDLIFE WAYSTATION INC
EVENT DATE: Jul 04, 2012
HOURS PLEDGED: 5
The Wildlife Waystation began in 1976 and was the United States' first exotic animal sanctuary when it took in research apes from NYU when their government grant ended and the animals had no where to go.
The non profit's sole mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, relocate and provide sanctuary to wildlife and exotic animals from around the world. Since its inception, more than 76,000 animals have been cared for by the Waystation and is currently home to 400+ lions, tigers, panthers, apes, and more.
Many of the animals being cared for have been rescued from individuals who acquired the animals through the black market thinking they would keep them as pets. As such, several animals have physical or metabolic issues due to improper care, nutrition, etc.
None of the animals at the Wildlife Waystation are able to be accepted by the International Zoo system due to their black market status and physical issues.
The daily costs to feed, care, and stimulate these animals is enormous so any amount raised is greatly appreciated.
The Wildlife Waystation is unfortunately not open for public tours right now but it is available for private parties, fundraisers etc where tours are provided making for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see exotic animals while doing good at the same time.