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Rescue Suzy and other elephants in India

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THE STORY:

Wildlife SOS wrote -

There are currently 67 elephants languishing in circuses in India that urgently need to be moved to elephant rehabilitation centers and camps. One of the circus elephants in need of immediate rescue is a female we’ll call Suzy (her name has been changed to protect her identity).

Suzy is blind and is suffering from bad health. She is chained all the time, standing in her own feces. Suzy’s mental and physical health status is very poor due to no regular exercise, no enrichment, and an unbalanced diet with poor nutrition. Although she is suffering, there is no veterinarian to help her.  

Wildlife SOS is now ready to take the first steps toward rescuing Suzy and ALL of the remaining circus elephants in India, in partnership with the government. 

In the first phase of this campaign we would like to rescue 17 elephants and we estimate it will cost us $1.876 million, or just over $110,000 per elephant. This amount will cover the legal cost, the investigation, the rescue and transport after rescue, and settling them in to our rescue centers. 

Our hope is to rescue Suzy, and others like her, starting in 2015.

Please give today to support this monumental effort, so that we can one day say that there are no more elephants suffering in India’s circuses. What a beautiful day that will be.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Wildlife SOS. 

$2,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jonathan Ward

    $100

  • Kate Farinholt

    $200

  • Betsy Rowbottom

    $50

  • Luz Sosa

    $50

  • Donna Powll

    $10

  • Christy Brown

    $50

  • David Ward

    $50

  • Chuck Olsen

    $35

  • Louise and Oscar Ward

    $200

  • Cynthia Salrizadeh

    $25

  • Nomi

    $100

  • Stephanie Seed

    $30

  • Christine Ward Giordani

    $25

  • Robert Turner

    $75

  • Viv

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Evelyn Garcia

    $20

  • Jeanie Preuit

    $10

  • Jon Ward

    $1,400

  • Terry Spina

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

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The Team: $145,157 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Wildlife SOS

Amount Raised

$134,619

 

122% Raised of $110,353 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Ward

Amount Raised

$2,550

Fundraiser Title

MaryJane Braide

Amount Raised

$1,190

 

119% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Belinda Ogley

Amount Raised

$1,055

Fundraiser Title

Meghan Treine

Amount Raised

$800

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Hurlburt

Amount Raised

$605

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Chistolini

Amount Raised

$410

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Maxine Blake

Amount Raised

$250

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Terry Spina

Terry Spina

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jon Ward

Jon Ward

DONATION: $1,400

3 years ago

Jeanie Preuit

Jeanie Preuit

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Evelyn Garcia

Evelyn Garcia

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Viv

Viv

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Robert Turner

Robert Turner

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Christine Ward Giordani

Christine Ward Giordani

DONATION: $25

Happy Holidays Jon! 3 years ago

Stephanie Seed

Stephanie Seed

DONATION: $30

3 years ago