Spring has officially sprung at the sanctuary! Tigers watch with great anticipation as pools are delivered. Santana Serval enjoys a gentle shower from a keeper’s hose. Two owlets peer from their nest, high up in a tree by our main building. Sweet scents of jasmine and honeysuckle waft in the breeze. And… ugh, fire ants are mounding along tour paths, vines are spiraling up enclosures and Rajah Tiger has such a jungle he can’t find his denbox. We welcome you to come out and pull weeds, but we could also use some equipment and supplies to get things cleaned up. Can you help?

Wild Cat Cool Down

The animals love basking in the sun, but they also need a good cool down. Here are some things that make that possible.

These make great icepops. Bloodsicle, anyone?

These hose valves make filling up tiger pools a snap.

Grass whips enable us to ensure animal safety during marathon cat naps in the shade.

Lowes Gift Cards are a great way to fill in the missing pieces for enrichment and daily care of the animals. 

Out in the Sanctuary

Between the high grass, fast-growing weeds and fire ants, the sanctuary can get unruly. Here are some items to tame the jungle.

The best fire ant prevention? Orange oil and Dawn dish soap!

Added to orange oil, this makes an all-natural, animal-friendly fire ant prevention

Perfect for tight spaces

Help us get a bit of height for clearing vines off enclosures

The Dirt Dog’s box blade gives us the ability to spread gravel, grade and level land to make tour paths easier to traverse.

A push mower is perfect for small areas

Safety is key for volunteers and staff

Enclosures get built quicker with a little electric help

All of the work in the Sanctuary is completed using vehicles that have been donated to us.  They haul, tow, and move food, people, mulch, cement, and so much more!  We are always looking for donated trucks and large vehicles (SUVs).  They do not need to be road worthy and we are happy to work with “quirky” vehicles.  If you have a vehicle that you would like to donate, please email us!

We know that some of these items are not as exciting as others, but they all help us take care of the animals during the hot summer months.  The staff and volunteers work diligently to keep everyone safe and cool throughout the heat and we simply couldn’t do it without your support.  

With great thanks from Anthony Leopard, Carolina Tiger, Nakobi Cougar, Ranger Bobcat, Electra Caracal and Caprichio Tiger.