A glimps into the world of wildlife rehabilitation…the world through a rehabber's eyes.

financial frustration

I spend a good portion of my time soliciting donations through this blog. I hate having to do it, but there is just not any funding available for the work that we do. We are a non-profit with no funding provided to us except through donations from amazing, wonderful people like you.

Most of this comes out of our own pockets, and there is never enough. The staff that come out here and work their tails off every day do so in a volunteer capacity. As much as I hate asking for money, and as much as I am sure you hate hearing about it, right now, crosstimbers could really use some support.

More and more kittens are coming in. Our formula supply is literally a partial container left over from last season that we pulled out of the freezer. We have not had enough donations to buy a new container, and we are out of formula. Theo’s unexpected ransom of $600.00 did not help the situation any. We are desperately trying to raise $1,000 to cover the purchase price of Theo’s life, medical expenses, and bobcat formula. Some very kind supporters have donated $150.00 total through our causes page (a facebook app) http://www.causes.com/causes/577450-the-wildlife-center-at-crosstimbers-ranch?m=44782e4b today, but we have a long way to go to reach our goal.

As little as $5.00 through the donate button on this blog will be a huge step towards the much-needed finances we are trying to recoup. Through the provided causes link, the minimum donation is $10.00, if you could spare it, it would be an amazing help to an incredible group of hard-working people, and the incredible animals they work so hard for.

Right now, we have six baby bobcats that are nowhere near weaning, and more likely to come in. Our older babies are transitioning to raw diet, but the supplements that we add to their diet every day are pricey as well. If you have been following, you know that we are strongly considering moving to a less expensive property. Since I began keeping this blog, we have been exploring ways to continue keeping WCCR open. We are getting down to the wire, and starting to feel the financial burden we knew was coming. When we move, the initial finances needed will be quite large. We are looking at all new enclosures, at least five of them, at around $3,000 a piece. That is a total of $15,000 immediately, unless we can get some large quantity donations of rolls of wire mesh and pressure treated lumber pretty quickly.

The crosstimbers account is dry, and we are not sure how we are going to raise that kind of money in the time frame that we have left. For now, I am trying to raise this relatively small amount of $1,000 to help WCCR keep going for just a little while longer. If you want to be a part of something huge, and show your support for wildlife, conservation, and the natural world, and can spare it, any donations would be wonderfully appreciated.


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