Operation Cool Cats is Back Underway
Now that CARE’s Fall Festival is at an end, we are going back to concentrate on our fundraiser that we started this summer.
CARE suffered catastrophic loss due to the record breaking heat and drought of 2011. The loss of trees, vegetation, water for wells and life made the summer of 2011 the most brutal time CARE has experienced.
Day after day we watched the cats try to stay cool in the 100+ degree temperatures. It was heartbreaking. The metal swimming pools were more like hot tubs. Intern and volunteer energies were placed fully on spraying the cats with cool water which was a constant drain on our limited water source and our manpower.
CAREgivers live in fear that every summer will be a repeat of 2011. As our cats get older, we are desperate to find solutions to protect them from the heat and harsh sun. In order to survive summers to come, we must focus on shade and concrete swimming pools. We need your help. Please consider a donation to CARE’s “Operation Cool Cats”. The total cost of the project will exceed $25,000.
At the completion of the project every cat will have more shade and a concrete swimming pool (some with running waterfalls) or misting system for those who do not like to submerse in water such as lions, cougars and leopards.
Consider sending a letter to friends or businesses that may be able to help CARE. The more people who know about CARE, the greater the chance that “Operation Cool Cats” will succeed. Click HERE to go to a letter we have already prepared asking for support. Please pass it on to any animal lovers you may know to educate them about the big cats of CARE and the plight of their sanctuary.
The time is now to open your heart. Please, take a few minutes and consider a gift to CARE today. Remember every penny counts and all donations are tax-deductible! Whatever you can give makes a difference. You may donate through our website at www.bigcatcare.org or via mail at the address listed below.
Finally, we invite you to come by our sanctuary and visit the cats whose lives you are improving. Someday soon you will be able to watch the cats play in the pools and enjoy the shade you helped provide.
Thank you very much for being a part of our CARE family and hope to see you soon!
Center for Animal Research and Education
245 County Road 3422
Bridgeport, TX 76426