IFAW posted a wonderful video of Lily's first swim in Spring 2015—
and it has gone viral with 2,700,000 hits in a year!
Other videos of our animals are featured on the Tiger and Lion pages.
BUNKHOUSE PROJECT GRANTS
We are delighted to announce that we have already received three grants toward the construction of a bunkhouse for our interns. Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining have each awarded Safe Haven $10,000 for this project, and we have also received $5,000 from NV Energy and $2,500 from the Thelma B. & Thomas P. Hart Foundation.
This is a two-phase project, with a construction estimate of $75,000 for each phase. These grants have given us a great start on the funding for Phase 1. We hope to complete construction by the end of August 2017. The addition of the bunkhouse will help us develop our intern program and staff, enabling us to offer more tours and extend the scope of our outreach programs.
ANNUAL SPRING FUNDRAISER, MAY 14
Reserve your tickets and table sponsorships now for our 9th Annual Spring Fundraiser at the Winnemucca Convention Center on Saturday May 14. Table sponsorships are $350, and individual tickets are $35. Besides a wonderful dinner, activities include live and silent auctions, a Safe Haven video presentation featuring our amazing wildlife, live music, and more.
This is our largest fundraser of the year. Event proceeds support our wildlife rescues and our educational outreach programs.
We are inviting businesses to donate items for our live and silent auctions. Auction items so far include 49ers tickets, a Reno Air Race package for two, golf outings, resort packages, artwork and more.
Private tours will be available for event attendees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 13-15. For more information about tours, tickets, and auction donations please contact us by e-mail or call 775-538-7093.
This has been a sell-out event for the last two years, so order your tickets early.
The Biggest Little Fur Convention has again selected Safe Haven as their charity for their May 12-15 event at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno! This organization also chose us as their charity in 2014 and 2015, and we received very generous donations as a result. We deeply appreciate their support. Thank you, BLFC!
OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT OUR WILDLIFE
Safe Haven is initiating a Roam Free Forever Capital Campaign to raise funding for an additional 10,000-sq. ft. tiger enclosure and a one-acre bear enclosure. Because bears are climbers and diggers, special containment measures are required, so their enclosure will be particularly costly. Your donation to our "Roam Free Forever" campaign will help us raise $175,000 for the two enclosures. You may donate online or by mail.
Donate $500 or more to our Roam Free Forever Campaign, and your gift will be matched by Tigers in America (up to 50%). Make your donation online at Tigers inAmerica (put Safe Haven in the memo line so we get the matching funds), or mail your donation to: Tigers in America, 250 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10014.
SAFE HAVEN IN THE NEWS
An article by Kevin Loria in the March 2016 edition of Tech Insider features the dramatic rescue of a large number of tigers—including our Carli and Lily—lions, bears, farm animals, and domestic animals, from a failed sanctuary in New York. Safe Haven's executive director, Lynda Sugasa, was interviewed for this very informative story.
IFAW posted a wonderful video of Carli and Lily's introduction to their pool in Spring 2015—and it has gone viral with 2,700,000 hits in a year! The story was picked up by media worldwide. See Susan Skorupa's article in the May 25, 2015 Reno Gazette-Journal.
Lily and Carli's rescue was also featured in an article by Susan Skorupa in the September 22, 2014 edition of the Reno Gazette-Journal: "Tigers from NY find a home in Nevada."
Be sure to see Guy Clifton's article and lovely video in the March 19, 2014 edition of the Reno-Gazette Journal: "Big cats find a forever home in Nevada's high desert." We hope you'll be tempted to come to Safe Haven and see us for yourselves!
Safe Haven was also featured in the July/August 2013 issue of Nevada Magazine, with a beautiful cover photo of our Siberian tiger Gage. See the complete story here.
Nevada Magazine visited Safe Haven for the first time on July 28, 2012. The resulting article appeared in the front editorial section of the September/October 2013 issue. The magazine has also posted a YouTube video with footage from their visit.
ARTIST FEATURES SAFE HAVEN RESIDENTS
Safe Haven has an exciting partnership with wildlife and landscape artist Taylor Nichczynski of Henderson, NV. She has created and sold several portraits of Safe Haven's animals, with 40% of the purchase price donated for the care of our resident wildlife.
We are delighted that this noteworthy young artist has taken such an interest in our animals. For more information, see Taylor's biography and artist statement and her Facebook page. You may contact Taylor for more information about her Safe Haven paintings.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT SAFE HAVEN
To learn about our three-month and six-month internships, see the job listing posted by the American Association of Zoo Keepers.
Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary
P.O. Box 184
Imlay, NV 89418
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