BARRICK TURQUOISE RIDGE VOLUNTEER DAY
On June 21, several Barrick Turquoise Ridge employees and their families came to Safe Haven to help with a variety of projects on behalf of Safe Haven's recent arrivals—our lions Kovu and Ifaw, Canadian lynx Kiki, and our new African serval.
Below, volunteer welders Gary and Dusti work on new lockouts for African lions Kovu and Ifaw.
Volunteering at Safe Haven is a family affair! At right, Tynia, Eddie, and their three children construct the wagon base to which one of the lockouts will be welded.
Below, fencing panels are raised for the new enclosure for our most recent arrival, Canadian lynx Kiki.
At right, Tim, Derrick, and Mikka begin assembling the walls, base, and top for the insulated den that will be placed in Kiki's enclosure.
Below, a young volunteer gets creative while applying sealant to the den in the enclosure for our new African serval, Jasper. Later, we will create a cave-like structure over the den to further insulate it and protect it from fire. This den will also need supplemental heat for the winter.
At right, a shade cloth will provide much-needed relief for Jasper. Thanks to Jenette, Caillah, Jessica, and Cherise for their work on our new serval's den and furnishings!
COEUR ROCHESTER DONATES FIREBREAK
On June 18 Coeur Rochester provided two employees and heavy equipment to create a firebreak around Safe Haven's entire facility.
Volunteers Larry Dowd and Wayne Anderson spent their day off creating a 100-ft. wide firebreak that was about 2,500 ft. in length. Cindy Jones, Manager, had visited Safe Haven the week before and approved the project.
Without the participation of Coeur Rochester, this massive project would have taken us months to accomplish! We are very grateful to the company and to those who were personally involved in making this generous contribution for the safety of our human and animal residents.