Videos of our animals are featured on the Tiger and Lion pages.
SAFE HAVEN'S NAME CHANGE
Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary has recently changed its name from Safe Haven Rescue Zoo, to reflect our mission more accurately. The use of the word "zoo" created confusion, as we have never been and never will be a zoo. Note that we are not changing our mission, but rather changing our name to ensure that our status as a sanctuary is clear to present and prospective supporters and visitors.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT OUR WILDLIFE
Safe Haven is initiating a capital campaign to raise funding to construct a large (one to two acres) bear enclosure. We have received many bear placement requests and want to be "rescue-ready" for future requests. Because bears are climbers and diggers, special containment measures are required, increasing the cost of the enclosures.
Once again Safe Haven is taking part in Giving Tuesday on December 1. This online fundraiser—which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday—is hosted by Razoo as a day to give back after two days of shopping. More information will be available as the date approaches.
And a little wildlife news: Safe Haven has accepted a 5-yr old male white tiger. Photos soon!
MAJOR GRANTS FOR NEW POOLS
IFAW has posted a wonderful video of Carli and Lily's introduction to their new pool—and it has gone viral with a million and a half hits! The story has been picked up by media worldwide. See Susan Skorupa's article in the May 25th Reno Gazette-Journal.
Early in 2015 IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) granted $10,000 toward the construction of five in-ground pools for our big cats—then Newmont Mining matched that award with an additional $10,000! On March 27, a representative from NV Energy visited us and brought a check for $5,000 for the same project. Almost all the pools have been completed; Gage has been very reluctant to move into his lockout to allow us to finish his..
Tigers love water, and these 22x28-ft. pools are a tremendous improvement over the 8-ft. troughs that were previously used in each enclosure. The pool project is another green initiative in addition to our solar power. Our plans include recycling the pool water to start grassy areas in the enclosures, which will be a wonderful replacement for the hard soil that is natural to our area.
OTHER SAFE HAVEN NEWS
Lily and Carli's rescue was 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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