A lifetime of suffering in the circus takes its toll. When ADI empties the cages and helps enforce national laws to end a whole industry, the animals saved require lifelong care and veterinary attention to deal with their physical and psychological damage.
At the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, we are currently caring for 42 lions and tigers, all bar one rescued from circuses in South America. Most have been cruelly mutilated through declawing. Many came into our care with broken teeth, dental treatment relieving them of years of pain. Others require ongoing medication and supplements to deal with health conditions caused through inbreeding and the long-term effects of their past abuse, confinement, and deprivation. To provide this, and to give these animals who have suffered so much the best possible life, we are reliant on our supporters and the public.
This GivingTuesday – a global day of generosity taking place on December 1st – can you donate $10 / £8 for a Ticket To Thrive to care for one of our rescued animals for one day? You can do so through our dedicated donate page (for the UK click here) or our GivingTuesday Facebook fundraiser.
The pandemic is having a devastating impact on the donations and grants we rely on. With your help, we can raise the funds needed to care for and feed our animals to the end of the year and, if we can, into the New Year.
Other ways you can help
● Set up a GivingTuesday Facebook fundraiser of your own! Get your friends, family, and colleagues involved and be in with a chance of receiving an ADI Animal Rescue Pack. Whoever raises the most through their fundraiser will receive a gift animal adoption, 2021 ADI Animal Rescue Calendar, ADI Rescuer t-shirt and Lion Ark DVD. Get started here.
● Spread the word. Share our Giving Tuesday social media posts and help us reach our goal.
● Join the ADI email list to keep informed of rescue/sanctuary news and Stop Circus Suffering campaign actions.
● In the US, ask your representatives to support TEAPSPA (Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act) to prohibit the use of wild animal acts nationwide.
Thank you for your support and helping animals saved from circus suffering thrive in our care.