Friday, July 9, 2010
By BK at 10:59 AM Almquist Family, bob cats, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Forever Wild, leopards, mountain lions, parrots, servals, tiger sancutary, venimous snakes, wildlife learning center, wildlife organizations No comments
Diablo is just one of many 'big cats' at the Forever Wild Sanctuary in California. What people don't understand is that these cats are meant to be in the wild. They think its "cool" to own a tiger, black panther, mountain lion, bob cat or even a lion. They think declawing will help to keep them safe, when all it does is create pain in these beautiful animals.
So you may be asking yourselves, Why is she writing about tigers?, right? Well let me tell you how I came across this sanctuary. I was sitting home with my children, and I don't know if any of you know Ty Pennington or not, but he is the host of Extreme Makeover, Home Edition.
Watch this touching video : http://www.movieweb.com/tv/TEJCaONKS6XPOJ/VIo34ooqhKqwrq
Did you know that Forever Wild goes through 300 pounds of meat in a day? The average 400 pound tiger eats 40 - 60 pounds of meat each day. That is a lot of meat. Can you just imagine how much that would cost? Especially for several large cats? The Almquist's never thought of costs, and often put their own needs aside to help these animals. This is a fabulous family with huge hearts among all of them. They just want to be able to give these animals a home, where they can be safe and live out their lives happy and loved.
So in an effort to create awareness, Forever Wild is a cause that I am proud to promote. Please join with me and help spread the word about this fantastic organization. Please note that they are non-profit organization, so they only get their funding through donations from people like you and me, and establishments willing to donate to their cause. A donation of any amount will help to feed a cat, build housing and supply medical needs. Even if you cannot donate, please, please help out just by spreading the word. Add the button I created for Forever Wild using their logo to your blog or website. Just by spreading the word and creating an awareness helps out and is greatly appreciated.
There are so many ways to donate and you can even adopt a cat, receiving adoption papers, pictures and more.
http://foreverwildexotics.org today for more information. Grab the button below or from my sidebar. Thanks for helping support this family and these animals.