Why Your Donation is Important
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Meet 4 our our residents at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. Their stories are why we exist.
Lucy and Goober (Black Handed Spider Monkey’s) came to the sanctuary in 2013. All of their teeth were removed by their original owners because they were afraid they would be bitten by their pet monkey’s. Now, vegetables and even some fruits, must be steamed to soften the food for eating.
Cinny (American Black Bear) came to the sanctuary May of 2020. She was confiscated by the Ohio Department of Agriculture from a private hunter that used Cinny as bait for training hunting dogs. Cinny has a roof on her habitat because she was taught to climb trees to escape the hunting dogs, and highly anxious and easily agitated. Cinny is treated daily with anti-anxiety medication and keepers spread out her food to encourage foraging to help reduce her pacing.
Africa (Lion) came to the sanctuary in 2015. Africa was bought to be a pay to play/photo with cub by Stapp’s Circle S Ranch, in Greensburg, IN. When she was injured during one of these events, she was put in a small steel cage with a concrete floor where she spent the next 3 years of her life. In 2015, the USDA ordered animals removed from the facility due to lack of care. When Africa arrived at our sanctuary, she was filthy, emaciated, had difficulty walking, could not step over objects, and screamed every time she tried to stand up. After weeks of proper diet, supplements, clean living and medical care, she has fully recovered and is like a new lion.
Each month, in addition to utility bills, habitat maintenance and building maintenance, our animals require over 1000 pounds of meat weekly, $2,000 a month for meds and veterinary care, over $200 per week for produce, and the list goes on.
Without the thoughtfulness and generosity of donors and the animal advocate community, the level of care the animals receive at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary would not be possible.
Encouraging Natural Behaviors
Wildlife belongs in the wild. When they can’t be returned to the wild, they deserve the highest quality welfare we can provide them in captivity. This means regular enrichment that encourages natural behaviors and keeps the animals healthy both mentally and physically.
Animal Toys – Paper towel and toilet paper tubes – Perfume – Cardboard boxes – Kitchen spices (non spicy) – Burlap sacks – Newspaper – Paper Lunch Bags – Firehose – Christmas Trees (live only)
Cinny loves playing with boxes and toys
Help Fill Our Commissary
Fruits: Applesauce – Grapes – Apples – Melons- Watermelons
Vegetables: Avocados – Lettuce – Pumpkins
Misc: Shelled Peanuts – Peanut Butter – Greek Yogurt (plain, vanilla, blueberry)
Meat: Frozen fish, beef, venison, poultry, and dried insects
- Meat-Frozen (venison, poultry, beef, and pork) As long as it is well wrapped, less than 2 years old, not freezer burned, and is not seasoned, smoked or cooked. Please arrange donation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 260.636.7383.
- We also accept grocery store gift cards
Africa on the prowl and ready for dinner
Everyday Basic Needs
For Animals and Sanctuary
Paper Towels – Simple Green concentrated cleanser – Toilet Paper – Postage Stamps – Water softener salt – Fuel Gift Card – Masks – Disposable Medical Grade Nitrile Gloves (size M)
Lucy appreciates all of the care and respect Black Pine Animal Sanctuary gives her