2017 End Of The Year Wrap-Up
December 26, 2017
This past year was filled with many accomplishments and celebrations. We’ve spent the year building habitats, rescuing animals, giving daily care and enrichment to 100 animals, celebrating our 25 years of rescuing, hosting an intern reunion, and trying out new technology. This year we’ve saved lives, but we’ve also had to say goodbye to some of our beloved older animals. As with any rescue facility, we only have a limited amount of time with the animals we care for; death is part of the circle of life and cycle of rescuing.
Our 2017, ended on a very high note, we were notified that we have received our Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Accreditation after working on it for five years. A GFAS Accreditation tells the world, and supporters, that Turpentine Creek meets the highest standards of care for the animals that we rescue. We are proud to earn our place as a GFAS sanctuary and we will continue to strive to better ourselves and go above and beyond the requirements to make sure that Turpentine Creek can give the animals in our care the best lives possible in captivity.
As we look forward to 2018, we know that next year will be even better than this year. We’ve already begun making plans for some events happening in 2018 and all we can say is “stay tuned!” Next year is going to be a fun and eventful year. We’re planning on starting an advocacy program, kicking off our new Visitor Education Center fundraising, building habitats, having grand openings for our two big bear habitats, rescue calls, and MORE!
It is only with your help that we can do what we do. Your donations are what keep Turpentine Creek running and give us the ability to do what is necessary to not only care for the animals but make improvements so that we can give them better lives and meet the higher care standards of groups like GFAS. Please donate and help make 2018 the best year yet!
Donations made the last quarter of the year make up 20-40% of our annual donations. Donating now not only helps you (with tax deductions) but helps us make plans for what we will do in the upcoming year. You can make a donation now and set up monthly recurring donations for 2018 to make your donation even more impactful. Monthly donations help us make plans so that we know how many animals we can care for, and if we have the money/room for more animal rescues. As a 501(c)3 non-profit your donations are tax deductible. Our donations go to helping care for the animals. Donate now and help us help them.