Since 2003 the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary has cared for and looked after three prides of rescued lions. Over the years we have managed to overcome all the financial obstacles and have managed to secure funding to feed and care for the lions. However it seems that the growing international financial crisis has finally reached our sanctuary and to date very little funding has been secured from our various appeals to continue to feed the lions.
Unfortunately not being able to raise sufficient funding has resulted in SanWild running up feeding bills with our supplier hoping to secure donor funding for the lions. To date no positive feedback has been received from the various organizations to which funding appeals have been sent out.
At a trustees meeting yesterday a very difficult decision had to be made in the best interest of all the SanWild animals. The lions have been given another week and should we fail to raise funding by 28th February 2009, all the lions sadly will have to be euthanized as we will be left with no other option.
Unfortunately these animals cannot fend for themselves and their lives are in your and our hands. We have done what we possibly can, but now it will be up to the goodwill of other animal charities and individuals that will determine the future of our lions. SanWild can no longer afford to carry the financial burden alone and we need to find long term solutions as soon as possible and urgent action on the short-term.
We will put up a sponsorship page today with photographs of the various SanWild lions on our main website at www.sanwild.org . An on-line sponsorship option have been created on this website.
PLEASE GO TO THIS WEBSITE TO FIND OUT HOW TO DONATE AND HELP.