CARE 2020 Fundraiser will look a little different this year, but will still aim at raising awareness for animals in need and providing support for their long-term care.
BRIDGEPORT, TX, November 11, 2020 /Neptune100/ — The Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE), a non-profit that cares for over 50 exotic animals, is holding one of its largest fundraisers and community events virtually this year.
For the past 8 years, CARE celebrates the cooler weather of fall (the big cat’s favorite time of year) with an educational tour with plenty of toys and treats for all the animals and fun for visitors. It has always been a fantastic time for the North Texas community to come visit and learn about the animals and people travel from all over the country (and even from places as far as Australia) to watch tigers bob for pumpkins and lions destroy pinatas.
However, due to the pandemic, CARE has been closed to the public since early March. Lions, tigers and some of the other animals like the lemurs, can contract COVID-19 from people. The decision to not allow visitors to the facility has protected animals and staff but has impacted the non-profit’s funding over the course of the year.
This year, CARE is offering its fall event virtually so that people from all over the world can participate safely. There will still be plenty of fun for the animals and the public. While CARE welcomes and appreciates donations of any amount from event participants, a donation is not required. This year has been hard for so many, so if a financial gift to CARE is not possible, you may still enjoy the festival.
More information about viewing the event and donating is available at https://www.carerescuetexas.com/news-events/newsroom/overview.html/ar … l-festival.
The Center for Animal Research and Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education, research, rescue, and long-term care for exotic animals. Located on 22 acres in Bridgeport, TX. CARE currently provides a permanent home to over 50 animals including tigers, lion, cougars, leopards, serval, bobcat, lynx, ring-tailed lemurs, llamas, and a tortoise.
The animals of CARE come from a wide variety of places. Some of the animals were abused, abandoned, or bred to be the pets of private collectors before they came to the facility. Others were retired from performance acts, acquired from zoos which encountered financial difficulty, or taken in from other sanctuaries that reached their capacity. Regardless of an animal’s origins, they are all given tremendous love and world class husbandry when they find a home at CARE.
CONTACT: Heidi Krahn, CARE Executive Director
Center for Animal Research and Education