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Thanks to the generosity of our supporters Leeloo has arrived at his place in the sun! On the 26th October 2016 he finally left Okinawa and arrived in good health at Fellow Earthlings in California, where he will live out his days, digging in the dirt besides his new meerkat family. This amazing centre is always in need of donations, so please feel free to donate here or head over to their website and make your donation.
A very sad & lonely meerkat who has been for sale & housed in a small glass tank in a pet store in Okinawa since 2014 needs our help to reach his place in the sun. Through the efforts of various concerned individuals in Okinawa, Leeloo's solitary confinement and plight has been brought to light and a wonderful home has been found for Leeloo at Fellow Earthlings Meerkat Sanctuary in California.
Our heartfelt thanks and eternal gratitude to Pam, Christopher and her amazing team for agreeing to help us, and for the ongoing support and motivation.
In order to give Leeloo the life he deserves we need to raise the funds to cover various costs including his release. Once he arrives in California the cost of his ongoing care & rehabilitation will be covered by the Wildlife sanctuary. LUFTHANSA has generously offered to fly Leeloo to California at no charge.
It should be stated that we do not believe in nor have any desire to support the sale of Exotic Pets, however at the risk of Leeloo spending the rest of his days in these awful conditions our only option is to purchase him! After explaining what our mission is, the petstore has agreed to reduce the price of Leeloo by almost 50% and agreed that they will not bring in anymore Meerkats for sale.
Any excess funds raised will be donated to Fellow Earthlings to assist with the ongoing care of Leeloo. Thank you for caring...
Leeloo arrives in CaliforniaUpdate posted by Gail Lynette Iwata at 04:30 am
26th October 2016: once again thank you to everyone who supported this amazing rescue, I couldn't have done it without your generosity! ️Leeloo has arrived safely in California and is currently en route to Fellow Earthlings sanctuary. Once they are all settled in pictures will be posted,
Final CountdownUpdate posted by Gail Lynette Iwata at 06:25 am
SuccessUpdate posted by Gail Lynette Iwata at 09:51 pm
Leeloo's new denUpdate posted by Gail Lynette Iwata at 11:20 pm
While waiting for the permit to be processed by US fish & wildlife, the folks at Fellow Earthlings have been hard at work building a new den for Leeloo. It is now ready and waiting! Now if only the permit could be issued we could get this Meerkat on the
Next stepsUpdate posted by Gail Lynette Iwata at 01:58 am
As much as I would love to bring Leeloo home until his departure date , I have been advised by the experts that it is best to leave him in his familiar surroundings beacuse any move (even to a BETTER place) will be hugely stressful for him.Starfish Blessings