Hello, Sarah here. Please help us!
For the last six years my husband, Paul, and I have been building a wildlife sanctuary in the jungle on a remote island off Panama, Central America. Every cent we have and every minute of every day has gone to trying to help the wild animals here.
But we have a big problem .. one that we can't overcome without your help.
Destruction of habitat and hunting have decimated the numbers of wild
creatures, already all the monkeys have gone from the island, but on our
property, after only a few years, we now have three generations of
Kinkajou, Crab Eating Raccoon and Lowland Paca, and their numbers are increasing. We take in any sick, abandoned or orphaned guys who need help including Sloths, Tayra, Seabirds, Parrots, and Four Eyed, Virginia and Woolly Possums... some who've moved away and many who we still support.
Now they have a safe haven, where they can't be hunted or have their babies stolen to be sold as pets. We mean to stay until we drop, and make sure the refuge remains in safe hands after we've gone.
We bought this land legally but just recently a property speculator has appeared out of the blue and served us with eviction papers. He's lodged an unlawful claim for our land but, despite it being groundless, we've been told by the lawyers that we MUST contest it.
But we just don't have the money both to continue the work for our animal
friends, AND pay the lawyers.
We have begged and scraped a thousand dollars together and this has given us a little bit of time to raise the rest of the funds we need.
Gogetfunding is our ONLY chance of doing this, we've tried everything else we could think of, we are DESPERATE, Gogetfunding really is our last hope.
If we are evicted the animals we've saved, that have grown to trust us and feel safe and secure here, the sick, the orphaned and the once abandoned will almost certainly be killed!
We MUST find $6000 by the end of April or we will be evicted for not responding to the action. The good news is that, when we've won the case and we've been guaranteed we will, this CAN'T happen again.
PLEASE, please can you help us? It would mean the world to me and Paul of course, but to LettyLoo, Oscar, Harlee, Sick Mum, One eyed Nellie, Tepe, their kids and grandkids and all the others, it would mean everything. Their lives literally depend on it.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.