Bring Jerry the Crocodile to BLES
Jerry was given as a gift to the head of a neighbouring village over four years ago. He has been sitting, day after day, in murky water, waiting for his weekly meal of a single, live catfish to be tossed into his space.
After corresponding with welfare and conservation organizations, it seems like an animal in Jerry's position would be destined to be used for research, breeding, tourism, or to be transferred to a goverment holding facility where we can not guarantee an improved environment.
The decision has been made to move him to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary - BLES, where he will have an enclosure that offers everything he needs to live out the rest of his life in peace.
Building this space can not begin until we have the adequate funds to pay for the materials and labour. Every donation brings Jerry closer to the day he can say goodbye to his concrete cell.
I will be blogging Jerry's story and eventual rescue. You can read the first entry here:
Thank you for reading, sharing, and donating! Together we will see Jerry find a forever home at BLES!
Vince will be coming to Thailand in the first week of September!!
Also, I just arranged for the kids from our local elementary school to come to the sanctuary and paint murals on Jerry's new habitat! I can't wait to send photos and updates in the final stretch before Jerry arrives at home sweet home!!
Thank you to everyone who followed and supported Jerry's journey to sanctuary!
Construction on Jerry's five-star croc paradise will be finished by the end of the month! The time has come to plan Jerry's move from his current enclosure in the village, to his brand new space at the sanctuary.
Vince Rose, Co-Founder of the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, has offered his twelve years of experience to us in order to make the transition safe for everyone involved (especially Jerry!!)
While he is at BLES, Vince will also suggest a few finishing touches to Jerry's enclosure, ensuring we are meeting his physical and mental welfare needs.
The only thing standing in the way of Jerry receiving an experienced handler is Vince's round-trip ticket plane ticket from Florida to Bangkok.
I have adjusted this fundraiser's goal to cover Vince's airfare, and any remaining funds will be put towards buying equipment for the move, creating educational sign boards for the sanctuary about crocodiles and the wildlife trade, and purchasing food for Jerry.
You have already been SO generous and I hope that together, we can see Jerry arrive safely and calmly in his forever home at the sanctuary.
Thank you for following Jerry's story! I appreciate your support!
Thank you so much to everyone who donated and shared Jerry's story! We can't wait to begin building his brand new, five-star habitat. I will keep everyone updated as construction and designing continues.
Every life matters. Every life counts. Thank you for helping us turn Jerry's life around.