Bring Jerry the Crocodile to BLES

$5,720 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 27 months
Jerry the crocodile's owners approached BLES a few weeks ago, hoping to re-home their six-foot long Siamese Crocodile. Since seeing his bleak, barren enclosure for myself, I have been determined to turn his life around. 

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: 

https://livefreethaihard.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/in-a-while-crocodile/

Thank you for reading, sharing, and donating! Together we will see Jerry find a forever home at BLES!
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YOU have done it again!!! I'm amazed at the compassion that has been shown for an animal in need - THANK YOU!!!!

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!
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Hello Friends of Jerry!

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!
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I am astounded. I have just come into the city to connect to wifi and post an update about Jerry, and the fundraiser is already at 100%!!

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.
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$5,720 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 27 months
Created June 13, 2016
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$50
Rosey LaRosa
24 months ago

Welcome Home Jerry!! Enjoy your new home!!

$500
Rebecca ChandlerChandler
25 months ago

Welcome home Jerry!

HW
$20
Helen Walton
25 months ago

Amazing accomplishment getting Jerry out. I hope he has a happy life and we can learn from his suffering. Be happy Jerry :-) x

YT
$40
Yolo Tunks
25 months ago

Hoping you get home to BLES very soon Jerry, love Jan, Dave and Yolo xx

AM
$32
Anna Miller
25 months ago

Yay!!!!! I think you did it David and Katherine. So excited for Jerry

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