Save the Bats from White Nose!

$2,200 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 56 months
Jackie Kashmer
for New Jersey Bat Sanctuary
White Nose Syndrome is a fungus that has killed up to 7 million hibernating bats in the United States. Once the most common, the Little brown bat will soon be extinct in the US. Did you know that one bat can eat 1200 bugs an hour? Without them, farmers will be forced to use more pesticides, and the mosquito population will be out of control.
Hibernia Mine in Rockaway, NJ used to house 30,000 bats. Only 400 remain.With permission from NJ Fish and Wildlife, New Jersey Bat Sanctuary will be starting the first captive maternity colony from the remaining bats in Hibernia. Keeping them well fed and flying is an expensive endeavor. In captivity, bats eat mealworms - LOTS OF MEALWORMS!!!!!

NJBatSanctuary has been treating and saving bats suffering from White-Nose Syndrome since 2009. We have developed protocols for treating and healing the lesions that occur to the bats' wings with great success.

Bats are one of the most vilified and maligned animals on Earth. Yet, most people don't realize that many plants we use and eat are the direct result of their pest control and seed dispersal abilities. They are gentle and shy and extremely clean. They are one of the slowest reproducing animals on the planet, usually giving birth to one pup a year.
Help us to help them so that the population can someday rebound!
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$2,200 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 56 months
Created January 30, 2014
Funds raised will benefit:
New Jersey Bat Sanctuary
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Milford, NJ
EIN: 273436146
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Patrice Bavos
10 months ago

Jackie is a kind and wonderful soul to be tending to these outstanding creatures...Thank you ~

Rabecca Klemp
17 months ago

Happy Bat Appreciation Day!

Robert Spiegel
19 months ago

Hi Jackie, I was thinking of you and all your great work. I would like to reconnect and visit when you have time. All the best Bob

jeffrey fenton
19 months ago

You are great. I hope the bat from my house and her baby survived. keep it up and lets save those insect eating machines

28 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Leslie Jordan
30 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Susan Hemsley-Palicz
30 months ago

For my dear departed friend, Paul, and his love and passion for bats.

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