Keep Atka Home!

Today our hearts are lightened,  our spirits are soaring and we are so very happy that Atka has been returned to Horizon Wings.  There are so very many people and organizations to thank and each and every one who became involved and helped in the search for Atka, shared the story to raise awareness and contributed to the fundraiser to raise monies to bolster the reward for his return should be smiling and be very proud for your contributions. I personally want to thank each and every one of you for your prayers, actions and financial contributions.

Tonight Atka is safe at home in his aviary and MaryBeth and everyone at Horizon Wings is breathing easier but now is the time to become increasingly vigilant and to do everything in our power to insure the safety of the birds in their care for the future.

First and foremost, this campaign has generated $6,108 as of this writing which is tremendous considering that the campaign has only been in existence for 24 hours.   Due to the circumstances surrounding Atka's return I have made the decision not to close this fundraiser and to continue to seek donations for Horizon Wings for a number of significant reasons. The investigation by Connecticut State Police and US Fish and Wildlife is still active and ongoing and our hopes are that the perpetrator(s) will be found and prosecuted.  In lieu of using the monies generated as a reward the monies contributed to this campaign will now be used to safeguard the birds in Horizon Wings care.

I want to assure everyone that every penny generated goes directly to Horizon Wings and my only involvement is as facilitator of the campaign.  Now, this campaign is to be used to install and maintain a security system that will insure the ongoing safety and security of the birds in Horizon Wings' care and to supplement the expenses that are incurred in the ongoing feeding and healthcare of these magnificent creatures.

There will be significant costs to purchase the necessary equipment, install the system and maintain and monitor the facility on an ongoing basis so this is simply the beginning of a new journey for Horizon Wings.  A portion of the funds generated will also be used to cover the ongoing, extensive costs to provide food and healthcare for the birds as well as ongoing operating expenses for the Horizon Wings' facilities.

Please help if you can and know that your contributions are appreciated and very much needed.  I encourage everyone to share this fundraiser and know that your help is greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards,

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Brian Bennett 
Waterbury, CT
Horizon Wings 
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