Love WINs!- Help us Rebuild

$16,023 of $50k goal

Raised by 477 people in 15 months
Tim Stark
on behalf of Melisa Stark
 CHARLESTOWN, IN
Wildlife in Need is a 501c3 non-profit located in Charlestown IN dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of indigenous wildlife and a safe harbor to an array of exotic and endangered species.  We pride ourselves on the education of our patrons and community about the species for which we provide refuge. As a non-profit organization, we are funded solely by the public.
Wildlife in Need endured a devastating loss of life, resources and property after fire broke out at our main barn on January 12, 2016.  Our cherished bird and reptile center was part of this loss.  Our food supplies including frozen, refrigerated and dry goods perished along with storage areas, including our walk-in freezer.  Also lost was our property workshop, that housed all tools, maintenance items and construction supplies that are being used for habitat reconstruction.
Your donation will be immediately be used to replace items for food storage, such as a walk-in freezer.  We will also purchase the multitude of tools and building supplies needed to begin the process of rebuilding from the ashes.
We are truly humbled and overwhelmed by the offers to donate and help.  Your donation will immediately impact the rebuilding of our Ambassadors' environments and secure us in our ability to continue focusing on their care, well-being and happiness.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the tips of our tails.
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Update 1
Posted by Tim Stark
15 months ago
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While we support the right to have free conversation, all comments not related to the fundraiser for our rebuilding will be deleted. This page is to support WIN in the efforts to rebuild what was lost. We appreciate everyone's support. #loveWINs
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Sylvia Michelle
15 months ago
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We loved tiger baby playtime! Tim and the volunteers were so sweet and caring with the animals, and you could tell the animals loved them back! This is a great facility that deserves to be able to rebuild their barn and recover from this horrible loss.

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Jacqueline Frost
15 months ago
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My heart is breaking for yall! This place is so amazing and all the volunteers and people that work so hard to keep this place up so that we can visit with animals we never even imagined coming into contact with my prayers to the family Tim Clark you and your wife are such wonderful people I hope everyone reaches out to help you with this my thoughts and prayers are with yall! May your sweet birds and reptiles rest in peace.

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Ashley Gross
15 months ago
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I had the pleasure of not only volunteering doing facepaint for a day but also attending baby Tiger playtime. You can tell how much everyone loves and cares for the animals and how much they love them back. The animals were so happy, clean, well behaved and of course beautiful! This place deserves all the help they can get because they are truly doing more for these animals than you could imagine.

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Kitti G Lewis
15 months ago
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We love the staff and Animal Ambassadors at W.I.N. and pray your goal is reached. Roger and I will try to donate a little bit next week when he gets paid. Until then we are sending our love to each and every one of you and have shared all of the donate links with our friends and family. #winwarriors #loveWINs

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Ashlee Donges
15 months ago
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An Animal Sanctuary can be defined as: An animal sanctuary is a facility where animals are brought to live and be protected for the rest of their lives.[1] Unlike animal shelters, sanctuaries do not seek to place animals with individuals or groups, instead maintaining each animal until his or her natural death. In some cases, an establishment may have characteristics of both a sanctuary and a shelter; for instance, some animals may be in residence temporarily until a good home is found and others may be permanent residents. The mission of sanctuaries is generally to be safe havens, where the animals receive the best care that the sanctuaries can provide. Animals are not bought, sold, or traded, nor are they used for animal testing. The resident animals are given the opportunity to behave as natural as possible in a protective environment. WIN does not claim to be a sanctuary however they do exhibit many of the characteristics. You are entitled to you opinion of this organization and can choose to donate or not. They are a non-for-profit. The fundraisers they do with the tiger cubs are not to put money in the owners pocket, but to create new and better enclosures for the animals. Truth is happy animals whether in the wild or captivity will mate. The cubs were born to 2 adult tigers at WIN. These tigers are not forced to breed, but will natural mate same as all other species. Luckily, one of these tigers is a golden tabby tiger. The golden Tabby tiger is near extinction, with only about 30 left in the world. The Cubs at WIN live at WIN. If you visit you can see cubs from last spring and the cubs that were born in the Fall. Adult Tigers can have up to 4 litters a year, based on their gestational period. This pair happened to have 2 litters last year. That is not to say they will have a litter this year. I do not work for WIN, but I have visited several times. I will continue to support this organization, because one day there will be no more "WILD" and I would like for future generations to be able to see these animals in real life and not just storybooks. At the very lest I hope this helps answer some of your questions. I am sure if you reached out to WIN yourself, they would be happy to provide you with some answers as well.

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Bonnie Castle First
15 months ago

I am following this funding page because WIN is near and dear to my heart. I love seeing even a small amount given because as one of the volunteers said, "if everyone could give just $5, just think how that would mount up" or something to that effect. And it has been mounting and just like a town after a natural disaster, WIN will rebuild and come back stronger than ever.

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Annie Dischar
14 months ago

Let's keep this fresh on our minds, by simply sharing to your Facebook wall. 5, 10, 15, 20. 100...??? Every red cent counts. Contributions are VERY much APPRECIATED!!! Let's get them over their goal!!!

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Lauren Crooks
15 months ago

I start my new job tomorrow. Once i get some cash in an account ill donate here as well. In the mean time ill just keep putting it in our donaton jar !

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Tiffany Rush Irwin
15 months ago

I loved playtime with the tigers so much I went 2 times. I love what you guys do for these beautiful animals. I'm so sorry for loss of your beloved birds and reptiles. I know you will rebuild and be better then ever. Thank you for all that you do, I can't wait to visit this summer for the tours. Hope to see you all again soon!

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Nadine Sanders
15 months ago

When I heard about the fire my heart was broken. I wish you all the best at Wild life in Need and pray that you will reach your go fund me goal! Wild life in need is such a blessing not only to the animals, but to people like me who get to visit and interact with the baby tigers. Some of the most magnificent animals in all the world. Thanks for all that you do for the community, keep your head up and keep doing what you do best!

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$16,023 of $50k goal

Raised by 477 people in 15 months
Created January 15, 2016
Tim Stark  
on behalf of Melisa Stark
JP
$30
Jennifer Perkins
17 days ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
$5
Anonymous
3 months ago
JC
$25
Jessica Crossley
3 months ago

Cannot wait to visit.

NC
$10
Nora Conti
3 months ago

Thank you for all that you do for these animals ❤

$50
Wioletta Slowik
3 months ago

❤️

$20
Tim Maddux
3 months ago
GS
$30
Gurwinder Singh
3 months ago

I love those animal so much ...

JH
$25
Jessica McPherson & Zech Hall
4 months ago
JP
$50
John Patrick
4 months ago
Sylvia Michelle
15 months ago
5
5

We loved tiger baby playtime! Tim and the volunteers were so sweet and caring with the animals, and you could tell the animals loved them back! This is a great facility that deserves to be able to rebuild their barn and recover from this horrible loss.

+ Read More
Jacqueline Frost
15 months ago
4
4

My heart is breaking for yall! This place is so amazing and all the volunteers and people that work so hard to keep this place up so that we can visit with animals we never even imagined coming into contact with my prayers to the family Tim Clark you and your wife are such wonderful people I hope everyone reaches out to help you with this my thoughts and prayers are with yall! May your sweet birds and reptiles rest in peace.

+ Read More
Ashley Gross
15 months ago
4
4

I had the pleasure of not only volunteering doing facepaint for a day but also attending baby Tiger playtime. You can tell how much everyone loves and cares for the animals and how much they love them back. The animals were so happy, clean, well behaved and of course beautiful! This place deserves all the help they can get because they are truly doing more for these animals than you could imagine.

+ Read More
Kitti G Lewis
15 months ago
3
3

We love the staff and Animal Ambassadors at W.I.N. and pray your goal is reached. Roger and I will try to donate a little bit next week when he gets paid. Until then we are sending our love to each and every one of you and have shared all of the donate links with our friends and family. #winwarriors #loveWINs

+ Read More
Ashlee Donges
15 months ago
2
2

An Animal Sanctuary can be defined as: An animal sanctuary is a facility where animals are brought to live and be protected for the rest of their lives.[1] Unlike animal shelters, sanctuaries do not seek to place animals with individuals or groups, instead maintaining each animal until his or her natural death. In some cases, an establishment may have characteristics of both a sanctuary and a shelter; for instance, some animals may be in residence temporarily until a good home is found and others may be permanent residents. The mission of sanctuaries is generally to be safe havens, where the animals receive the best care that the sanctuaries can provide. Animals are not bought, sold, or traded, nor are they used for animal testing. The resident animals are given the opportunity to behave as natural as possible in a protective environment. WIN does not claim to be a sanctuary however they do exhibit many of the characteristics. You are entitled to you opinion of this organization and can choose to donate or not. They are a non-for-profit. The fundraisers they do with the tiger cubs are not to put money in the owners pocket, but to create new and better enclosures for the animals. Truth is happy animals whether in the wild or captivity will mate. The cubs were born to 2 adult tigers at WIN. These tigers are not forced to breed, but will natural mate same as all other species. Luckily, one of these tigers is a golden tabby tiger. The golden Tabby tiger is near extinction, with only about 30 left in the world. The Cubs at WIN live at WIN. If you visit you can see cubs from last spring and the cubs that were born in the Fall. Adult Tigers can have up to 4 litters a year, based on their gestational period. This pair happened to have 2 litters last year. That is not to say they will have a litter this year. I do not work for WIN, but I have visited several times. I will continue to support this organization, because one day there will be no more "WILD" and I would like for future generations to be able to see these animals in real life and not just storybooks. At the very lest I hope this helps answer some of your questions. I am sure if you reached out to WIN yourself, they would be happy to provide you with some answers as well.

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Bonnie Castle First
15 months ago

I am following this funding page because WIN is near and dear to my heart. I love seeing even a small amount given because as one of the volunteers said, "if everyone could give just $5, just think how that would mount up" or something to that effect. And it has been mounting and just like a town after a natural disaster, WIN will rebuild and come back stronger than ever.

+ Read More
Annie Dischar
14 months ago

Let's keep this fresh on our minds, by simply sharing to your Facebook wall. 5, 10, 15, 20. 100...??? Every red cent counts. Contributions are VERY much APPRECIATED!!! Let's get them over their goal!!!

+ Read More
Lauren Crooks
15 months ago

I start my new job tomorrow. Once i get some cash in an account ill donate here as well. In the mean time ill just keep putting it in our donaton jar !

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Tiffany Rush Irwin
15 months ago

I loved playtime with the tigers so much I went 2 times. I love what you guys do for these beautiful animals. I'm so sorry for loss of your beloved birds and reptiles. I know you will rebuild and be better then ever. Thank you for all that you do, I can't wait to visit this summer for the tours. Hope to see you all again soon!

+ Read More
Nadine Sanders
15 months ago

When I heard about the fire my heart was broken. I wish you all the best at Wild life in Need and pray that you will reach your go fund me goal! Wild life in need is such a blessing not only to the animals, but to people like me who get to visit and interact with the baby tigers. Some of the most magnificent animals in all the world. Thanks for all that you do for the community, keep your head up and keep doing what you do best!

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