St Augustine Wild Reserve Expansion

$14,840 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 205 people in 49 months
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The St. Augustine Wild Reserve is a non-profit corporation that acts as a forever home for unwanted exotic animals. 

Our goal is to give these animals the best life possible and we need your help to do it. We are trying to raise $80,000 as part of an expansion project to add enrichment enclosures to the already existing habitats. Wild Reserve founder & Carnivore biologist Deborah Warrick has designed enclosures that will enhance the animals' mental and physical stimulation by giving them more space and adding variety to their daily lives.

**This GoFundMe campaign was created with the consent & support of Reserve founder & director, Deborah Warrick**

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We are finishing hurricane repairs, compliments of Hurricane Irma. Cougar and tiger cages have been repaired (but I haven't paid the fence company yet, ooops!). Plans are to remove all of the large trees on the property to prevent tree damage in the future. I found a great tree trimmer who will do the job for $1,200 a day (better than $2,800). It will take many months to achieve our goal of a tree-free area. If anyone would like to help (today is "giving Tuesday), please do so. We utilized the tree service one day and they did a great job, chopping down several trees around a lion cage. But there are about one hundred to go!

Thank you for listening! Any assistance will be much appreciated!

Deborah Warrick, Founder/CEO
Carnivore Biologist
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Cougar cage, day of Hurricane Irma
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First Coast News did a nice story on us today. Check out the pre-video on: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/florida/ligers-make-their-way-to-the-st-augustine-wild-reserve/112509509. The story will air this evening at 6pm, and will be available on their website at www.firstcoastnews.com
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Rebecca Brumble
49 months ago

My husband and I enjoyed the tour during our honeymoon last year. What an amazing facility and I'm thrilled to hear they're expanding to do more good!

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Donna Black
49 months ago

Donna Black John and I visited the St Augustine Wild Reserve a couple of years ago. It was the most amazing wild animal reserve I have ever been to! The animals were so well cared for and the caretakers all truly love their jobs and the animals they are assigned to. They actually walk some of these huge cats on leashes around the park sometimes (not during tours). The stories of the animals were tragic...most were bought to be a pet...they thought...until they became too big and the people realized they would not be totally tame. They do great work with these animals and give them a safe haven when they would otherwise be put down.

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Rita Patrick McDaniel
49 months ago

I've been here with my uncle. It is a beautiful habitat & they truly love the work they do for the amazing animals.

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$14,840 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 205 people in 49 months
Created February 24, 2015
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LF
$100
Linda Fraser
16 months ago

So impressed and appreciative of the work that you and your staff do for these beautiful and deserving animals

MB
$50
Michael Bell
16 months ago

Hope this helps.

KB
$100
Kathy & John Burns
18 months ago

We visited after Hurricane Irma & were so impressed by your staff & compound. We wanted to help after seeing the destruction.

SS
$100
Susan Seasholtz
18 months ago

I wish I could give you the entire amount needed.

Rebecca Brumble
49 months ago

My husband and I enjoyed the tour during our honeymoon last year. What an amazing facility and I'm thrilled to hear they're expanding to do more good!

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Donna Black
49 months ago

Donna Black John and I visited the St Augustine Wild Reserve a couple of years ago. It was the most amazing wild animal reserve I have ever been to! The animals were so well cared for and the caretakers all truly love their jobs and the animals they are assigned to. They actually walk some of these huge cats on leashes around the park sometimes (not during tours). The stories of the animals were tragic...most were bought to be a pet...they thought...until they became too big and the people realized they would not be totally tame. They do great work with these animals and give them a safe haven when they would otherwise be put down.

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Rita Patrick McDaniel
49 months ago

I've been here with my uncle. It is a beautiful habitat & they truly love the work they do for the amazing animals.

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