Fauna is excited to launch their new website today!! http://www.faunafoundation.org
SHARE YOUR LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY WITH A CHIMPANZEE
MONTREAL, QC – Have some extra love to share this Valentine’s Day? Then consider visiting the Fauna Foundation’s new website,www.faunafoundation.org, to learn about some very special Valentines who need and deserve a little extra TLC, not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day of the year!
Fauna is Canada’s only chimpanzee sanctuary and is home to a variety of animals, including monkeys, goats, cows, a donkey and a lama, that have been abandoned and/or subjected to abuse. Some of the animals that call this sanctuary outside of Montreal home were even forced into medical research and subjected to numerous medical procedures and life-threatening illnesses. The newly designed website helps tell their stories and educate the public about bio medical research that is still being conducted on animals throughout North America.
“The 12 chimpanzees that now get to call Fauna home have had incredibly difficult lives,” said Fauna Foundation Founder Gloria Grow. “At Fauna, we provide a place of a sanctuary, so they can live with their adopted human and chimpanzee families away from medical labs and where choice is an everyday activity,”
Visitors to the website will also be introduced to Fauna’s two newest family members – Tatu and Loulis. Both chimps use American Sign Language to communicate with those around them. Since their arrival from Ellensburg, Washington last October, Tatu and Loulis have been telling their caregivers what they want and how they feel through sign language!
“We owe these incredible beings so much for what they have sacrificed for us,” said Grow. “And while caring for them is an expensive venture, it’s something we must do.” The cost of caring for each chimpanzee exceeds $20,000 per year.
The new website will help with fundraising efforts for the chimps and the rest of the animals at Fauna. “We survive on the generosity of caring people from around the world. The chimps have many friends, but can always use more. That’s why we have worked so hard to update our website, so it better tells the Fauna animal’s stories through pictures and regular updates, and we made easier to support them,” added Grow.
So share a little TLC with this special animal family on Valentine’s Day by learning more and supporting these special beings. Your donation towards the care of the chimps and other animals is true expression of kindness and love!
To learn more about the chimps, the other animals at Fauna and the sanctuary itself, visit www.faunafoundation.org. You are also encouraged to share the love and stories you find on the website on your personal social media accounts, too!
Fauna is home to approximately 80 animals, each one with a story that can help educate us about the many ways in which animals are mistreated. Fauna hopes that by helping people become more aware of the plight of these wonderful animals, it will help change the way they are seen and treated.
The Fauna Foundation was awarded the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) accreditation in 2012 – a first in Canada. The story of the making of the sanctuary, as well as some of the current resident chimpanzees and those who have since passed are told by Canadian Award-winning author Andrew Westoll in his book The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary.