Hi, my name is Cailan, and I’m an avid fundraiser for Aspen valley wildlife sanctuary. I don’t just work with wildlife because I love animals, I do it because animals are a big part of the survival of the human race. Every animal has a job on earth, and without these animals doing their job, the future of the human species is at risk.
We need animals that spread nuts and seeds, so we have trees and plants. We need animals that eat ticks and mosquitoes, because they spread disease.
Some animals that we see as a pest, are actually doing us a favour, such as bats, possums, raccoons etc.
When we lose a species it starts a snowball effect, and we lose another...and another, until we, at the top of the food chain will be left without food sources, without clean air, and worse.
Two dozen species went extinct last year and the numbers are only going up.
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Ontario. Many have been shut down over the past few years because of lack of funding. The government does not give funding to wildlife sanctuaries - they rely solely on volunteers and public donation.
For this reason, it is my goal to raise awareness and funds to help take care of these animals, feed them and provide proper habitats, not only for the animals but for our future.
I hope to raise $100,000. It’s a big number but I think it can be done. Muskoka is a big community that pulls together when needed and so many people come here to enjoy the beauty that Muskoka has to offer. I’m reaching out to each and every one of you that love Muskoka as much as I do to help me help Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.
With the $10,350 raised from my recent Kayak trip, a new Deer House will be constructed for the rehabilitation of orphaned and injured fawns. The facility will be designed specifically for the needs of these high stress animal babies. This is the first of many ways in how your support of my $100,000 goal will make a difference to wildlife in their care.
Plans are already underway on other adventures that will raise awareness for the need to help wildlife and the amazing work that Aspen Valley does!
Please help keep wildlife wild and help me achieve my ultimate goal of $100,000.
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary: 1116 Crawford Street Rosseau, ON P0C 1J0
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