FUNDRAISER FOR AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS A SUCCESS!
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED
As bushfires raged out of control in Australia, a half billion animals were killed and countless more injured.
The American Eagle Foundation sponsored a fundraiser for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors to assist them in their efforts to care for the animals affected by this tragedy. $15,000 was raised in this campaign and 100 percent of the money contributed will go directly to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.
About Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors and Their Work
- Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors is an organization established in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin as a way to include and involve other caring people in the protection of injured, threatened or endangered wildlife — from the individual animal to an entire species.
- The major sponsor for Wildlife Warriors is Australia Zoo, covering most of the administrative costs for Wildlife Warriors as well as the land for Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
- Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors work 7 days a week, responding to wildlife emergencies. They are specially trained to retrieve animals from risky situations and transport them to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
- USA Today states that the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is one of several facilities in Australia helping animals affected by the fire.
- The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is busier than ever, having treated a host of animals affected by the fire. Currently, there are no fires near Australia Zoo or their conservation properties so it is a safe sanctuary where animals injured in the fire can be treated.
- Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors is raising money to build new enclosures to house flying foxes and koalas injured or displaced by fires.
The American Eagle Foundation pledged $2500 for relief efforts to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, and asked that our community of supporters join with us to match or exceed this amount to assist them in this effort. We are so pleased to announce our viewers helped us raise $15,000! 100% of the money raised by AEF will help the Australian Zoo Wildlife Warriors care for the animals affected by the bushfires, as well as continuing to care for all their other patients, too.