Today, the Daily Express ran a story about a monkey sanctuary in Cornwall that is in desperate need of support.
It is desperately trying to raise funds to stay open. Monthly costs are now nearly £50,000 and it is rapidly approaching a situation where, if they don’t act now, then in a few months they won’t have enough funds to continue.
The charity was founded in 1964 and it is hoping their appeal will work. Then they can focus on a long term strategy to increase their income again and look at other ways to raise funds. Costs have gone up, such as their food and energy – they have to keep the indoor enclosures at 20C degrees for the monkeys year round.
So, ways to help Wild Futures in Cornwall:
Adopt a monkey, either for yourself or as a gift for the monkey or animal lover in your life. You can choose from Capuchin monkeys, Woolly monkeys, Marmoset monkeys, Long-Tailed Macaques. Good luck choosing, they all look adorable
Adoptions are one ways to support Wild Futures - this is Elvis
(and no, you can't take Elvis home!)
Check out their wish-list – is there anything you can help with? There are things on there you wouldn’t necessarily think of, such as Kong toys (all sizes), tennis balls and footballs
Support their campaign to end the keeping and trade of primates as pets. They’ve got a petition you can sign
Buy something from the monkeys for Wild Futures’ online shop – e.g. medicines, apples, grapes, enrichment toys, nuts vegetables – there’s lots to choose from. They’ve got soft toys, too (not for the monkeys, they are for humans).
Treat yourself to their Keeper for the Day experience
Spread the word
A good start is to swing over to their website to find out more.
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