We are so incredibly thrilled to announce that we have met our fundraising goal: Pocha and Guillermina’s rescue is officially funded!
We are so grateful to each of you in our sanctuary family for contributing to give them new lives. Thank you for stepping up every time the elephants have needed you, and giving what it takes to make dreams a reality. We don’t know if either of these elephants could even dream of what’s to come.
Please know that when you watch Guillermina step in the dirt for the first time, it is thanks to your generosity. When Pocha is finally able to share real, actual life with her daughter, grazing, swimming, and napping under trees, it is because of you. We can’t wait to share every step of their journey with you.
For so long, we’ve dreamed of bringing horizons and hope to Pocha and Guillermina. It’s simultaneously too easy and too hard to imagine what their life must be like now. Guillermina has never seen grass growing out of the ground, or a tree, much less touched or rubbed against one. She may not realize that there is a whole world that stretches out beyond her walls. That’s going to change now. And we cannot thank each of you enough for giving them this gift on #GivingTuesday.
As we mentioned earlier, our goal is a February 2021 rescue, but there are several variables and COVID-related hurdles to overcome. We will continue to keep you all posted as things occur and a timeline solidifies. For now, though, after lifetimes in a pit, we are delighted to know that new lives will soon be theirs. We are deeply grateful for your compassion and support. Thank you.
If you would still like to give, funds for Pocha and Guillermina’s care are always appreciated. You can continue to donate at the link above.