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LifeLine for C.A.R.E., Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education

LifeLine for C.A.R.E., Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education

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I am asking for you to help me, to help the furry souls in my care who cannot ask you themselves; these intelligent and sentient primates did not ask to be here, but due to human cruelty, negligence, abuse and greed were orphaned, abused, misplaced and in need of desperate help.  Completely dependent on us, on your generosity, they would die without our care.  I am asking you to please, show your support, show your love and commitment to these animals, show your gratitude for the difference they made to your life, show your appreciation for their existence, show your love.  

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I inherited the incomprehensible responsibility of running C.A.R.E. in 2012 when the founder, Rita Miljo died in a sudden and tragic fire.  I am committed to continue Rita's legacy; for I was already committed, already invested, and her mission had already become mine; to give love, care, sanctuary, rehabilitation and freedom to the incredible primates here.  The financial burden never goes away, and with around $10,000 per month to find to pay the bills, it is always an underlying stress, and it doesn't get better and doesn't go away.  If we fail to raise the money, the animals will suffer.  So far, through grants, fundraisers, individual donations, and the volunteer program we have been able to achieve things I never imagined possible for C.A.R.E.  However, our financial reserves and dreams for 2020 seem to be diminishing, due to COVID-19's impact on the world.  The borders are still closed to most countries, meaning that we still cannot raise the vital funds needed through the volunteer program.  So now, I am asking, please, for your help, help me raise a chunk of cash, to pay my mountain of bills, which I cannot escape, cannot cut down on.

When COVID hit, I had to make retrenchments and some staff took voluntary unpaid leave for a 6 month period.  However, by law, and necessity, I still have a permanent local staff (9) wage bill that I must pay each month.  I have the electricity bill (last month it was R7,000; used to pump water, fuel the grinder and welding machines needed for maintenance and renovations), the food, medicine, veterinary and fuel bills to care for 437 baboons and all those other costs which I have tried in vein to cut down.  I need help.  I need your help.  Please, will you show your generosity and support and help me with the financial burden.

R100 will buy a bag of peanuts for a troop

R150 will pay for a tub of milk powder

R200 will pay for a troop to have hay for a week

R300 will pay for a trip to town so we can pick up food donations (Jorge waste) which usually provides variety for the most vulnerable baboons

R400 will pay for the maize meel we use in a two week period for feedsacks and those needing special care

R500 will pay for a troop to be fed for a week

R1,000 will pay for our driver to go pick up and pay for a load of sweetcorn or eggplant which the baboons are loving right now (seasonal variety!)

R2,500 will pay for a truck of dry feed (dog pellets, corn, mixed grain, sunflower seed, mixed seed) which we can use as scatter feeds, ensuring the right nutritional balance and encourage foraging behaviour)

R3,5000 will pay one of the staff salaries (+/- dependable on their role)

R5,000 will pay a chunk of our monthly vet bill

R6,000 will pay for the electricity bill for November

Please help today, your support is critical and it is vital that I raise the funds to carry out our essential rescue, rehabilitation and release work.  Help me continue Rita's legacy, help me give refuge to one of South Africa's most abused wild animals.

SAVING, RESCUING, REHABILITATING, RELEASING, CONSERVING and CARE-ing for South Africa's Wildlife in Need

Our mission is to save, conserve and protect South Africa's baboons & wildlife.  All animals matter and have a role to play on our planet. 

We are the Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education!  A dedicated team that is passionate about caring for and conserving South Africa's wildlife specializing in baboons!  

We were established in 1989 and have released over 14 rehabilitated troops of baboons and a myriad of other smaller wildlife species. We specialize in rehabilitation for the release of our beautiful baboons and we are based on the riverside of the Olifant's River in the heart of Balule Nature Reserve, Limpopo South Africa.

 Committed to Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release

With specialized, purpose-built facilities, situated in Limpopo, in a wildlife reserve, and with an experienced and professional team of scientists and caregivers, we rescue, rehabilitate and release helpless baboons and other small wildlife in need.  

Our onsite animal clinic, quarantine facilities, bonding enclosures, and semi-wild enclosures ensure first-class animal care, rehabilitation, and second chances for misplaced, injured, and abused animals, specializing in chacma baboons.

 

Donations

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "For the baby baboons " - Catherine

  • Nov 10, 2020 - USD $ 65.54
  • "I admire your passion for those beautiful animals " - Gaby Wimmer

  • Nov 09, 2020 - USD $ 317.49
  • "Wish I could be there" - Daya Salter

  • Nov 07, 2020 - USD $ 31.75
  • "Sending love from south UK to the monkeys x" - Linda Taylor

  • Nov 06, 2020 - USD $ 262.25
  • "I hope you are all well, and this helps in some small way..." - Sarah Denny

  • Nov 04, 2020 - USD $ 623.50
  • "Thinking of the people and baboons at CARE. Wish I could ne there and help" - Doris Weidig

  • Nov 03, 2020 - USD $ 30.83
  • "Love beccy xxx" - Beccy

  • Nov 03, 2020 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Love the work of CARE and my time spent there!" - Emily Brown

  • Nov 03, 2020 - USD $ 75.34
  • "Always thinking of the baboon babies." - Justine

  • Nov 02, 2020 - USD $ 280.00
  • "For everything you do, thank you" - Tom Ashley

  • Nov 01, 2020 - USD $ 17.55
  • "Keep up the good work! Thinking of you in these hard times. " - Alynne de Haan

  • Oct 30, 2020 - USD $ 60.86
  • "Stay hopeful!" - Maddie

  • Oct 30, 2020 - USD $ 279.94
  • "You guys are amazing! I miss you and hope to see you soon. Thank you for taking care of the baboons. Sending you lots of love from Sweden <3" - Elin Mellbin

  • Oct 28, 2020 - USD $ 30.52
  • "sending love and well wishes to everyone at CARE <3" - Lauren Kippes

  • Oct 28, 2020 - USD $ 61.53
  • "I hope to see you in SA next year" - Anna Fazekas

  • Oct 27, 2020 - USD $ 58.65
  • "I hope this helps.. miss you all!" - Julia Riemersma

  • Oct 27, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "For Audrey" - Jill A Jacobsen

  • Oct 26, 2020 - USD $ 6.54
  • "Small donation " - Jodie Hill

  • Oct 26, 2020 - USD $ 58.84
  • "for second chances, freedom and hope. " - Becky Easter

  • Oct 26, 2020 - USD $ 50.20
  • "I will keep trying to help when I can. " - Nicole

  • Oct 26, 2020 - USD $ 308.90
  • "Hope this covers some bills xx" - Vanessa

  • Oct 26, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Sorry to hear this. I hope to visit in 2021.. Dan " - Dan Fothergill

  • Oct 26, 2020 - USD $ 43.25
  • "Sorry I can’t give anymore, wish I could! Stay safe and keeping doing an amazing job! " - Laurissa

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Good luck to you and the baboobs" - Sabrina Boyd

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 61.78
  • "Good luck " - Julie Cheekhooree

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 30.89
  • "Keep up the good work guys! Xx" - Cathy PREEDY

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 30.89
  • "Wishing you the very best for the future of your inspiring sanctuary. x" - Bea Thompson

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 40.00
  • "I hope this helps a little. Miss you all!" - Angela Engelhardt

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 76.18
  • "Keep up the great work. Hope to see you 2021" - Carolyn Garrison

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 308.90
  • "With you in spirit x" - Christine Ronaldson

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 6.18
  • "Keep up the good work! Well done to my bestie nadine, love ya loads <3" - Nikita norcott

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Hope every little helps xx" - Maria Harris

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 30.89
  • "Keep up the good work, guys! I miss you all <3 " - Elke Bussels

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SAVING, RESCUING, REHABILITATING, RELEASING, CONSERVING and CARE-ing for South Africa's Wildlife in Need

Our mission is to save, conserve and protect South Africa's baboons & wildlife.  All animals matter and have a role to play on our planet. 

We are the Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education!  A dedicated team that is passionate about caring for and conserving South Africa's wildlife specializing in baboons!  

We were established in 1989 and have released over 14 rehabilitated troops of baboons and a myriad of other smaller wildlife species. We specialize in rehabilitation for the release of our beautiful baboons and we are based on the riverside of the Olifant's River in the heart of Balule Nature Reserve, Limpopo South Africa.

 Committed to Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release

With specialized, purpose-built facilities, situated in a wildlife reserve, and with an experienced and professional team of scientists and caregivers, we rescue, rehabilitate and release helpless baboons and other small wildlife in need.  

Our onsite animal clinic, quarantine facilities, bonding enclosures, and semi-wild enclosures ensure first-class animal care, rehabilitation, and second chances for misplaced, injured, and abused animals, specializing in chacma baboons.