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Mufasa fund

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Dear Supporters,

I am Dr.Tjitske Adriana Schouwstra, Veterinarian and Wildlife Rehabilitation Expert and this campaign is for Mufasa, the white lion. More than three and a half years ago, a beautiful white Lion named Mufasa and his companion Soraya were supposed to be relocated from a rehab centre to their forever home in an appropriate Lion sanctuary. The South African authority, however, had other ideas and instead of issuing relocation permits, they wanted to sell Mufasa off on auction to generate money for the Department. This would put Mufasa squarely inside the canned hunting/lion bone trade.

Since before 2017 we have been fighting in court for his freedom with dates being postponed, enrolled, and postponed again due to various delaying tactics throughout the past years. Our final court date was supposed to be on 27th March this year, this time painfully falling victim to the statewide COVID-19 lockdown.

Due to this unexpected and unpredictable event, the outcome of Mufasa’s case is now further postponed for at least another 8-10 months, taking into consideration a court date (earliest October), building enclosures, getting permits and relocation. This means the current expectations now far exceed the funds we have available to keep going

Mufasa's court case is a groundbreaking case that will affect the outcome of all confiscated captive-bred lions in the future. We just cannot give up! Remember cases like the Lonehill cub that was euthanized, Jabula slaughtered at Wag-n-Bietjie… we should prevent this. 

To cover our cost, we need an expected R250 000. This includes feeding cost, caretaker salaries, property rent, security and utilities. To help us raise these funds we have started this campaign with an added incentive that one of our donors will receive a canvass with original pawprints of this famous lion that could change the course of events for captive lions and his beloved companion. The campaign will run until the time of their relocation as the canvass can only be done with relocation.

Please support the campaign so we can keep going until the time of the court date and final relocation. Lion lives are at stake! Not just those of Mufasa and Soraya, but many others that will come to rely on the outcome of this case. Every small amount is helpful. Together we can do this.

Thank you

The Mufasa Team-incl Carel Zietsman (Mufasa’s lawyer) and Dr TA Schouwstra-Capello (veterinarian and rehabilitation expert)

Donations

  • Sep 07, 2020 - USD $ 651.31
  • "Thanks for all you do for Mufasa and Soraya" - stichting SPOTS

  • Sep 01, 2020 - USD $ 11.96
  • "Beautiful lions" - Irene Voigt

  • Aug 24, 2020 - USD $ 39.27
  • "Thank you for all of your efforts, not only for Mufasa and Soraya, but for all May God bless your work, and save Mufasa." - Gina Pilotti

  • Aug 17, 2020 - USD $ 26.15
  • "Keep up the fight! X" - Darren Coombs

  • Aug 16, 2020 - USD $ 15.00
  • "I have been following the story of these cubs and gift the money with love and gratitude for all you’re doing to save them." - Nita Smith

  • Aug 13, 2020 - USD $ 5.71
  • "thank YOU!!!" - Hannelie

  • Aug 11, 2020 - USD $ 7.06
  • "Thank you for helping, they deserve it!" - Jacqueline

  • Aug 03, 2020 - USD $ 3 554.40
  • "Thanks for all you do for Mufasa and Soraya" - stichting SPOTS

  • Aug 03, 2020 - USD $ 30.00
  • "Thank you for your efforts to save these lions" - Kaye Fleming

  • Jul 31, 2020 - USD $ 25.27
  • "Please save these two! They are innocent and their lives are just as important!" - Summer

  • Jul 22, 2020 - USD $ 60.61
  • "I hope you are able to save these lions." - Cameron Morse

  • Jul 20, 2020 - USD $ 28.57
  • "Let them stay together " - Eve

  • Jul 10, 2020 - USD $ 23.79
  • "Good luck. " - Neil S

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 58.90
  • "Why is Mufasa being punished to recover legal costs incurred due to his confiscation from illegal ownership? The guilty party should pay all parties' legal costs, not Mufasa the innocent. " - Stephen Wiggins

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 39.46
  • "All the best for Mufasa! Hope this helps a little bit! Hugs from Germany, Tanja (Member of Campaign against canned hunting in Germany)" - Tanja Palfalusi

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 20.08
  • "Hope this helps save Mufuss" - Joyce Dannheim

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 117.50
  • "Saw info on Drew Abrahamson. .....have you contacted Born Free and Four Paws Int ...both have sanctuaries in S. Africa and funds for this." - carolyn kiss

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 29.38
  • "Hope this helps!" - Marieke

  • Jul 05, 2020 - USD $ 22.45
  • "I hope more people will donate, because it seems there is still much needed! I will share this ! " - Michael Tuerlinckx

  • Jul 03, 2020 - USD $ 14.78
  • "For Mufsi and Suraya" - Mia

  • Jun 15, 2020 - USD $ 230.00
  • "Much love and best of luck to beautiful Mufasa & Soraya, and to his dear human family as well!" - Manuela Kretzinger

  • Jun 14, 2020 - USD $ 58.63
  • "Please keep fighting for these magnificents! " - Deborah Keeney

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Please save Mufasa" - Barbara Itton

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 29.46
  • "For both you dear souls Mufasa & Soraya and your Guardian Angels who are taking care of you. Bless you and them. Praying also for the outcome that everyone wants <3" - Dawn Flann

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 50.57
  • "Please please please save the lions!!" - KC Rothfritz

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 12.00
  • "I do hope this case ends soon, and Mufasa and his partner will triumph." - Deborah

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 25.28
  • "I hope and for your success in keeping Mufasa and his mate from being murdered by trophy hunters. " - JeanMarie Wisniewski

  • Jun 12, 2020 - USD $ 29.65
  • "Hi, its me Julie desmonds Rack, we had some communication around a year back with the sceptisimn around this. I really want to help more. I would like to come and meet you if possible next March." - Julie Rack

  • Jun 11, 2020 - USD $ 10.51
  • "I do hope you will be able to save these magnificent lions" - Marion Gough

  • Jun 11, 2020 - USD $ 25.46
  • "Every life matters. I pray that Mufasa, his companion, and all the other lions that are living in those horrific conditions are saved, and free to live a good life. TY for starting this donation fund." - Yolanda Kinlock

  • Jun 11, 2020 - USD $ 30.19
  • "Please save these two beautiful lions!" - Claudia Hoff

  • Jun 11, 2020 - USD $ 30.19
  • "Thank you for your continued care and efforts to save these two beautiful animals! You are wonderful!" - Michelle Cyr

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 29.89
  • "Thank you so much for being the loving guardian to these two beautiful beings" - Han

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Hope this helps" - Thomas Galbreath

  • Jun 10, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "We need to protect all wildlife!" - Val Whitley

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 24.75
  • "Thank you so much for everything you do for these animals!" - Leslie Drentlaw

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 25.32
  • "For Mufasa and all who follow... Thank you for all you are doing to try to protect them " - Elizabeth

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Thank you guys for fighting for our beautiful Lions! " - Brian Bowden

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "A small donation for two beautiful lions. Wish I could do more! Deepest respect for what you do Tjitske!" - Frieda Slikker

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 12.67
  • "Hope this helps in some small way" - Donna

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 63.36
  • "Together we are a Pride! Good luck!" - Sam Bluesilver

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 11.96
  • "Sending a donation towards the Mufasa relocation with thanks and gratitude for what you’re doing." - Nita Smith

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 16.94
  • "The best of luck!" - Varpu Kaplas

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 59.78
  • "Good luck!" - Brigitte G.

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Standing with you Tjiske & Carel for Mufasa and Soraya!!! It takes a village but together we can do this!!! 🦁🦁" - Susie

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 59.78
  • "Good luck " - Adam read

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 11.96
  • "Alle beetjes helpen" - W.M Vledder

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 59.78
  • "One for all and all for one!" - Jeanette L.

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Donations to date

R 98 533.37

Fundraising target

R 250 000.00
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My name is Dr Tjitske Adriana Schouwstra, Veterinarian and Wildlife Rehabilitation Expert and this campaign is for Mufasa, the white lion.