When we launched the Mountsberg Animal Care Fund, we couldn’t have anticipated the overwhelming community support we would receive through the pandemic. We want to thank each and every one of you who donated.
Thanks to your generous donations, the animals who call Mountsberg home are thriving and have even welcomed a few more friends! The Mountsberg Animal Care Fund has helped with the following on the farm:
- Providing food and veterinary care to over 60 animals
- Neutering Blue the rabbit, who is happy he can now join his female companions in a larger enclosure.
- Buying a hay feeder for resident donkeys Jenny and Emma, which reduces food waste.
- Welcoming six new chicks to the farm this March.
On the other side of the park at the Raptor Centre, the Mountsberg Animal Care Fund has also lent a wing to our feathered friends by allowing us to add two new owls to our flock in 2020. We welcomed Alistair the Tawny Owl and JJ the Spectacled Owl who came to us from the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre when they restructured their program. These charismatic birds are quickly becoming visitor favourites and are allowing us to expand our offerings at the park.
The Animals at Mounstberg Still Need Your Help…
This summer, the Mountsberg Animal Care Fund is focused on enriching and nurturing the fluffy, furry, and feathered mamas and their babies at Mountsberg. If someone in your life is an animal lover or a nature lover, a donation made to the Mountsberg Animal Care Fund on their behalf would be a perfect gift!
This spring we hope to raise $10,000 for the Care Fund. This will help:
- Feed the animals for the year
- Cover additional veterinary expenses
- Build a fence and horse paddock for Ruby, Ollie and Ody to provide shelter and helps us monitor food
- Costs related to additional measures to protect our birds from avian influenza
- New fencing for the horse paddock located on the Wildlife Walkway
- Open up the roofs on the hawk pens along the Raptor Trail to provide more sunlight for the birds and make it easier for guests to see them in their enclosures