EZ 1430 Pride: Helping The Wild Animal Sanctuary

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Join Rick Crandall and EZ 1430 for a night of laughs and dinner with Comedian Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald at The Melting Pot in Littleton all benefiting The Wild Animal Sanctuary Tuesday, September 10th. The Wild Animal Sanctuary is the oldest and largest Sanctuary in the world dedicated to rescuing captive exotic and endangered carnivores from horrific situations and rehabilitating them so they can live and roam freely with others of their own kind here in Colorado!

In June, we locked Rick Crandall in a cage, hoisted him up and placed him in one of the lion habitats at the Wild Animal Sanctuary for four hours, all in the interest of raising money to build the first EZ 1430 Wild Animal Pride.  With your generous donations we were able to adopt 8 animals for one year and contribute to their care.  Because of your generous donations you helped adopt the black bears. Listen for more information on what animals you can help adopt soon. Please help us today by donatingSee pictures of some of the animals you helped adopt below. 

EZ 1430 is dedicating the summer to raising funds to build our own EZ Wild Animal Pride benefiting The Wild Animal Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is the oldest and largest sanctuary in the world dedicated exclusively to rescuing captive exotic and endangered large carnivores from horrific captive situations and rehabilitating them so they can live and roam freely with others of their own kind.

For every $360 we raise a lion, tiger or bear will be adopted for a year and added to our pride, for $240 we’ll gain a leopard, jaguar or camel and every $120, a bobcat, lynx or fox. The money spent on adoptions provides the best food, care and veterinary services and most of all dignity for beautiful animals that have been abused and mistreated for years.

Make a donation now or ask how you and your business can help raise our EZ 1430 wild animal pride adoptions. Together we’ll leave the world much better than we found it.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary

2999 County Road 53

Keenesburg, CO 80643

MEET THE EZ 1430 PRIDE

That you helped Adopt

Meet the Black Bears (Ella on the left, Josie on the right)

Andromeda (pictured,) Luna II & Miranda:  Mexico Zoo Forced Closure - These siblings were born and raised in a Mexican Zoo where they suffered from poor nutrition and were forced to live in a very small concrete wall and dirt floor display.  They were three of many cubs the zoo had as a result of uncontrolled breeding, and like all the others born there, they barely survived eating rotten chicken and living in a harsh environment.  Finally, the Mexican Government forced the Zoo to close and give up their large carnivores due to the lack of care, and subsequently decided to place them at our Sanctuary where they knew Andromeda, Luna and Miranda and the other Lions could live together in wonderful large acreage habitats.  When they were rescued, their ribs, vertebra and hip bones protruded from the lack of proper nutrition, and their fur coats were dull, brittle and had visible scarring from previous injuries.  Yet, within months of their arrival at the Sanctuary, with lots of great food, love and medical care, Andromeda and her siblings and the other rescued animals from that zoo are now beautiful thriving Lions that live very happily together while enjoying their new life in Colorado! 

Jupiter (pictured,) Terra & Venus:  Mexico Zoo Forced Closure - These siblings were born and raised in a Mexican Zoo where they suffered from poor nutrition and were forced to live in a very small concrete wall and dirt floor display. They were three of many cubs the zoo had as a result of uncontrolled breeding, and like all the others born there, they barely survived eating rotten chicken and living in a harsh environment.  Finally, the Mexican Government forced the Zoo to close and give up their large carnivores due to the lack of care, and subsequently decided to place them at our Sanctuary where they knew Jupiter, Terra and Venus and the other Lions could live together in wonderful large acreage habitats.  When they were rescued, their ribs, vertebra and hip bones protruded from the lack of proper nutrition, and their fur coats were dull, brittle and had visible scarring from previous injuries.  Yet, within months of their arrival at the Sanctuary, with lots of great food, love and medical care, Jupiter and his siblings and the other rescued animals from that zoo are now beautiful thriving Lions that live very happily together while enjoying their new life in Colorado!

Trouble:  City Zoo Forfeiture - Male Brown Bear, Trouble, came to live at the Sanctuary when a city zoo in Minnesota was forced to downsize due to budget constraints.  The zoo’s director and staff went to great lengths to ensure their beloved Trouble would be going to the best life-long home possible, and chose the Sanctuary after coming for a personal visit.  This large, handsome Bear now lives on many acres of natural habitat in the midst of numerous other Bear habitats and will be loved, cared for and respected for the rest of his life.

Dora, Dasha, Sasha, Sebastian (pictured,) Darwin & Diego: New York Court Ordered Confiscation – These 6 Black Bears were confiscated (by court order) from a man who was breeding and selling Black Bears and other exotic animals from his backyard facility.  Dora, Dasha, Sasha, Sebastian, Darwin and Diego were kept together in a tiny concrete and steel cage in this man’s unofficial roadside zoo.  New York State Courts ruled he had to get rid of his animals, or they would have to be euthanized, so our Sanctuary worked with two other animal welfare organizations to arrange for the Bears to be saved.  They were rescued and brought to live in large natural habitats where they will be able to enjoy their wonderful new home for the rest of their lives.

Male Tiger, Lysander, was rescued from a municipal zoo in Argentina along with two Tigresses, two Lions and two Grizzly Bears.  Identified as one of the ten worst zoos in the world, many concerned citizens and a government agency banded together and brought enough pressure to bear—forcing the zoo to close.  The Wild Animal Sanctuary was the best and only choice for the zoo’s surviving largest carnivores to find a home, and now Lysander and the  other animals have plenty of food, great health care and large-acreage habitats in which to live.