Lifetime Care for 90 Rescued Fruit Bats

For: Bat World Sanctuary
Weatherford, TX
Organizer: Bat World Sanctuary
Lifetime Care for 90 Rescued Fruit Bats (Bat World Sanctuary)
$15,690
of $250,000 goal
6% Complete
Raised by 173 donors

The Story

ATTENTION PLEASE!

Youcaring has merged with GoFundMe and is closing all fundraisers like ours. We have moved to a new platform called MightyCause. Please see this link to donate: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Batworld-Michigan90

THANK YOU!

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 27, 2018

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Posted on April 27, 2018

Dear Bat World Sanctuary Supporters,

We are so pleased with the progress of all of the 90 bats rescued from OBC, in particular Chessie, Statler and Walter, who recently discovered the numerous juice bottles that hang in the enclosure. He can't seem to get enough of apple juice, a favorite of all the fruit bats. Both he and Statler and meandering all over the indoor and semi-outdoor flight enclosures now. It's such a joy to see them discovering new things at every turn. These bats would not have found the happiness they now have if not for your support. 

As an aside, YouCaring (this site where our fundraiser was started and from where you are receiving this update) has merged with gofundme and they are closing all fundraisers like ours. Consequently, we have moved this fundraiser to a different site called MightyCause: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Batworld-Michigan90

We are closing this page after this update is sent, but rest assured we have gathered your donation information and will be sending our proper than yous in time.

Again, thank you for your wonderful support.

Bat World Sanctuary

P.S. Walter sends a personal thank you for the apple juice. ☺


Posted on April 20, 2018

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Posted on April 20, 2018

Dear Supporters of the Michigan 90,

We are so very proud of Chessie! If you recall, because of the severe, curled length of her toenails, Chessie (formerly Coco) could not unlatch her toes from the cage ceiling to turn right-side up to relieve herself, so she unwillingly soiled herself. Bats are exceptionally clean by nature and we  knew that Chessie did not want to dirty herself, so we worked have been working these past two weeks to correct this behavior by showing Chessie that she can now turn right-side up to eliminate. Well, just this morning Chessie did just that, and all by herself! 

I don't think any of us have ever before been this excited to see a bat properly poo. As they say, it's the little things.

Thank you again for your amazing support. 

The Bat World Sanctuary team

P.S. We recently learned that Caringcent has merged with GoFundMe and our fundraiser will be deleted in July, so we will be closing this page and moving our fundraiser to this link within the next week: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Batworld-Michigan90


Posted on April 17, 2018

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Posted on April 17, 2018

This day is special not only because it brings attention to bats all over the world, but today we also marked a few milestones with the Michigan 90 that we would like to share with you through footage taken from our live bat cams. 

Click here to watch a video of Walter, who after two weeks of rehabilitating him nightly to show him he could move on his own, is now doing just that. Here he is in front of the toy box camenjoying a mango while awaiting nightly treat time with several African fruit bats (also rescued from OBC). We are so thrilled to watch Walter proudly amble across the expanse of the flight enclosure all on his own. 

Click here to watch a video of Coco (whom we now call Chessie). She is grooming in front of the feeding tree camaround 7:30 in the morning. Because she has limited vision, we place her under the feeding tree in the evening and every morning we then move her back to the roost where all of the bats sleep. Chessie is starting to trust us by reaching for us when we reach for her, and it so warms our hearts. (Note: Chessie arrived with her wing membrane torn but it is not painful for her and should mend over time).  

Watching the 90 rescued bats adjust to their new life where they get to live on their own terms, gives us a glimpse of the sheer joy they feel in being at Bat World Sanctuary. We could not do this without your support, and for that we are eternally grateful to you.

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