September 3, 2019 11:45am
Managing a sanctuary with over 100 rescued wild animals is especially stressful in times of natural and manmade disasters. We have contingency plans in place for every conceivable situation, but that does little to minimize the stress when the time comes.
As of the most recent update, Hurricane Dorian is moving NW toward the coast of Florida. The sanctuary is under a tropical storm warning right now. We are as prepared as we can be. The animals are in their safety areas and we are now just holding our breath.
Thankfully, Dorian’s most recent path looks like it will stay offshore and not make landfall…and we hope that the forecast remains accurate. We will still have high winds, but not nearly the devastation that was predicted earlier when Dorian was a Category 5 hurricane and supposed to hit Florida directly.
Of course, the forecasted path of this huge storm can change at any moment. We will remain prepared and will update you if anything changes. Meanwhile, we hope for the best for our friends and family on the east coast and in the Bahamas.
Forest Animal Rescue is constantly purchasing supplies and equipment to help ensure the safety of the sanctuary in emergencies like this. Not only are we regularly building safety areas for the animals, but we also keep trees in and around habitats pruned on an ongoing basis. We are installing a 10,000-gallon water tank with a high-volume water pump for fighting fires and refilling fire trucks at the sanctuary.
With your help, we can stay prepared for whatever emergency arises, whether it is a hurricane, fire or other disasters.
Thank you in advance for your donation to our Disaster Fund.