After a slowdown during the coronavirus pandemic, Shizzy’s Wildcat Rescue in Fair Bluff is again seeking “every hand we can” to help install perimeter fencing and do other construction projects, spokeswoman Rhonda Billeaud said. Business days are scheduled for June 25, July 9, and July 23.
“Volunteers will be needed to help hold ladders, deploy fences, pull ropes on pulleys to raise sections of fence, fasten clamps, secure habitat roof enclosures with hog ties, and secure kickers and adapters in hog habitats. wolves,” Billeaud said.
Work on each of the three Saturdays will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old to work with ladders and tools, be able to lift a minimum of 15 pounds, and be comfortable working on various weather conditions. .
The 56-acre sanctuary for neglected and abused exotic animals is under construction at 658 Main St. in Fair Bluff. Billeaud said the nonprofit already receives frequent calls about animals in need of rescue.
“Many of the animals have been improperly cared for, injured or sick,” Billeaud said, “and we are the last option before euthanasia.” She said the seven acres of habitat already built include “one tiger, two wolves and four small cat habitat enclosures.”
When completed, Billeaud said, “the sanctuary will be a safe haven and provide quality lifetime care for abandoned big cats, wolves, bears and other predatory species rescued from privately owned, backyard breeders, circuses, puppy petting operations , roadside zoos, the entertainment industry and other poor conditions.”
A press release from Shizzy’s Wildcat Rescue said no experience is necessary to volunteer and groups are welcome. To sign up or learn more about additional volunteer opportunities, email Billeaud at [email protected] or call 910.840.1886. Those interested in scheduling a show or getting more information can also contact Billeaud.
SWR is on Facebook at shizzyswildcatrescue and on Instagram at: ShizzysWildcatRescue/.
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