WE DID IT!!
We’re so very excited to announce that between the donations made by our wonderful members, sale of property donated to BWS by our President, Amanda Lollar, the recent wins in contests, and funds received from other means, we now have the capital to move forward with the construction of our long awaited new facility in nearby Weatherford, Texas! Our new facility will not only contain substantially larger flight enclosures for the bats, but will afford them a natural day/night cycle via skylights and protected exposure to the outdoors that hasn’t been possible in the current location. In addition, the layout has been drafted entirely with the bats in mind as well as those who tend to them, making their stay more comfortable and the volunteers’ jobs much easier. An of course, a larger facility will also allow us to rescue more bats in need.
We’ve worked hard for this moment, but none of this could even begin to be possible without of our generous and loyal supporters. Every time we’ve needed you, you’ve always stepped up, and we can’t possibly thank you enough. We are still in need of donations to finish the flight enclosures, which will include padded floors, stainless steel security mesh, aluminum tubing, steel security bars, security cameras, as well as a critter cam in the new flight area that will allow online viewing 24/7 so that you may view the bats in their simulated, natural environment. Construction is due to start in November of 2013 with completion expected by the spring of 2014 (funds allowing).
MATERIALS WISH LIST
(Items still needed)
- Tubular skylights & extensions
- Three-door reach-in refrigerator (for storing produce bought in bulk)
- Amazon.com gift cards toward the purchase above items
- Industrial mats for padded flight cage floors
- Stainless steel sink for food preparation
- Stainless steel recovery room sink
- Steel Security doors – 4
- Contributions toward the above items are greatly appreciated!
(Click here to donate)
Donations can also be mailed to:
Bat World Sanctuary
217 N. Oak Ave
Mineral Wells, TX, 76067
The video below honors those we have saved, and it was created as hope for those who are still waiting to be rescued. (Please note that the video depicts a different rendering from above as the design has changed since the video was first made.)