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Please help lost bats!
Bats sometimes find their way inside human structures during the spring and fall for a number of reasons. They could be youngsters experiencing their first migration and have lost their way, or they could be confused adults who have lost their habitat due to human encroachment. Please be kind to bats; never place them outside in rainy or harsh weather as that is a death sentence. Instead, see the information on this page and if needed, call a rescuer in your area right away. There are instructions below our Locate a Rescuer map on how to safely contain a bat until help can be found. Please also remember to protect yourself while protecting them – never rescue a bat barehanded.


WHY SAVE BATS?

Bats are clean, gentle and intelligent, they are vital to the ecosystem, and they enhance our lives in many ways. Fruit and nectar bats bring us approximately 450 commercial products and over 80 different medicines through seed dispersal and pollination. Up to 98% of all rainforest regrowth comes from seeds that have been spread by fruit bats. Insect-eating bats are literal vacuum cleaners of the night skies, eating millions upon millions of harmful bugs. They protect us by eating insect-pests that destroy crops as well as insects that cause human disease.

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WHAT WE DO

rescue work video pic_edited-1Bat World Sanctuary is on the front line to end the mistreatment of bats.  Each year we rescue hundreds of bats who might otherwise die. Lifetime sanctuary is given to non-releasable bats, including those that are orphaned, injured, and rescued from the exotic pet trade, zoos and research facilities. Bat World was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, accredited organization with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Donations allow us to continue our rescue efforts for bats.

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Benger the Avenger came to Bat World Sanctuary in the summer of 2017 after being orphaned as a small baby and traveling over 2 miles on burning hot pavement, avoiding feral cats, fire ants, and raccoons, until he finally found his way onto the porch of a kind family who called us for help. Upon intake, it was evident that baby Benger had been through a lot: he suffered burns on several parts of his tiny body, lost his tail, and was severely dehydrated. Despite these odds, Benger fought hard to make it through, and this summer, he will be turning 5 years old! We are extremely proud of him. He will be living out the rest of his life here at the sanctuary, where he will never have to endure the same heart-breaking misfortunes of his infancy again.

If you would like to support Benger, he is an adoptable bat through our Adopt-A-Bat package available on the Bat World online store. Sponsorships help us provide food and medical supplies for bats like Benger.

Thank you to those who have sponsored Benger in the past. It is because of your kindness and support that we can continue to save lives.

The link to our virtual Adopt-A-Bat packages is provided below for anyone who wishes to become a sponsor. Thank you. 🤍

batworld.org/sponsor-a-bat-virtually/
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Benger the Avenger came to Bat World Sanctuary in the summer of 2017 after being orphaned as a small baby and traveling over 2 miles on burning hot pavement, avoiding feral cats, fire ants, and raccoons, until he finally found his way onto the porch of a kind family who called us for help. Upon intake, it was evident that baby Benger had been through a lot: he suffered burns on several parts of his tiny body, lost his tail, and was severely dehydrated. Despite these odds, Benger fought hard to make it through, and this summer, he will be turning 5 years old! We are extremely proud of him. He will be living out the rest of his life here at the sanctuary, where he will never have to endure the same heart-breaking misfortunes of his infancy again. 

If you would like to support Benger, he is an adoptable bat through our Adopt-A-Bat package available on the Bat World online store. Sponsorships help us provide food and medical supplies for bats like Benger.

Thank you to those who have sponsored Benger in the past. It is because of your kindness and support that we can continue to save lives. 

The link to our virtual Adopt-A-Bat packages is provided below for anyone who wishes to become a sponsor. Thank you. 🤍

https://batworld.org/sponsor-a-bat-virtually/

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I wish the little ones could tell us their stories about life before coming to Bat World Sanctuary.

What a doll!

Sweet sweet sweet..xoxo

He has a very happy face, and looks like he likes his new home!

He is beautiful and so glad he was saved.

My handsome adopted batty. I need to sponsor again.

Oh he's smiling 😃 😊

Never have I loved something I've never seen in real life this much ❤️

scrappy is what he is

Himz hansum!❤❤

How long do bats live? I may be weird but have always loved bats.

I adopted a bat for a family member for Christmas. They LOVED the picture and info that was sent. ❤️

He is soooo cute!! <3

Hello dear little chap xxx

Benger, you are a Hero.

He got to be so cute tho. 💕

Oh my gosh look at his beautiful eye(s)!

He is in the most caring and loving place he could be

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