BAT WORLD SANCTUARY

The Largest Bat Sanctuary on Earth

Bat 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. We are also involved in conservation efforts both locally and internationally. 

Bat World was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, accredited organization with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

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Welcome, Dracula! 

This precious boy was found hiding on a window sill in a motel. He was likely trapped for a few days and was very dehydrated when found, but thankfully was uninjured. Once back at the sanctuary, we provided him with fluids which perked him up, right back to his frisky self! He spent the majority of yesterday getting comfortable with his temporary accommodations here at the sanctuary, but once he realized he was going to be getting all the yummy mealworms he could possibly want he decided that this place is way better than his previous vacation spot at the motel. This little guy will stay with us until recovered, and then be released back to the wild to go on living his best life and to rejoin the rest of his friends. <3
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Happy Thursday, bat fans! 🦇

This Thursday we have our very quirky boy, Jimjaw, who is a Mexican free-tail bat who was brought to us a few years back with a broken jaw. Although his jaw has healed, it is still a bit crooked causing him to be a permanent resident here at our rescue. We provide Jim jaw with the care he deserves, and he gets extra meal worms just for being so cute. We hope you enjoy Jimjaw as much as we all do here. He’s always in the mood to make someone smile! ❤️
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Did you know we have an amazon wishlist? If you didn't already know, now ya do! 😁

Our wishlist is an invaluable tool for donations, and it allows us to spend less time on supply runs, and more time saving bats. If you are interested in sending supplies to the bats, the Amazon wishlist is the place to be. ❤

Follow the link below! We are currently in need of laundry detergent, tea bags, and small plastic bottles, but laundry detergent is our top priority. We do several large loads of laundry per day to keep the enclosure squeaky clean!
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3S73F93YMNPZW/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1
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These cute little bat studs are the perfect everyday earring for any bat lover! Choose from rose gold, black, or silver! (or buy one of each...) 😍

Want to know what makes them even better? Buying these helps supports REAL bats! All proceeds from the Bat World store go right back into caring for our rescued fruit and insect bats- buying food, medications, cleaning supplies and enrichment items. Plus, when you buy these you'll receive a copy of our annual report magazine, which has a ton of photos and stories of the bats we've rescued over the past year. 

See our story for the link!
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Dinner was 58 seconds late tonight- and Charlie the evening bat was NOT happy. He made it very clear that the level of service he was receiving was not at all acceptable, and he would be leaving an appropriate review. 😤
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Important batty announcement! 

We wanted to let everyone know that we have recently changed the platform we use for donations. You may notice that the donation form on our website looks different than the previous form, and the "thank you" email receipts you receive when donating also look a bit different.

If you are a recurring monthly donor, you may notice that your donations are processed through Stripe, a certified Level 1 Service Provider, which is the highest level of certification for payment processors. Other than this, you should not notice any other changes to the monthly support you so generously provide. 🖤

Our new platform will allow us to save time as well as funds. It also simplifies the donation process on your end. In fact, every receipt you receive will include an option to activate your giving dashboard where you can manage your account, print receipts, and more.

Thank you so much for your continued support! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. You can reach us at info@batworld.org! ❤️
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Happy Sunday! 

Our Florida girls are enjoying their morning getting their favorite treat, dates! 

Her little mouth is so full of yummy date. 😂 What a wonderful way to wind down before some lazy Sunday snoozing! 

What are you up to this morning? ❤️
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We need a #BatHero!
A little bat needs a ride from Douglas GA to the rescuer in Leesburg, GA. If you are able to help with this transport mission today, please give us a call at 940-325-3404. If we don't answer right away, please leave a message! 
Want to sign up to help future bats in need? Become a transport volunteer in your area! By signing up with the form linked below, you aren't committing to anything specific. You are simply giving us, as well as other bat rescuers, permission to contact you if we have a bat in need of transport in your area. 
https://forms.gle/yPTYPey5nCyYWwsS9
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Live BAT CAMS

SPONSOR A BAT IN NEED

Sponsorships help us provide food and medical supplies for the bats who cannot be released back into the wild. Symbolically adopt the bat of your choice by sending a one-time donation of $35.00 (and adopt a second bat for just $25!). A great educational tool, and the perfect gift for bat enthusiasts! Please note: This program supports the bats pictured below (who will live out their lives with us) as well as other bats in need. Bats are occasionally retired due to old age or illness, but otherwise remain in the program for anyone who wishes to support them.

Click on a photo to sponsor any bat below!

SPONSORS RECEIVE:

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • A matted 5″ x 7″ glossy photo of your bat
  • Your bat’s personal story
  • A graphic representing the size of your bat
  • The natural history of the species
  • An online subscription to Night Flight News emails.
  • A bat rescue card.
  • A myths and facts card.
  • A beautiful bookmark

Bella

Baxter

Ronan

The Captain

Benger the Avenger

Little Ernie

Sully

Tinkerbell

Lil Drac

Bootsanna

Cornelius

Gizmo