If you have ever come out to the Sanctuary during the rainy or snow season, you probably know how horrendous our tour path is. The path we use to navigate the enclosures and escort guests transforms into a quagmire, with guests and volunteers sinking up to their ankle! Our major goal for 2011 is to repair our tour path and make it handicapped accessible. Not only would it help tour guests navigate the Sanctuary, but would assist volunteers responding to an animal emergency. The plan is to use railroad ties and pressure treated 2x8x10's to create a corral, where we will pour crusher fine and cement to create a flat, raised tour path.
It doesn't stop there. We also plan on creating new barrier fences between the animal enclosures and guests. These new barriers will allow us to offer self-guided tours for guests who want to view the animals at a more leisurely pace without the intimidation of a group. The new barrier fences will be created using horse fence and pressure treated lumber.
The cost of this task is monumental. It will cost $10,000 to repair the tour path adjacent to the front line of enclosures. It will cost $24,224 to fix the tour path up to Cheyenne and Argo's enclosure. To finish up the rest of the tour path will be $15,776. That is a grand total of $50,000 to renovate the entire tour path.
The total amount raised so far is:
Thank you Jan R., Ben and Donna S., Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Bob P., David C., Marion M., Nancy H., Lara and Alan W., Cindy S., Alyssa P., Jessica G., Lee and Jeanie N., Ginny K., Laura W., Catherine G., Kirsten C., Bernice D., Leontine B., Rich T., Blake B., Sharon M., Louise K., Bonnie L., Nikki M., George S., Barbara D., Rebekah S., Marie L., Richard and Katharine P, Razvan P., Carol C., Paul O., Susan F., Edward K. and Joy S., Dotty W., Home Depot
We would greatly appreciate any help we can receive on this enormous project. If you would like to make a donation, please use the form below, or mail in donations to:
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary
HC 61 Box 28
Ramah, NM 87321
Also, if you happen to know of any organizations or other potential funding sources that may be willing to help us, please email their information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anybody who would like to see our proposed budget and project schedule may request it through email (email@example.com) or call us at 505-775-3304.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Online DonationPlease make all donation amounts in full dollars (no cents). When entering the donation amount, please exclude the decimal point (ex: $20 instead of $20.00). The dollar sign has been provided for you, so you don't need to include it. When you click on the "Donate now!" button, you will be brought to your shopping cart. Due to our shopping cart system, your donation amount will appear under "quantity." Do not worry, as long as the "total" is the same as your donation amount, you will be charged correctly.
Please add "Tour Path" in the comment section of the shopping cart check-out page to let us know that you would like your donation to support the construction of our new tour path.