HELP US BUY A NEW X-RAY MACHINE
Unfortunately, after many years of service our current x-ray machine has stopped working and as it was already second-hand when we received it, it’s not possible to repair – we need to buy a new machine!
To provide critical care without an x-ray machine we are forced to take injured animals to the local veterinary teaching university which is an hour’s drive away. Sadly, we cannot afford to x-ray all of the animals as it costs $50 per x-ray so we are having to prioritise the most critically ill. Additionally, many of the animals are too sick or too badly injured to make the journey.
A new machine will allow us provide a fast and accurate diagnosis for all animals that arrive at the rescue centre, support ongoing treatment and ultimately return more animals to the wild.
We need your support to raise the funds required to purchase a new x-ray machine. Every dollar we receive takes us a step closer to providing critically injured wildlife with the best chance of survival.
“Without biodiversity, there is no future for humanity,” – Professor David Macdonald, Oxford University.
Over the last 30 years, we have played a huge part in Costa Rica’s biodiversity protection through wildlife rescue and release and endangered species breeding. Costa Rica is home to over 5% of the world’s estimated species, so the work we do is crucial for the future of humanity.
We are the largest rescue center of our kind and we partner with officials, the Costa Rican Government, and members of the public to take in and rehabilitate nearly 3000 animals per year. Our breeding program has reintroduced several endangered species to the Costa Rican wild, a total of over 500 animals and plans to reintroduce another 300 by 2031.
Incredibly, visitors to the Lifetime Care Sanctuary have sustained our funding for 30 years, accounting for 99.9% of funds. Now, with the COVID-19 restrictions we are struggling to fund even the most essential operations. We believe that this campaign can see us through the hard times as we wait for restrictions to ease.
We ask anyone who believes in wildlife conservation to please contribute to our cause, and help Rescate to continue to protect Costa Rica’s biodiversity (and humanity) for another 30 years! Find our fundraiser here.