New Video Helps Raise More Funds
SANTA FE, NM – The Chimpanzee Sanctuary Fund today announces a new grant to help twenty-five more chimpanzees from New Mexico get into sanctuary. “These chimps, many of whom are elderly and suffer from chronic illness, deserve improved housing in sanctuary where all their behavioral needs are met,” said Laura Bonar, an advisor for the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Fund and Chief Program & Policy Officer for Animal Protection of New Mexico.
“Chimp Haven is ready to provide excellent care to more chimps,” said Cathy Spraetz, President and CEO of Chimp Haven, the sanctuary which received additional funding through Chimpanzee Sanctuary Fund grant-making to help care for 25 more chimpanzees.
“It’s up to us humans to do the right thing for chimpanzees waiting in lab settings, there are still over 100 chimps in southern New Mexico waiting for their chance at sanctuary,” said Linda Milbourn, Interim President and CEO for New Mexico Community Foundation.
To date, the New Mexico Community Foundation’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary Fund has made grants totaling $446,000 to support the movement of chimpanzees into the comfort and safety of sanctuary. The current round of grant-making also provides continued support to chimps already in sanctuary, including Rosie, Cammy, and Elijah.
Individuals who want to help are encouraged to donate and share new video on social media, please visit Facebook.com/ChimpsToSanctuary