Running a sanctuary takes more than pats, cuddles and kisses. It also takes a lot of money. As a not for profit registered charity we rely on the goodwill of those who care about animals. Every day expenses include feed, shelters, medication, cleaning, veterinary assistance, and fencing. These costs add up and any donation, no matter how big or small, will help the animals. We are a No Kill Sanctuary which means that animals that are not suitable to be re-homed, or have special needs stay here for the remainder of their lives.
Sponsorship does not cover the full cost of caring for the animals, nor does it take into account their feeding costs. It is with this in mind that Big Ears encourages the animals to be sponsored by more than one sponsor.
We understand that an upfront payment doesn’t suit everybody so for less than most people spend on coffee you can choose ongoing monthly payments from as little as $5.00 per month.
Sponsors are sent a laminated certificate with the name and photo of the sponsored animal thanking them for their sponsorship as well as a Big Ears sticker.
Big Ears would really love some corporate sponsorship to help with ongoing costs. 100% of all donations is spent on the animals – there are no wages paid, all staff are volunteers.
Sammie is an elderly ducky who came to live at Big Ears after being found on the roadside, most likely hit by a car. His leg was inflamed but nothing broken. Poor Sammie never got full use of his leg back and now that he is older he likes his food brought to him so he doesn’t have to walk to far. Sammie lives with other physically challenged ducks so that they can all get along and we can make sure they all get food without competing with the able bodied, younger ducks in the big duck yard. Sammie loves it when his special water pool is filled with fresh water and he is the first in to have a bath no matter how cold it is.
You can sponsor Sammie for $50.00 for 12 months or choose to give a monthly donation for just $5.00 a month. Sponsorship goes towards his health checks and parasite treatment.
Priest was a duckling that needed help. He was found in a box with wire on the top. He had a badly infected eye and his head had been severely pecked. The finders took him in and cleared up his eye and tended to his pecked head. He turned out to be a drake and as he was a bit dominant with their chickens they couldn’t keep him. They tried to re-home him with no luck as the only people who were interested just wanted to eat him.
He is a lovely boy who shakes his tail feathers when he see’s you. Then he gives you a fatherly look, with his priestly collar on, silently asking “Anything you want to tell me?”.
You can sponsor Priest for $50.00 for 12 months or choose to give a monthly donation of just $5.00 a month. Sponsorship goes towards his health checks and parasite control.