It's about time! We've refloored and walled in the Animal Food Prep room! This means no more carpet, no more foam pads, no more table clothes as walls... was that an over share?
Here at Animal Wonders, we live in reality. Sort of. We are a very small organization that currently runs off of a pure volunteer staff. That means that truly every penny raised goes directly to the care and well being of the animals we care for. We hope to create a place where we can have a few paid employees so we can completely dedicate ourselves to the animals and the educational presentations. Until then, the money will continue to be spent for the animals. In this case it was for a secure space to create the magic of nutritious diets.
So, getting back to reality. Our facility is in Montana, it gets cold (and hot) here so most of the animals must remain in a temperature controlled environment. Which means the compound is attached to our home in order to share resources and be more environmentally friendly. We also use reclaimed and recycled materials which means that sometimes functionality rules over being visually appealing. So let's just say the new Food Prep room looks SO much better than it did last week. Here's some pictures to prove it.
So after the floor, wall, and paint went up. We reorganized everything and will probably rearrange several more times before we're happy. Want to see some more photos of upgrades? Here's some of the Cavy enclosure we did a few months ago.
We're making lots of much needed improvements to the Compound thanks to our amazing community who continues to support us and the animals by booking shows for their schools, birthday parties, and community events. Thank you all!!!
The next project we've been raising funds for is a large dirt floored enclosure for the Cavies. It will connect with their current indoor enclosure to give them access to warm indoors or dirt galore to dig their furry feet and claws into. If you would like to help make this project a reality please visit our donation page and give any amount you can spare. Any amount helps, if we get 100 people to give $50, or 200 people to give $25 we can make this happen next week! Even $5 helps us get to our goal. Again, thank you all!!!
We love visiting Hank and friends on SciShow for the Talk Show portion of their YouTube channel. We always have so much fun! This time we were invited to talk a little about more than just animals. Augusto joined Hank and I in front of the camera and I (Jessi) talked about one thing I know quite a lot about...poop. Yep, poop. In addition to our normal animal segments, we also shot footage for a second episode about how Augusto and I met, gained experience and knowledge, and finally founded Animal Wonders.
Here's some photos of the video shoot. Lots of fun!