Grant Announcement: Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary
Empowers Africa is proud to announce a USD 2,500 grant to Care for Wild Africa made possible by Laura and Sean Muir, as part of their larger USD 10,000 pledge to the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary. Sean and Laura were moved by the plight of orphaned rhinos after a recent life-changing visit to the facility located in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Their generous gift will go towards the ongoing support of the sanctuary’s rhinos, specifically towards the purchase of bales, alfalfa (lucerne) and grass. A portion of these funds will also support the wages of the game scouts who work tirelessly day and night to protect the rhinos from poachers.
The Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary is dedicated to the protection of rhinos and other endangered species against poaching. The facility features a treatment and care center where animals are rehabilitated until they are healthy enough to be returned to the wild. Although Care for Wild specializes in the rehabilitation of rhinos, they also rescue orphaned, abandoned, injured or displaced reptiles, mammals and indigenous birds. Certified veterinarians regularly visit the center to check up on the animals, while volunteers keep the facilities clean and the animals fed. The center was established by Petronel Nieuwoudt, former captain of the South African Endangered Species Protection Unit.
To learn more about Care for Wild please visit www.careforwild.co.za or to make a donation please visit www.careforwild.co.za/donate.