Nature’s Edge Wildlife and Reptile Rescue is in desperate need of a new vehicle. To say we put a vehicle through it’s paces is an understatement. The Suburban we have now is a 2005 and has over 230,000 miles on it. The repairs are beyond starting to exceed the value, and will cost too much to make it pass Texas vehicle inspection this month. We use 4 wheel drive on a regular basis, haul stuff (including a trailer), travel to education and adoption events, picking up supplies and animals, and let’s not forget the occasional use as an emergency ladder to get birds out of trees.
Last year we drove more than 13,000 miles picking up animals, supplies, traveling to education programs, reptile expos, etc. About 10,000 miles consisted of transporting animals, over 2,000 miles were driven traveling to education programs and almost 700 miles driven to reptile expos. And that doesn’t even count all the miles driven to and from our vet’s office and that is a 67 mile trip.
We made three trips down to the coast after Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 to pick up wildlife and deliver needed supplies to wildlife rehabilitators. We have driven as far away as New Mexico to pick up animals in need. We drove to Tyler one afternoon just to pick up a western ratsnake that had swallowed three ceramic eggs. We also drove to Kansas one year to meet a college professor that adopted several reptiles for use as education animals.
A reliable vehicle is necessary to help us continue caring for animals in need. Please consider helping us purchase a new used vehicle.
As always, we truly thank each and every one of you for your continued support!
We are excited to announce we will be participating in the 2017 North Texas Giving Day on September 14th from 6am – Midnight. This year you can even schedule your donation early, from September 7-13th!
When you give via https://northtexasgivingday.org/…/natures-edge-wildlife-and…, your donation goes further with bonus funds and prizes. All donations scheduled between September 7th and 13th or made between 6am and midnight on September 14, 2017 qualify. Your donation triggers opportunities for NEWRR to win prizes rewarded at random or for the highest number of donors! This year every dollar given up to $10,000 will be multiplied with bonus funds.
Spread the word to your friends and loved ones about our organization and North Texas Giving Day! Don’t forget
to tag us, #naturesedgewildliferescue, and #NTxGivingDay if you’re posting online! Encourage your friends and family to get up and give as well!
We are in need of some immediate help. A couple of weeks ago we were the target of vandals. They slashed all four tires on one of our vehicles as well as the rescue’s recently purchased trailer. The trailer was also sprayed with inappropriate graffiti (which is blurred out in the photo). Our vehicle insurance covered the cost of replacing the tires on our vehicle, minus our deductible, but the trailer is not covered by our vehicle or homeowner’s insurance.
We have been asked to go to the coast to help transport wildlife back to the DFW area. The wildlife rehabilitators and animal shelters are overwhelmed with animals and some rehabilitators have had their homes flooded so are having to place their animals with other rehabilitators. The animals will be brought back to the DFW area and distributed among the rehabilitators here in the area. We will take in as many as we can house as well.
So this is where we need your help. With the help of a great friend, Discount tire has agreed to replace the tires at cost, so $265. Since all four tires are flat, we will either have to buy a jack to change the tires ourselves or have the trailer towed which will cost around $135. So we need your help raising the money to replace the tires. Any amount raised over the $265 will go toward paying to have the trailer towed to Discount Tire. As for the graffiti, we will try to remove the offensive remarks and cover it as best we can for now. We will have to have it professionally removed at a later date.
If there are any funds raised over and above that, we will use that money to help with the cost of gas and to purchase supplies, like formula, syringes, nipples, cotton balls, white paper towels, baby blankets, extra caging, etc. We will also distribute some of those supplies to others that are taking in animals as well. If you have any of the above supplies (except formula as we use a special kind that can’t be purchased at the local stores) and would like to donate them to us, please contact us. Any donations can also be mailed to us at the address below.
PO Box 136012
Fort Worth, TX 76135
Monetary donations can also be made via PayPal by clicking here.http://PayPal.Me/newr
Thank you all for your help in this urgent matter!
Mario and Brandi