FLOOD RECOVERY 2017 DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEER SUPPORT
Sunday and Monday July 23rd and 24th, Desert Cry was slammed with tornadic winds and flooding. Desert Cry was under water for 2 days. Some of our facilities were unsalvagable and had to be torn down.
The tortoise dens were filled with water and the tortoises had to be relocated to other facilities.
Our small female desert tortoise developed an upper respiratory infection (most likely from inhaling water during the storm). She is now living indoors and is treated daily with antibiotics in the hopes that the infection will clear up. See the damaged dens and our step-by-step recovery below.
The jackrabbit enclosure entrance suffered wind and water damage. The structure was leaning precariously and had to held upright with string.
A complete rebuild of the jackrabbit enclosure is underway, starting with the foundation. See our progress below.
so far we have been able to:
- retrench the washes that filled with debris and sand from the floodwaters
- rebuild tortoise dens for five tortoises
- do a lot of work in the cat pen by getting rid of wet and moldy wood and rugs, and rebuilding the platform as best we could.
We still have work to do:
- the jack rabbit enclosure located inside the goat area is still falling down.
We are in the process of building a new one so that we can move the Jacks to that area and tear down the old cage. When that is completed the footprint of the old cage will become a retention area for flood water before it reaches the goats.
So, we have done a lot and still have to do a lot.
Thanks to the volunteers and the donations from all of you...
Thank you all
We have made great progress and appreciate the efforts and donations from the following.
The Albertson's Safeway Foundation
Carrie Lynn - San Tan Heights
Angela and Jamie -Queen Creek
Nancy Pina- Grey - Phoenix
Abby and McKinley Anise - Mesa
Brian link - Phoenix
Amanda and Jim Tackett - Glendale
Christina aka Gretchen - Peoria
Tommy Engle and Bodhi Oshea-Engle - Peoria
Julia and Houston Purington - Gilbert
Sue and Larry Blaeser - New York
Nancy Rogers - Arizona
Diana Leggett - Texas
Elizabeth Lenzen - Arizona
Carolyn Denton - Arizona
Jeanine Carlon - Florida
Joanne and Joel Kolb - Illinois
Carol Cummins - Arizona
We are still in need of volunteers and funds to address the shed and drainage issues, as well as finish the rebuilding for other facilities that were affected.
We also sustained damage to facilities for the domestic animals that have sanctuary here. See our DOMESTIC FACILITIES RECOVERY here.
DESERT CRY is funded
only by donations from folks like you.
Even a small one can make a big difference.
Please make your tax deductible donation now so that
Desert Cry can continue to
HELP SAVE WILD LIVES