Road to Retirement: The Chimps’ Journey Home to Sanctuary
We were thrilled to welcome our very first group of chimpanzees to the sanctuary! Jennifer, Charisse, Buttercup, Latricia, Samira, Gertrude, Emma, Genesis, and Gracie arrived to their new sanctuary home at Project Chimps on September 8th. They are acclimating well and already enjoying sanctuary life in the Blue Ridge mountains of Georgia. We are currently fundraising for the next #roadtoretirement journey from the New Iberia Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana to the Project Chimps sanctuary in Morganton, Georgia and we need your support!
So what exactly is the Road to Retirement journey? Well, it is what we are calling the many, many trips that will be taken across the southern states to get all 220 chimpanzees from New Iberia to their new sanctuary home. It will be a long trip (about 16 hours), but they will have blankets to snuggle and nest with, treats and snacks, and there will be many stops along the way so our veterinarian and behavior team can check on everyone throughout their air-conditioned trip. We can’t wait to celebrate each chimp group’s arrival with you!
GUESS WHAT ELSE! You (yes, YOU!) can be a part of the Road to Retirement journey without having to leave the comfort of your own home! For a super generous donation of $200 or more, you will be given the opportunity to have a personalized message ride along inside the transport trailer with the chimps! They can be notes of encouragement and well wishes for their future, they can be in honor of a friend or loved one, pretty pictures with lots of color so they have something interesting to look at during their trip- let your creativity shine for chimps! Just visit here to make your donation.
If you decide to be part of the trip and make a $200+ donation, you will be mailed a 5 x 8 card stock to decorate, write your message, then send back to us so it can be hung in the transport trailer in time for the next #roadtoretirement trip (deadlines will apply).
Every dollar counts and we hope you will consider donating to the Road to Retirement Fund so we can get the next group of chimps to sanctuary as soon as possible. You can help bring a chimp home!