Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is feeling the love from the community after receiving more than 30 fans days after a posting on social media.
The sanctuary posted to Instagram on Wednesday asking for fans for the animals because they “tend to suffer as much as we do in the heat,” said Amy Kight, executive director of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.
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By Saturday, the sanctuary had enough fans for the animals. As of Monday, Kight said they received more than 30 fans.
“We received an outpouring of fans. It’s been wonderful,” said Kight. “We posted to social media on a whim and never expected this many donations.”
Box fans were preferred because they circulate the air well without being too noisy, which could disturb the animals, the sanctuary said on Instagram.
“It truly helps us care for the animals at the sanctuary. It’s a great feeling to be a part of this amazing community,” Busch Wildlife wrote on Instagram about the donations.
While the sanctuary now has enough fans, people can still donate other items from its wish list.
Busch Wildlife is currently in need of canned and dry dog food, non-citrus or strawberry baby food, old newspapers, disinfecting wipes, plastic zippered bags (gallon and half-gallon), hand sanitizer, mug warmers, boomer balls (medium to large), critter carriers, large towels, non-powder latex gloves, 39- and 13-gallon trash bags and hand soap.
“That is one of the best things about Jupiter,” said Tiffany Tesauro Pascarella, of Jupiter. “People will come together to help the animals or community.”
Pascarella donated a fan and is now raising money for her birthday to donate to the nonprofit organization.
Kight said generic brands are fine and a more extensive list of items can be found on the sanctuary’s Amazon wish list. People can look up the list by going to www.amazon.com/gp/registry/ search and typing in Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.
“We are beside ourselves with the donations from the community,” said Kight. “We are greatly appreciative of everything.”
Donations can can be dropped off during normal business hours, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or shipped to the sanctuary at 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458.