As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact us all, Alaqua Animal Refuge is taking a pro-active approach to do our part to assist with minimizing the spread of this virus. With the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors as our priority, we are implementing the following procedures, effective immediately:
On a personal note as the founder of Alaqua, this is all very scary to me. It is reminiscent of the time period after the BP oil spill, when all of our monetary donations simply just stopped and we almost had to close our doors.
In addition, the need for social distancing has taken away our ability to hold much-needed fundraisers that keep our organization operational on a day-to-day basis. Just this week, our Sip n Shop, part of the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown Weekend, and one of two annual events that provide critical funding for our entire yearly operation, has been canceled.
It is a devastating blow to our organization, but our board of directors is working hard to get creative and do what we can to get through this difficult time.
Finally, we urge our supporters to make a donation to the Refuge during this time if you can. Our services are needed even more than ever right now, as we have become the go-to organization to help animals, and their families, in Northwest Florida. The animals need our help.
We appreciate you and thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.
To foster an animal, fill out the foster form by clicking here.
To donate to the Refuge, please click here.
With much gratitude,
Founder & President
Alaqua Animal Refuge