Tigers for Tomorrow requests Emergency Winter Fund donations


Photo: Pictured above, Kahn, a tiger at the preserve, looks off into the distance as his photo is taken. Photo courtesy of www.tigersfortomorrow.org.
For over 20 years, Tigers for Tomorrow educated guests about a humane relationship with animals and the environment humans and animals share. When predatory animals are discarded, unable to work or earn money for proprietors, Tigers for Tomorrow gives them the gift of a safe, forever home. This holiday season, Tigers for Tomorrow is requesting that its local community consider giving in return.
Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain is a 501(c)3 non-profit, apex predator preserve on 140 acres near Attalla. Untamed Mountain provides a never before experienced closeness to wild animals no zoo offers, which is one reason Alabama Magazine awarded TFT the “Best Zoo in Alabama.”
In the past year, TFT provided forever homes to two wolf dogs, two African civets, two arctic foxes, three juvenile lions, two adult white lions, two tiger cubs and one pig. As TFT’s family grows, the staff is working with its new animals to ensure each resident is healthy and acclimating successfully to their new home. Providing for 160 animals is not a simple task, but TFT strives to provide each animal with the care he or she needs to live a comfortable, enjoyable life.
During the winter months, the preserve often requires outside help to maintain its care facilities. In 2019, TFT experienced difficulty meeting its budget due to a dozen or more weekends of rain, unforeseen equipment failures and heavy veterinarian expenses over recent months. To remain one of the finest animal preserves in the country, TFT is requesting donations to ensure that its tigers and animals have a secure tomorrow. Recently, Angels in Distress provided a $25,000 Matching Grant to Tigers for Tomorrow, which must be met by Jan. 7.
Tigers for Tomorrow is asking 20 business partners to make a year-end tax-deductible donation of $250 which will enable the preserve to securely get through the winter months. For donators, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations Katrina Hubbard will set up a private tour of the preserve so contributors can see firsthand the impact their support makes. Each $250 donation will receive a social media thank you. Businesses that contribute $1,000 will receive a four-by-four-foot banner made and displayed at the main entry leading into the apex predator area, which is seen by an average of 30,000 guests annually. TFT will also give 10 tickets for business supporters and their guests who donate $1,000. In addition, TFT will also promote business donors on social media and give businesses access to TFT’s 6,000 plus email list, 22 thousand plus Facebook likes and more.
Those interested in donating to Tiger for Tomorrow’s Emergency Winter Fund can visit www.tigersfortomorrow.org and click “DONATE,” or mail checks to 708 County Road 345, Attalla, AL 35954. Many companies are making their year-end tax-deductible donations as tax write offs. Businesses interested in donating to TFT’s Emergency Winter Fund can call Director of Marketing and Public Relations Katrina Hubbard at 850-586-3702 or email untamedmountainmarketing@gmail.com for more information. The deadline to donate is Jan. 7.
Tigers for Tomorrow will be open Jan. 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for New Year’s half price admission. After Jan. 5, Tigers for Tomorrow will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $15 and children (ages 3-11) tickets are $7.50. For directions or additional information on private tours or behavior policies, visit www.tigersfortomorrow.org.

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