Kari with Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich at Animal Rights 2012.
I returned from the Animal Rights Conference Monday night and wow! I met so many compassionate animal activists who are making an enormous difference in the lives of so many animals.
It was really great meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones. If you have never been to the Animal Rights Conference, I highly recommend you go next year. And if you do, let me know, we can always use help at our booth. We will be carpooling with Animal Warriors again next year.
On the drive home from the conference I got a call from a lab wanting to retire a capuchin monkey to Jungle Friends. I will know more in a few weeks, but we are going to get started on his habitat right now. Animal Warriors will be out to help Claude build the habitat, so please email me and let me know if you would like to help in any way. Thank you to Patricia, our new friend from the conference, for your generous $500 donation to our Laboratory Monkey Retirement Fund! You're the best!
Please become a Summer Monkey Buddy before the end of September so your donation will be included in our matching grant!
If you are more of a party animal, have a "Monkey Party" fundraiser at your home with your friends and family. What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A "Monkey Party!"
P.S. A special thank you for all of you who donated, sent cards and came out to the sanctuary for Chi Chi - she sends monkey love!
Monkey Movie: Romance at Jungle Friends
Watch "Romance at Jungle Friends" It was love at first sight for Fiona...she knew what she wanted and she wanted Goober! Goober was in research and Fio was at a roadside zoo, these two were worlds apart - until they met.
See the magic behind the creation of our acclaimed monkey art! Monkey Art donations raised nearly $4000 at our Animal Rights Conference Booth this year.
Progress Report on Chi Chi
Chi Chi is enjoying her monkey biscuits again!
Chi Chi continues to make progress in her recovery from surgery. She's eating regularly now, playing with Puchi and Wendell, and even occasionally doing one of her famous dances. Most important, she has stopped refusing her medication so her antibiotics can do their work!
At more than 50 years old, this dear monkey seems to be beating the cancer odds. Only time will tell whether Dr. Schirmer was able to remove all of the cancerous tissue, but we believe in monkey miracles!