The fourth of July fireworks may be over, but we're still working on helping two lab monkeys achieve their own Independence Day. As soon as we raise another $2,300 to meet our Independence Day match
, we will have the $10,000 we need to buy materials to build two new habitats for retiring lab monkeys. And as soon as the habitats are up, we can go and get the monkeys!
As for Jersey, he just had his vasectomy yesterday and is recovering very well...your donations to our Medical Fund
are very much appreciated!
Jersey has done better than anyone could have expected. His right leg stump healed up in a matter of days -- that leg had been septic and SO painful, and as soon as it was gone, he laughed for the first time. His left foot, where his toes were amputated, is taking longer to heal because he had a setback with a wet bandage. Now the bandage is off and you can see the wound shrinking every day. He walks around on his stump and his tail, and sometimes doesn't even use his stump -- just walks around on his hands and his tail! We're still keeping Jersey inside, with a human observing him at all times to ensure his safety and keep him company. Soon Jersey will be outside in a specially-designed habitat, celebrating his own Independence Day!
Every day for Jersey is one day closer to
getting on the other side of that window.
Scroll down for a great Jersey-meets-dog video. And keep watching Jungle News
for monkey news.
P.S. PLEASE make a donation
and help us get two more monkeys out of research!
A special thank you to Gail and Dorothy for your donations that got us well on the way toward our $5,000 goal.