Three Cheers for Animal Caregivers!


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June 14, 2024

Three Cheers for Animal Caregivers!

Photo Credit: Chimp Haven

Animal Sanctuary Caregiver Day

AAVS is celebrating the work of some very special people for Animal Sanctuary Caregiver Day! Many of us have watched heartwarming videos of animals and thought that it must be so fun and rewarding to work at a sanctuary. And it can be, but it’s also very hard work, so it takes special people willing to go above and beyond to ensure that animals in sanctuaries are safe, healthy, and happy.

Animal caregivers treat those in their care like family members, learning their likes and dislikes, celebrating sanctuary milestones, embracing unique personality traits, and grieving their losses. The work is mentally and physically demanding—sometimes even dangerous—and involves long hours, often in extreme weather, and with animals who have suffered past abuse and have special needs.

We are deeply grateful to the sanctuary staff and volunteers who take on this difficult work to give chimpanzees, monkeys, horses, and others the love and attention they need and deserve. THANK YOU for all you do!

Help us celebrate Animal Sanctuary Caregiver Day as we show our appreciation for animal caregivers and their vital work. Through the generosity of supporters like you, AAVS has given more than $4 million in grants to support sanctuaries and to ensure that caregivers have the tools they need to properly care for animals.

Thank you for caring!

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