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October 24, 2023

They should all be so Lucky

Did you see our messages earlier this month about former lab chimps who need our help?

We are immensely grateful for everyone who has donated to our 2023 BUILD IT! Campaign. And if you haven’t made a gift yet, there’s still time to help us reach our goal.

Together, we can do this! Since 2016, when NIH said that it would retire chimps—except that there was nowhere for them to go—AAVS has raised money for sanctuaries to ensure that there is a place for them. Hundreds of chimpanzees have left the labs and headed to new homes. To see chimpanzees—formerly sickened with drugs, darted with anesthesia, tested almost beyond their endurance—living at peace in beautiful open spaces with trees and treats and healthy social relationships fills us with gratitude for the community that has made it possible.

Will you make a gift to this year’s BUILD IT! challenge?

Relocating the chimpanzees housed at the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) will require millions of dollars for new construction at Project Chimps. And time is of the essence: as many as five to eight chimps could pass away each year that they remain in the research facility. Your immediate help is crucial to bring all of those chimps to their new forever home before time runs out.

This is what rescue looks like! Your generosity has already made a huge difference in the lives of chimpanzees. Thank you! Now, we need to get the rest of the chimps in the lab to the place they need to be.

Don’t forget – during our special matching gift challenge, your contribution will be doubled! Every dollar counts…twice!


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