HELP US SAVE NAJLA AND SARA!
Sara was kept by people in the desert of Kuwait. If they couldn’t sell her, they would shoot this young lioness. She is malnourished, her teeth were filed and she is defanged and declawed, leaving her completely defenseless. She’s save now, but we’re doing our very best to move to a safe, large new home at The Lions Foundation once she’s nursed back to health and is strong enough to move.
We’re currently working on the import permit, as the export permit is already granted.
Najla was purchased illegally by a private citizen when she was a cub. Like Sara, she’s save now, but we’re doing our very best to move to a safe, large new home at The Lions Foundation once she’s nursed back to health and is strong enough to move. We have the export permit ready and granted already, we’re waiting for the import permit.
With your donation we will do our absolute best to get both Najla and Sara to live in peace and quiet, in their natural habitat, which they absolutely deserve!
The sanctuary needs €25.000 per animal to build safe havens for these proud big cats, with good medical care and loving caretakers. Please consider to donate.
We are extremely happy with any donation, be it one-off or structural, small or big.
Donations to The Lions Foundation are used to cover costs and investments involving:
- Rescue projects like Najla and Sara;
- Day-to-day care of lions in The Lions Foundation sanctuary, including security;
- The rescue by Stichting Leeuw of lions in need, including transport, medication, costs associated with the rescue venue, etc. Stichting Leeuw has 10 years’ experience with big cats.
- The release of lions back into the (semi) wild, including fencing. As the rescued lions were raised by people, they would not be able to survive in the wild. The lions live in 1.5ha enclosures, where they are monitored and fed;
- Veterinary costs;
- Scientific research projects involving the natural behaviour of the rehabilitated lions;
- Educational projects.
*Please note that there are factors that are out of our hands, like permits and cultural issues regarding animals.