We fund projects for exotic wild animal habitats such as swimming pools, water features, rock features, trees and tree stumps, toys, climbing structures and other numerous and various projects that sanctuaries wish to provide for their animals. Captive exotic and wild animals have similar basic needs as humans: psychological, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual. However, captive wild animals have different needs than those living in the wild. Studies are being done with visual, olfactory, auditory and other sensory stimuli (i.e. toys) that can improve a captive wild animal’s life.
We are open to innovative ideas that address ways to provide these basic and important aspects for exotic and wild animals living in sanctuaries. The sanctuaries we choose to help are those that provide lifelong homes for unwanted animals that were owned by private individuals, roadside zoos, circuses, other sanctuaries, or were abandoned for various reasons and circumstances.
We strive to choose sanctuaries that do not buy, sell or breed their animals. Most breeding leads to more animals living in zoos and other captive situations. We choose to help sanctuaries that provide large habitats for their animals and allow them to live as normal a life as possible.
We prefer to make payment for these projects directly to the provider of the labor and materials rather than to the sanctuary itself. The reason for this procedure is so that donors will know that their donations are going directly to their intended purpose. This decision is not intended as a matter of distrust in a sanctuary but rather to provide transparency to the expenditures of Trees For Tigers.
We hope that this transparency will engender trust insofar as who we are and how we operate.