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GIVING BATS A SECOND CHANCE, through rehabilitation and release, education, and conflict resolution.

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IRS EIN: 81-1326348
Website: http://www.austinbatrefuge.org
Email: info@austinbatrefuge.org
Phone Number: 512-799-8847
Address: P.O. Box 49902
Austin, TX 78765
For many years we've been the only Central Texas group that exclusively rehabilitates orphaned and injured bats.

This year our focus is BUILDING CAPACITY to expand our education programs.

Impact Statement

We REHABILIBATE hundreds of orphaned and injured bats every year. Many have suffered severe trauma, but those that recover are RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD. Those not able to make a wild living live rich natural lives in our aviary / garden.
Each bat brought to us is an EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY, leveraged by our online presence and shared with the public, school children, volunteers, and graduate students.
One of our interns is studying bats in Costa Rica this winter; another is heading off to vet school. Several students from UT's Pre-Vet Association hone their skills with us each semester. We mentor the next generation of wildlife veterinarians and bat researchers.

Needs Statement

* $25 will feed and house one bat like Gabe, an eastern red bat, for six months.
* $250 will pay for a live bat education program for an underserved local school or organization.
* We critically need $5,000 to create a quarantine room for the eventual arrival of White-nose Syndrome (WNS) in Central Texas.
* We also need a small travel trailer to house interns caring for orphan bats during baby season, starting in late May.

Help us in our capacity-building campaign to better serve our community through education, rehabilitation, and by resolving bat / human conflict.
"Fun, loving, dedicated group of bat enthusiasts. It is amazing how much love and time is dedicated to every rescue bat." Christine Chen, Moth to Flame Films, Austin, TX

"Compassionate, wonderful humans caring for Austin bats! The passion for rehabilitation shows at Austin Bat Refuge!" Mandi Irwin Cypress, TX

"I want to give a round of applause to this amazing bat rehabilitation center. They are wonderful people, rehabilitators, bat friends, and amazing educators." Victoria Campbell, Wild Things Sanctuary Ithaca, NY

"Seeing the bats up close was extraordinary. Seeing the millions leave their cave is remarkable but it was so much more powerful for me having learned that each one of the millions is his or her own creature and person." Laura Glynn Boston, MA

Match Amount

$500

Matching Funds Description

The first five $100 donations on the day of the event will be Amplified by this matching grant from our Board of Directors.
An anonymous funder has offered a $25,000 matching grant to be distributed among all participating animal care and services organizations on Amplify Austin Day. These nonprofit organizations will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day.
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