Retirement Sanctuary for Laboratory Animals


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Future Endeavors

Warming houses are needed!
We are currently looking at building warming houses and attaching them onto the back of our four large cyno groups' enclosures. Their old houses have seen better days and we want to build a more sustainable and permanent place for them. These warming houses will be built out of cinder blocks and allow the retirees to escape from the weather outside to a warm, dry place. The houses will include a wire panel so that there is human space as well. This will allow for  heaters to be placed inside during the winter months without the fear of monkeys tampering with them. The human door on the outside will also allow for routine cleaning and maintenance to be performed easily. We feel that these houses are the best solution to providing a warm and cool escape from the outdoors for our cynos.
(Above is a picture of one of the enclosures that the warming houses will be attached to.)
Enclosure Expansions
While we like the enclosures we currently have, we are constantly striving to improve the quality of life for our retirees. This means we are looking to add on to many of our enclosures, to allow for more room and better mobility. We are confident these expansions will increase the movement and thereby the health in our residents, allowing them to live a long, happy life. Some of the things needed for closure expansion include concrete pillars, fencing, and tin roofing supplies. We would appreciate any contributions made to make our dream a reality.
Routine Maintenance
Weather tends to take our toll on the structures that our residents have currently. Wooden platforms can only withstand the rain, wind, and blistering heat for so long, so we find ourselves having to replace them every few years. This routine maintenance of sitting/feeding platforms can be costly, but must be done to ensure the safety of our retirees. Some materials needed for this are 2x4 boards, star bit screws, as well as 4x6 decking boards. Any contributions will help ensure a safe place for our retirees to have a safe place to sit up off the ground.