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Rescued From a Fur Farm

Meet “Nicky” a young, full-of-energy Siberian Lynx – playful and overflowing with life. Nicky was born on July 9, but from the moment of his birth, he was born to die. You see, Nicky (short for ‘Nakita’ which means ‘unconquerable’) was born on a fur farm and was destined to become a fur coat. Yes, believe it or not, there is still a thriving fur trade in our country that raises animals for slaughter!

We heard rumors of his birth and planned demise and set out to find the truth. We made calls, waited for days, made more calls and were eventually able to track him down. We wanted to give him a new life! After several phone calls a third party was able to negotiate his release. We received the call and under the cover of darkness near midnight we met at a remote barn in a small town in Missouri.

When we picked up Nicky on that dark night, he had a peace about him – it was almost as if he knew he would be okay – someone cared!

Now, we not only need to recover the costs we incurred traveling and securing his release, we must provide for his care for the rest of his life.

With great food and the best medical care he will likely live for 20 years or more. And when full grown, he will eat 3 to 5 pounds of meat every single day!

We also have to build a large enclosure suitable for this stunning, energetic boy. He needs a den box, an safe enclosure, food and water dishes that won’t freeze in the winter, toys for enrichment, and so much more.

To feed Nicky for the rest of his life, provide his medical care and build a home for him will cost tens of thousands of dollars …and we can’t do it alone. We need your help! When you click one of the gold stars below, you will be making a difference for his future.

If you can help provide even a small donation for an adorable lynx who was bred to die please click below and give what you can. Even the smallest of donations are helpful. Just know that you are making a difference in the life of one very lucky lynx!

Without your support, I don’t know what we will do.

Thank you for anything you can give to help care for Nicky. Select a level of support below now to become the star in Nicky’s life! Thank you for caring!