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Bat World Sanctuary
October 16, 2012

Each year, my students collect pennies to sponsor bats at Bat World Sanctuary. Initially, my students think that bats are creepy, rabid, disease filled creatures that deserve death. Thanks to Amanda Loller and Bat World Sanctuary, my students learn how beneficial bats are to our world. Without the positive information from Bat World Sanctuary and Amanda's love of bats, more of these creatures would be destroyed and misunderstood. We live in a riparian/desert habitat with many different species of bats that are constantly being killed by those who misunderstand them. Amanda's love for these little critters helps the world to understand how important these animals are to the earth's survival. I love visiting her website with my class and really appreciate the work she is doing to help bats.

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Was your donation impactful?

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor

Bat World Sanctuary
April 18, 2012

I am an elementary school teacher. I love biology. I was troubled when some students destroyed a cave full of bats in my neighborhood by throwing water balloons full of bleach in the cave. Most of the bats were killed. On poor little fellow managed to land above the doorway to my classroom. Due to ignorance and superstition, a parent complained and wanted the bat killed by the custodian of our school. The custodian was going to kill the bat and I did the only thing that I could think of. I grabbed a fish tank and a towel and climbed up on a chair before anyone could do anything and captured the little tiny bat. I don't recommend that anyone else do this but I didn't know what else to do and time was rapidly running out for this small bat. I was actually terrified but did not want anyone to know that. I was able to contact the people at the Bat World Sanctuary and they gave me the names of couple in my area who would help me with this little bat. I thought it was a baby because its body was no bigger than my thumb. I bought some canned kitten milk from the local pet store and the poor dear reluctantly drank the milk from an eye dropper. He didn't like it too much but didn't complain. I eventually got this little bat to the experts and they told me so much that I didn't know. If it had not been for the Bat World Sanctuary, I would have done this little guy a great disservice and may have even caused him harm. Since that day I make it my mission to make sure that every one of my students and their parents completely understand all there is to know about bats and their welfare. I am happy to say that without the Bat World Site, I would be clueless. I am happy to say that a few thousand kids are wiser in their knowledge of bats because of Amanda's tireless work. I will continue to educate people on the value and importance of bats in our world and I am grateful that Amanda and others have done so much to help me to understand BATS!

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Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Client Served