FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BLACK JAGUAR-WHITE TIGER™ FOUNDATION
As of January 11, 2016 the US government has granted The Black Jaguar-White Tiger™ Foundation the 501(c)3 status which means we are exempt from federal income tax. Donors can deduct the contributions they make to us under IRC section 170. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055. 2106. or 2522. We are determined to be a public charity.
Soon we will be uploading to our website all the appropriate and necessary information for all our friends in the US that are willing to make tax-deductible contributions to the Foundation…
We always have kids because breeding facilities are still allowed to function in our country, something that the Mexican Government, @antoniofranyuti @_animalheroes_ and us are trying to change. 8 months ago that we asked publicly to help tag @iamdiddy to ask him for a donation to help us rescue 87 Animals? Well, we wanted to buy them out, in order to retire their Animals from being bred at the biggest Lion breeding facility in Latin America.
To raise a cub is a very expensive and hard thing to do, both technically and time consuming. Sometimes, when a first time mom at a breeding facility rejects her litter (80 percent of the time they reject them), they contact us to see if we would like to take care of them WITHOUT PAYING FOR THEM.
Being the most famous Sanctuary on the Planet, sometimes we are contacted every week, especially during mating season. To buy a Lion Cub is very cheap here in Mexico, so sometimes we spend 2 or 3 times the money of what a Lion cub costs only in transportation and veterinary services for one single rescue than what it would cost us to buy a cub if we wanted to.
Remember baby Ronda’s Umbilical cord infection? Limubai and Generalito’s Pneumonia when we got them? Phoenix had to be transported by plane in order to try to save him. You’ve seen trailers and trailers arriving with rescues from the circus which we can’t interact with, so from an economical point of view they only cost money to cure, transport, house and feed.
Do you know how hard it is to load a trailer with Lions, Tigers, Leopards or Jaguars? Do you know how many people are needed and how expensive that is?
But why do we do this? For the sake of those Animals. And you know what is funny? That we are the only Sanctuary in Mexico for Big Felines and we DO NOT have a license to breed or sell Animals. We would be shut down by the Government @semarnat_mx immediately.
ABSOLUTLEY NOT. None of our kids are spayed or neutered unless they come to us like that. We prefer to use less invasive methods and technology, the oldest method is to separate the female from the male when she is in heat, our most usual option is giving birth control injections every six months. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring, we would Love that someday in the future our rescues could help repopulate the Jaguar, Lion, Tiger and Leopard population. It is very easy to spay or neuter them, but perhaps in 10 years or so things will change and we would have recovered their natural habitat. ALWAYS THINK BIG. ALWAYS…
We do not have an active volunteer program at The Foundation but if this were to change we will let our following know via social media.
We do encourage all our supporters to pitch in by helping us spread the word on environmental responsibility and the damage we are doing to the planet. If we all advocate ourselves to teaching people to take care of our planet we can still save it.