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Want to Help Bats? Here’s How

By Published On: 11 May 2013Last Updated: 17 January 2017

Bat World Sanctuary is building a larger space for its residents, and it needs your help! We've got the details on how you can make sure Bat World continues its important work.

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Want to Help Bats? Here’s How

By Amanda Crow, Guest Contributor

In a world of rampant exploitation and abuse of the Earth and its inhabitants – especially nonhuman animals – sanctuaries are vital for the sake of animals and for society as they are essential learning opportunities.

One sanctuary is unique in whom it rescues. Bat World Sanctuary, located in Mineral Wells, Texas,  is the leader in saving and protecting bats.  It was founded in 1994 by Amanda Lollar, whose negative feelings about bats were changed forever when she found an injured one a few years prior.

Bat World is doing everything it can to save thousands of bats each year! The sanctuary not only rehabilitates bats that are later released back into the wild, but it’s also home to individual bats that cannot be reintroduced for a variety of reasons.  As the leader in bat care standards, rehabilitation standards, and education, protection and conservation of wild bat colonies are also very important to the sanctuary’s mission. Their website also includes information on what to do if you’ve found a bat.

So, how do you support Bat World Sanctuary? There are a few ways:

Right now this incredible rescue organization needs your help for something special!  Bat World plans to build a larger sanctuary as the current one has nearly reached its maximum capacity. Donate specifically for this project via Bat World’s website, or via mail to Bat World Sanctuary, 217 N. Oak Ave Mineral Wells, TX, 76067.  Let’s make sure the sanctuary grows so it can continue to help one of our most vulnerable creatures.

To learn more about bats, check out  Bats: The Series.

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  1. blueinthislight May 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Thanks for writing this…I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to work a tiny bit with Bat World in my own small way, and they’re worth every bit of support that their incredible and devoted base gives them. Amanda already makes tremendous use of the space she has now, and this new facility will literally double BWS’s capacity to house injured and unreleasable bats. The care they receive is top notch, the dedication of their caretakers is unflagging, and all for animals that are often made to suffer due to the immense symbolism they’re entangled in, yet are highly intelligent and are fundamental to just about any ecosystem there is.

    Thank you again for writing about this. Bats are threatened on every front nowadays, seems like, but they can always rely on Bat World.

  2. Venice May 15, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I pray for bat safe life hope someone willing help bats need home and bats no place home help amen

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