We have a wish list of items that are needed for the care of our animals and the running of BLES, but somehow we are never able to accrue these extra funds. Below is our list of things that would help us in our work and make our animals happy and healthy. Any donations received are greatly appreciated and immediately used for our elephants!
Please consider helping us and let us know if you have any questions!
BLES frequently comes across elephants in need of immediate rescuing but because we have no safety net of funds, we are often unable to help. Time is a critical factor in these rescues and if we had a deposit amount on reserve, we would be able to act quickly to purchase these elephants. $5000 / ₤3087 is a suggested donation.
Opportunity to buy land that comes up for sale is often missed because funds cannot be sourced quickly enough. $3000 / ₤1860 is a suggested donation to use as a deposit to hold the land until we can raise the full amount.
Once a week, we recieve a delivery of bananas for our elephants. We primarily use these bananas for training and medical treatments that the elephants enjoy as a treat. A delivery of bananas costs BLES 20,000 Thai Baht.
When corn is in season, we use it as a supplemental food for the diet and nutrition of our elephants. We take our guests on "corn cutting runs" to provide the elephants with a little extra to eat some nights!
Solar lighting in the elephant stables would help us when having to treat sick elephants during the night. Wiring electricity around the stables could be hazardous and potentially very dangerous.
There are too many neglected and unwanted dogs and cats living on the streets of Thailand. BLES wants to play an active role in population control but needs your financial support to make this possible. Cost is per animal.
In recognition of the hard work performed daily by our mahouts, BLES is acknowledging their commitment to handling the elephants in a more humane way. Every month a deserving mahout who outshines the rest will be nominated and granted a monetary reward
Thai to English dictionaries would be of invaluable use to our mahouts who are very interested in communicating with our guests.
Our mahouts are so proud of their uniforms that they are hesitant to wear them for fear of getting them dirty. An extra pair would allow them to wear a pair and have a spare.
The more our feline and canine family grows, the more our expenses rise. The trip to our local vet is costly in terms of both petro, medicine, and fees. We are committed to spaying, neutering, and keeping our animals up to date with vaccinations.