|It has been a great joy and source of happiness and contentment to have overseen the resident animals at IEAS enjoying the best life possible in captivity together with the minimum amount of stress or aggravation for all these years. I hope to continue to be of assistance and guidance in any area that the new management finds helpful for the animals.
My utmost respect and appreciation goes out to the staff, interns, and volunteers that have made the sanctuary function for all these years, and the magnificent donors that allowed the facility to be what it is. Can you imagine; over two decades and not one human or animal has been injured in all that time! I’m so proud of the people that made it happen. These dedicated staff, interns, and volunteers are the backbone of the professional and empathetic functioning of the sanctuary, and we couldn’t do what we do without the loyal donors that are always there when we need them.
I also want to highly commend our long-time veterinarian, Dr. Greg Moore. He has been IEAS’ veterinarian since its inception, over two decades ago. Dr. Moore has faithfully cared for all the animals at IEAS, and he has had full authority to make decisions that affect animals in pain and suffering with no chance of recovery. I have never questioned his judgment on these emotion-packed decisions. Nor have we ever, in all these years, had an animal harmed by medical negligence. Quite an impressive record!
Life goes by, and change is inevitable. I am comforted that I was able to find a way to have a permanence to the operation going forward for many, many years, knowing the animals are in good hands.