Today’s day of sanctuary was also sponsored by Ed Brooks in honor of his wife, Alisa Lamire Brooks, on her birthday! Ed shared the most beautiful message about Alisa and this special day:
“Today is Alisa’s birthday. I know that she would rather help sustain Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, than receive a gift for herself. She loves every one of those chimps. She loves animals and advocates for them every day with all of her heart, be they chimps, lost pets, or the cetaceans of the Salish Sea.
Last summer we had a magical day when we visited the sanctuary, meeting staff and watching the beloved chimps forage on Young’s Hill. It is a place that fills her heart with love for animals and humans who are working so hard on their behalf. From both of us, thank you all for the love and hope you inspire there on Youngs Hill.”
Ed and Alisa, thank you so much for sponsoring today and for holding the chimpanzees, and all animals, in your hearts. We’re truly grateful to have you both as part of the chimps’ lives and are touched that you would choose to give them the gift of sanctuary on your own special day.
Alisa, we wish you the happiest of days and may all the love and care you share with others return to you ten fold. Happy Birthday from all of the primates here at CSNW!
Master forager, Jody: