Eric Dodge, a long-time friend of the original seven chimpanzees, sponsored a day of sanctuary for them and all their animal neighbors! It also happens to be one of the ways in which Eric chose to celebrate his birthday and he shared this really lovely message about his gift:
“In honor of all the animal residents of the sanctuary. To honor how much our animal companions, be they pets, livestock, chimps or any other wild animal in residence at CSNW teach us. Not only about them, but about ourselves and humanity. It’s my birthday also.”
Eric, thank you for continuing to hold the chimpanzees in your heart and for making a difference in their lives in celebration of your own special day. All of us here wish you the happiest of days! Happy Birthday!
Jamie and Foxie:
Annie and Missy:
This year’s fawns:
Nutmeg, Meredith, Betsy and Honey:
Honey B, Mave and Willy B: