EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: Emergency Help: Ark R.A.I.N. Wildlife Sanctuary

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Emergency Help: Ark R.A.I.N. Wildlife Sanctuary

Fire Tragedy
Emergency Help Needed
Ark R.A.I.N. Wildlife Sanctuary

"Early Friday morning, Co-Founders Tim and Toni Davies barely escaped a horrific fire that destroyed their home and wildlife sanctuary facility and took the lives of many, many beloved animals. The kangaroo Tucker and Obadiah the lion sustained facial burns, but have been treated and are expected to survive. Kinkajous, birds, tortoises, a bush baby monkey, dogs, cats and many other species died in the fire.

In the past, the sanctuary animals have been supported by Mobile Ark education programs featuring several Ark R.A.I.N. Wildlife Sanctuary animals. Most of the education animals perished in the fire, so help is desperately needed!

The co-founders home on the sanctuary premises, the offices and indoor small animal facility, along with several outside exhibits, all the animal supplies, animal feed, feed containers, indoor exhibits, office supplies, all equipment, and the Davies personal items were completely destroyed.
see full announcement HERE

"Ark R.A.I.N. Wildlife Sanctuary Inc. (ARWS) is a non-profit, 501-c-3 public charity. The Sanctuary is a "safe haven" that takes in animals for various reasons that are in need of special care and a loving place to reside the rest of their lives. For some animals ARWS is the last resort before euthanasia. We are currently home to around 60 species of rare, unusual, threatened or endangered animals, reptiles and birds from 6 continents. More than 160 creatures in all !

To Provide abundant love, protection, nutritional diets, natural habitats, specialized vet care, and quality rehabilitation for all of our animals.
To help save rare, threatened and endangered species and the environment by increasing public awareness with outreach programs presented by Mobile Ark, the education department of Ark R.A.I.N. Wildlife Sanctuary." their website HERE


from EFA member: BeansThings

The whole sanctuary as well as the founders' home which was on site, are gone. Over 50 critters and creatures died. They lost literally everything. Ark R.A.I.N. Wildlife Sanctuary has worked to save exotic animals (as well as all animals for that matter) for 14 years.

Here is the news story:

Here is the sanctuary's website where you can make a direct donation to: http://arkrain.org/

I am gonna make some things in my shop and donate to this sanctuary. Here's one, 100% of the sale will be donated to Ark RAIN:

from EFA member: TwoStrayCats

I just heard some terrible news ....
Ark R.A.I.N
wildlife sanctuary located in Tennessee was the victim of what seems to be arson and there sanctuary was burned to the ground on Friday night :( over 60 of the 100 exotic animals have lost their lives in this tragic fire :(

The caretakers of the animals barely made it out alive and have lost everything (they did not have insurance) if anyone is able to make a donation (no matter how small) these wonderful souls could sure use our help!

here is their facebook page:
here is a news link video piece on the fire that struck Ark RAIN... so so sad :(

Please share, tweet, facebook to get the word out there :)

I have put this little guy on sale ... 100% of the sale will be donated to Ark RAIN:

from EFA member LolaLynn:

How heart breaking and terribly sad !

Here's my 2 donations for ARK - 100% donations:


If you would like to donate
100% of an Etsy listing...
please leave a comment below
with the url link to your item !



  1. You are all so sweet and kind to donate the proceeds from these wonderful items to Ark Rain. Toni, Tim, and everyone involved, especially me, appreciate your generosity so very much. It is at times like these when you see the true hearts of those around you and make wonderful new friends.
    Thank you.

  2. Fabulous piece Nicole :) thanks to everyone who is helping to spread the word about Ark and who is kindly donating :)

  3. Here is an item for Ark:

    We hope the remaining animals and their human friends are doing ok and things will be right for them all soon.

  4. Such sad news!!
    So glad to hear people are helping out!

  5. Sending all the best of vibes for this sanctuary, what a terrible situation, great to see EFA helping out :0) Thanks to all!


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