I have notified multiple organizations about this issue, and so far, haven't gotten much of a response. I'm not sure which organization to work with on this, because it is about an animal in Mexico.
I hope this gets through to the right people: there is a lion in Mexico who is dying and I am trying to get help for. The first time I visited him was 4 years ago. I have been back many times since and his conditions have not improved. I am hoping to have a charity concert to raise money to buy/transport him to a lion sanctuary. here is an email I sent to Alvaro Posada-Salazar, a renown animal advocate and native Colombian. He will be a good contact for the Mexico part of this job. I don't know what the process is, but is there any way you could provide a safe, loving home for our lion? If not, please respond as soon as possible with any ideas on who can house him. thank you, I hope the information below is helpful:
"...my father and I will go down to check on the lion [make sure he is still there] as soon as possible (which, to be realistic, may well be in a week or so?) but if there is any easy way to check on it, or if you have any contacts in the area that would be willing to help, we have the address and directions to the motel/RV park he is being held captive at:
6 mi south of Ensenada on Highway 1,
you will see Estero Beach turnoff to the right
go straight on turnoff until you hit beach and
Faro Beach Hotel. There is a long dirt road
that leads to a guardhouse, and just to the
right of this is the lion enclosure.
Estero Beach Hotel/Resort
Playa Del Estero S/N
P.O. Box 86
Ensenada, B.C., Mexico, C.P 22785
If you need to, you can call the Estero Beach Resort and ask them for Faro Beach Hotel, and they will give you directions. It is very close to the Resort. Here are the various numbers on one of their cards:
176-6230, 176-6235, 176-6225
I am waiting to hear back from a few different possible venues, and we will be having the fund raiser concert as soon as we can get this all together. If it works out well the first time, I will have them again, and do anything else I can to raise money for this project.
I hope you didn't get the wrong impression, and hope this isn't a let down to hear, but I am only in high school, which is why I'm contacting people like your friend to help me out with this. It is something I have been crying about for years-that lion-and just now realized that I had the power to make something happen. I am overwhelmed with the incredibly enthusiastic response I'm getting from everyone, and I am committed. I will do everything in my power to help any way that I can. I may not have all the money up front to fund this project, but I will do everything I can to reimburse whatever went into this.
Do you have any estimate on what this endeavor will cost? I believe we will get a much better outcome at the shows if we have a solid number to work towards.
Thank you again, so so much for your involvement, and write me back as soon as possible. This means a lot to me, and I really appreciate it.