That's right! It's still Christmas here at IEAS as we collect as many leftover Christmas trees as we can! These trees, though usually picked to decorate homes, will serve a purpose a little different than most might expect.
In the next few weeks, IEAS staff will be providing these Christmas trees as enrichment for feline and bear residents of the Sanctuary. If their reactions are anything like last year's, we are all in for some excellent entertainment. The biggest cats love to pounce, throw, and destroy these prickly toys, while the smaller cats tend to see these trees as a big, delicious smelling brush that they can rub all over! The bears, on the other hand, prefer to use these piney limbs as bedding in their caves. It's a great something extra to keep them super warm and cozy!
We are particularly excited to see how the IEAS residents who arrived in the past year will react to what will be a first time experience for them! Keep an eye out for pictures and videos of Thor, the newest IEAS cougar, and all of his friends playing with their Christmas trees!
Most importantly, DONATE YOUR TREE!
You can help insure that each resident receive a toy to play with this Christmas! Your tree completed your holiday, now you can complete the animals' holiday!