Providing a Safe and Caring Environment for Exotic Animals


Wish List

On any given day, staff at IEAS uses everything from 19,000 feet of garden hose to one pound of corn starch. You may be surprised at our ability to use almost any item you could think of.  If you have an inroad to materials of any nature, chances are the Sanctuary can use them. Take a look at our Wishlist below, which includes many (but not all) items, both large and small, that the Sanctuary hopes to receive sometime in the near future! Remember, in donating one of these items or helping us find a way to get one, you are directly and positively impacting the amazing animals who call IEAS home. Please feel free to give us a call with any questions.

  • Supplies such as bleach, paper towels, dish soap, feed pans, rubber gloves, etx. for the care of the animals.
  • Commitments for construction of new habitats. Large felines - $40,000. Small felines - $10,000 to $15,000.
  • Funds for new houses for the animals. Several of the animals' houses are due for an upgrade, complete with more space and increased safety measures. The estimated cost is $3,000 to build each house with all necessary safety requirements included.
  • Repair existing habitats or update them so they will conform to the new changes in the USDA regulations and insure the safety of all plus the felines. Price depends upon each individual habitat. Range $1,000 to $10,000.
  • Backhoe for new construction and maintaining existing facilities.
  • Anesthesia machine for veterinary procedures
  • New Gator from John Deere (six-wheel) for maintenance, hauling gravel, dirt, etc.
  • Kawasaki Mule for helping disabled and older individuals tour the Sanctuary. With these visitors, a walking tour to see the incredible animals at IEAS would be something they are unable to do without some assistance.
  • Support for food costs. Feeding the animals at IEAS costs $116,000 annually at this time. This number would likely increase as IEAS accepts more animals.
  • Vet care - funds for annual vaccinations, quarterly worming, antibiotics, etc. We also need funds for medical emergencies and veterinary supplies.
  • Funds for cremation and burial. These magnificent animals deserve a final resting place that honors them.
  • Supplies such as water hoses, fertilizer, grass seed, bird feed, lawn mowers, riding lawn mower, weedeaters and weedeater string, hoes, rakes, shovels, etc.
  • Welding supplies such as rods, cut-off wheels, gloves, grinding wheels and grinders, torches, etc. All of these items are used in new construction and ongoing maintenance.
  • Trees and plants for landscaping. This added vegetation would allow for more natural and comfortable surroundings and shade for the animals.
  • Oil field pipe - 2 3/8" tubing or 2 7/8" tubing for habitat upgrading and construction. This pipe will aid in building double gates and swing gates for all habitats that do not have them to bring all habitats into compliance with the USDA.
  • Tractor for hauling, brush hog, grading roads and other maintenance or new construction projects.
  • Monies or gift items to help stock the gift shop. All proceeds from the gift shop directly and in their entirety benefit the animals.
  • Paint and brushes for maintenance and new construction.
  • Parties, cookouts for fund-raising and other activities. This could be really fun, too!
  • Brochures need to be printed to help keep friends of the animals informed, raise funds, and make others aware of IEAS.
  • Billboards on highways and signs used for directions or informing the general public of IEAS. Imagine seeing these beautiful faces up high on a billboard, all thanks to you!
  • Office supplies: plain white printer paper, tri-fold brochure paper, 8x10 photo paper (glossy), 9x12 manilla envelopes, printer ink: HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One.
  • Pumpkins for the cats and your pumpkins after Halloween and bring them to IEAS!
  • Assorted fruits and vegetables for all of the bears. Canned peaches, pears, and pineapples, cranberry sauce, and raisins for Bill. Also, all of the bears LOVE fig newtons as a treat!