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FallWinter 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

Poppy, a zoorescued Indian flying fox reclining in a hammock. See page 6 for more information about Poppy. Photo by Amanda Lollar. Printed on 20 recycled paper certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, using 100 vegetable based ink. VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2. FallWinter 2012 Conservation, Rescue, Sanctuary 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 20 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 26 27 28 29 30 Yearend Letter 2012 Financial Accounting YearEnd Summary 2012 Rescues Poppy Mom Pup Cornelius T

2012 YEAR END LETTER Dear Bat World Sanctuary Supporters, As you know, Bat World is a sanctuary, a safehaven for displaced and abused bats. Bats who arrive at Bat World are restored to good health and released back to the wild, and when this is not possible they are allowed to live the remainder of their lives in with us, in peace and harmony in a simulated, natural environment. We have provided permanent sanctuary to nonreleasable bats for over 20 years now, and sadly, we have reached near maxi

2012 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING Bat World 2012 Income Grants Memberships donations AdoptaBat sponsorships Educational Workshops Book sales commissions Bank dividends Bat World 2012 Expenses Land purchase, bat castle construction, website database rebuild Office program supplies Book educational pamphlet printing Insurance Operational expenses Foodnutritional expenses Veterinary expenses Fuel gas for rescues Licensing misc. Loan payments Operational expenses include rent, utilities, building ma

2012 YEAR END SUMMARY Income Grants 62,000.00 Expenses Land Purchase, Bat Castle Construction, Website Database Rebuild Office Program Supplies Books Educational Printing Insurance Operational Expenses FoodNutritional Supplements MedicalVeterinary Supplies Fuel for Rescues Permits, Licensing Misc. Loan Payments 71,173.82 Memberships Donations AdoptaBat Sponsorships Educational Workshops Book Sales Commissions Bank Dividends 94,018.31 22,428.87 14,867.00 11,300.00 1,837.87 24,926.61 521.8

2012 RESCUES This past year, your contributions enabled us to save over 512 orphaned, injured and displaced bats. The bats featured in this section represent only a few of the lives we saved with your support. Poppy Poppy reclining in her hammock. African fruit bats can be seen in the background, along with a shorttailed fruit bat to the right. In March of 2012, Poppy, an Indian Flying Fox Pteropus giganteus, was retired from a Canadian zoo to Bat World Sanctuary. The Indian flying fox specie

Mom Pup In April of this year we received a call from an exotic pet trade dealer who was going out of business. He stated that he had joined our Facebook page and after reading our posts he had a change of heart. Rather than selling his breeding stock of bats to another dealer, he decided to place all of them with us. Over 20 Egyptian fruit bats Rousettus aegyptiacus and Jamaican fruit bats Artibeus jamaicensis, several of them pregnant, arrived on May 2 to Bat World. In July this mother gave

Cornelius Cornelius, a baby Jamaican fruit bat Artibeus jamaicensis, was born at Bat World Sanctuary after his mother was transported to us while pregnant. His mother was part of a zoo closure, and she was extremely frightened when she arrived at our sanctuary. We understood the trauma she went through she was not to blame for abandoning him at birth. She had no way of knowing that her former life was far behind her, and that she was now safe and would be forever cared for. Cornelius was hand r

Tinkerbelle, an orphaned Jamaican fruit bat Artibeus jamaicensis arrived still attached to her deceased mother. Tinkerbelles mother had been purchased as a pet early in 2012. The individual who bought her didnt know she was pregnant. The mother bat likely couldnt pass the placenta, which is fatal. The person who brought Tinkerbelle to us realized that she did not have the proper knowledge to care for an orphaned fruit bat, and thanks to this realization, Tinkerbelle is alive and doing well. Tink

Orphaned Red Bats Every summer we receive dozens of orphaned red bats Lasiurus borealis. Red bats are one of the few species that have more than one live young per year. It is not unusual for them to have as many as 5 pups. Unfortunately, because they roost in trees, they are often attacked by blue jays and crows, which may have been the fate of the mothers of the pups pictured here. Red bat babies like to cling to each other for warmth and security until they reach adulthood, at which time they

Miss Dangles Miss Dangles, a Brazilian freetailed bat Tadarida brasiliensis came to us in July, after a caller notified us that a bat was hanging in an awkward position from a roof awning in the downtown area of Mineral Wells, Texas. We quickly arrived at the location and discovered that her wing was stuck between the ceramic tiles of the awning. The photos show her initial injury and slow progression of healing over a fourmonth period. We hope to be able to release Miss Dangles in the spring o

Dusty In September, a female Brazilian freetailed bat Tadarida brasiliensis, who was emaciated, dehydrated and extremely dusty, was brought to us after being found inside a warehouse. She had been spotted flying through the building by workers about a week previously, but no one was able to find where she was hiding. By the time she reached us Dusty was barely clinging to life. The standard procedure for treating dehydration in wildlife is to administer small amounts of fluid over an extended p

Fig, Raisin Jellybean Every year in October, we take in a number of tiny evening bats Nycticeius humeralis. These beautiful little bats often attempt to settle in for a winter nap in places that are not ideally suited for that purpose the fronts of buildings, sidewalks, parking garages, and patio umbrellas are among their favorite sites. In most cases, these bats are under a year old and have not yet learned where the best winter roosts are. When people find these bats and call us, they often

Snow Angel a big brown bat Eptesicus fuscus, came to us in November after she was found in a neighborhood yard by a family living in Houston, Texas. They were familiar with Bat World Sanctuary after having watched Lil Dracs video on Youtube. This kind family drove her from Houston to Mineral Wells a six hour journey each way in order to save her life. A roof in the neighborhood had recently been repaired with Snow Roof sealant, so Snow was likely roosting within close proximity. Sadly the sealan

Honeysuckle Fun During the summer, the rescued fruit bats enjoy fresh honeysuckle blooms that grow outside the Bat World facility. An unseasonably warm November brought the bats an unexpected treat of their favorite flower. Amanda Lollar Amanda Lollar 15

2012 EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS Your donations have allowed us to reach well over ONEMILLION people through educational events and online videos and posts. From classrooms to the Internet, we are making a difference for bats around the world. A FEW OF THE PROGRAMS BAT WORLD SANCTUARY PROVIDED THROUGH ONTHEGROUND AND ONLINE EDUCATIOAL EFFORTS BRIT Botanical Research Institute of Texas Weston Gardens Ft. Worth Nature CenterCreatures of the Night City of Denton City of Cleburne Arlington Wom

Botanical Research Institute of Texas On August 11, 2012, Bat World Sanctuarys Vice President, Dottie Hyatt, and Director of Special Projects, Kate Rugroden, presented a new program at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. This program is designed for naturalists, agricultural agents, ranchers, zoologists, speleologists, natural resource managers, wildlife biologists, and others who are interested in learning more about bats. The days schedule included our awardwinning Introduction to Bats

Hilltop Elementary By Patience Knotts, Bat World member and Science teacher at Hilltop Elementary, Argyle, Texas. In late October, fourth graders at Hilltop Elementary in Argyle, TX were anxiously awaiting the arrival of Bat World Vice President, Dottie Hyatt. The kids knew there would be huge amounts of batty facts to be shared with them, and they would get a chance to see live bats. Dottie Hyatt has been coming to the small town of Argyle for educational lectures for several years. At this s

attending the wildlife rehabilitation training programs that Kate teaches for new rehabilitators. At present, this is the only program approved by the state for general wildlife rehabilitation training for Animal Control officers. We are excited about the opportunity to better educate Animal Control and law enforcement professionals about safe handling and proper care of wild animals, ensuring that these animals are placed with permitted rehabilitators and not routinely euthanized. Fannin Count

2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2012 has been a phenomenal year for Bat World Sanctuary. From securing land for the organization, to winning the Chase Giving contest which allowed us to build the worlds first bat castle, to winning one of the largest Internet defamation lawsuits in the country. We are slowly building our way back from the financial harm caused by the individual who targeted our organization, but we never once faltered in helping the bats who so desperately need us. And, just as we promised

Bat Castle Update Bat Worlds bat castle was completed in March of 2012, and sits on a bluff overlooking a pond located on Bat World Sanctuarys land, as seen in the photo above. As bats are being partially excluded from local buildings in the downtown area of Mineral Wells, Texas we are training these displaced bats to learn the location of the bat castle by releasing them inside the castle during the day. These bats are marked with a nontoxic tattoo ink before being released into the castle, lo

Wins and Awards In May of 2012, Bat World sanctuary won third place in the Groupon on Earth Day Challenge, where our generous supporters made donations in lieu of voting. Bat World Sanctuary was up against several worthwhile organizations, including the notable Red Wolf Coalition and Conservation International. Bat World Sanctuary raised 46.057.00, which netted us third place and securing an additional 10,000 for the organization. The funding provided much needed operating support for the year.

New Bat World Books Baby Seethrough is a baby bats tale nearly twenty years in the making Written by Amanda Lollar, Founder and President of Bat World Sanctuary, and illustrated by renowned artist Sarah Kennedy. In 1992, Amanda Lollars mother, Gladys, witnessed the first orphaned bat that came into Amandas care. Gladys insisted on naming the tiny bat Baby Seethrough, and encouraged Amanda to write a book about the orphan. Although Gladys did not live to see the book become a reality, she was pr

2012 CAMPAIGNS Highlighting two of the campaigns in which we have been actively involved during 2012. The Expendables 2 movie caused massive damage to a cave that has a status of a natural monument. The producers had promised to refrain from explosions, car chases and fires in close proximity to the cave in order to protect the bats roosting inside the cave, but did not keep that promise. The sleeping bats were subjected to stress, loud noise from heavy machinery and construction works, bright p

2012 VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT An Honorable Mention for Bat Worlds first volunteer. It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of the passing of Major Luther S. Lollar, Bat World Sanctuarys very first volunteer and the father of our Founder and President, Amanda Lollar. Major Lollar was an avid financial supporter of Bat World and was instrumental in getting Bat World off of the ground over 20 years ago. He generously built all of the original flight caging and rehabilitation caging for Bat W

To educate her students about bats, teacher Ren Grimes sponsors a bat every year from Bat World Sanctuary. The bat they recently adopted, Mr. Kitty, has an interesting story one that Ms. Grimes thought would make for a great song. Ms. Grimes contacted Rachel Rambach, BoardCertified Music Therapist and creator of Listen Learn Music, and The Ballad of Kitty was born. The Ballad of Kitty O Miss Kitty was a lonely cat In an alleyway, Miss Kitty sat She didnt have an owner Most decidedly a loner S

BATS in the PANTRY Spicy Mango Salsa 2 cups diced fresh mango 2 cups fresh peaches, pitted and chopped 12 cup chopped tomato 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp chopped fresh ginger root 14 cup chopped fresh basil 2 Serrano Chile peppers, diced 14 cup fresh lime juice In a large bowl, mix together the mangoes, peaches or nectarines, garlic, ginger and basil or cilantro. Add the chilies and lime juice to taste mix well. Allow to chill two hours before serving with tortilla chips. YET ANOTHER RECIPE

Loving Tributes In Loving Tribute to James Browning, who passed away in September of 2012. He and his wife Kay who is an avid supporter of Bat World found a bat in their hot tub one day and Jimmys feelings for bats went from admiration to love when he was able to see a live bat up close for the first time. He built a bat house to provide for the bats in his backyard, and the population grew so quickly that he had to add 3 more bat houses. He even had special steel poles constructed to support th

Bat World Wines This Collectors Pack of wines, complete with Bat World Sanctuary labels, includes one bottle each of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Malbec, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. This package makes a great gift for family, friends and coworkers Order one bottle or the entire collection The taste is even sweeter when you know you are saving lives with every To purchase, visit benefitwines.combatworld sip. Bat World Candles Every 16 oz. candle in this package is made with all na

Sponsor a bat in need Your sponsorship package includes An adoption certificate listing you as the official sponsor. The personal background of your bat. The natural history of the species. A matted photograph of your bat, suitable for framing. A graphic that represents the actual size of your bat. A oneyear online membership to BWS that includes the BAT WORLD online magazine. A personalized message for a gift AdoptaBat. Our standard gift card mes sage reads This AdoptaBat sponsorship

PhoneFax 9403253404Address 217 N. Oak Ave., Mineral Wells, TX 76067 Beene Lil Drac Mr. Kitty Little River 8 Peekaboo Little E Gimlet Poppy Mini Me Please enter the name of bats you wish to sponsor Name as it should appear the certificate Email address to receive our online magazine NOTE We do not sell, trade, or share your personal information with anyone. BILLING INFORMATION Name Phone Date SHIPPING ADDRESS Name if different than above Address City State Zip Total of sponsorship Plea

WHY SAVE BATS Roughly one of every four mammals on earth is a bat. Consider this if your day includes soap, toothpaste, cosmetics, coffee, margarine, chewing gum, candles, paper, ink, wood, fuel, rope, twine, rubber, spices, vegetables, fruits, chocolate, margaritas, air fresheners or even lifesaving medicines, you are not only involved with bats, you are likely dependant upon bats. Bats are among the most beautiful and beneficial animals on earth. They are clean, gentle and intelligent. Bats ar

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