"Nala" Memorial Staff Fund

Nala, African lionessEffective June 6, 2013, gifts designated in memory of "Nala", our beloved lioness that passed away on June 5, 2013 just shy of her 19th birthday due to cancer, will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000!

Meshell Schloss, one of Black Pine's strongest supporters and dedicated animal advocates, is again stepping up to help ensure Black Pine can continue to provide excellent care to displaced, captive-raised animals in need - this time by establishing a restricted fund for paid staffing expenses.  Black Pine operates with just 2.5 paid staff positions and with the growing animal population (we have added 22 animals in just two years) comes the need to ensure sustainable qualified, experienced staff to tend to their needs, while continuing to manage many other aspects of the sanctuary.

For your donation to qualify for matching funds, you must include a memo on your check, or a note with your online gift that the funds are in memory of Nala.

Mail your donation to:

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary
P.O. Box 02
Albion, IN 46701

or donate securely online by clicking the button below and selecting the "Nala" Memorial Staff Fund:


InfoBox - Ostrich

Status:  Least concern.

Diet in wild:  Plants.

Life span in wild:  up to 75 years.

Weight:  300 to 400 pounds.

Native habitat:  Africa.