As a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization,
Forgotten Friend operates on your generosity. If you'd like to help us give reptiles a chance, please donate. Whether you
make a financial donation or donate supplies,
resources you share will reach reptiles in need. Following your donation, you will receive a Thank You letter documenting the ammount of your tax-deductible support.
Checks can be made payable directly to the rescue: "Forgotten Friend,
To make a secure online donation, simply click the PayPal
Donate button below, or scroll down the page to meet and sponsor specific reptiles at the rescue.
Meet our Tortoises!
Sponsor a Tortoise
Thanks for sponsoring our tortoises! They need lots of heat and fresh hay and plenty of fresh fruits, veggies, and vitamin suppliments! They are also prone to "catch a cold" and occasionally we must take them to the vet to treat respiratory infections. $50 will sponsor a tortoise for a month, $500 will sponsor a tortoise for an entire year, and $2500 will support all of our resident tortoises for a year, and many of the rescued tortoises that stay with us for a few months! The tortoises thank you in advance for your tax-deductible support! Following your Tortoise Donation, you will receive an 8x10 photo of a Rescue Tortoise, along with a Thank You letter, which will document your tax-deductible contribution to Reptile Rescue.
Meet our Burmese Pythons!
Sponsor a Python
Thanks for sponsoring Casper and Jasper, our resident Burmese Pythons! Thousands of children each year become closer to reptiles after meeting them. Burmese Pythons need lots of heat and prekilled rats and rabbits, and vitamin suppliments to stay healthy. And most importantly, they need lots of SPACE! Casper and Jasper are about 10-13 feet long, currently, and may grow to be 20 feet and 200 pounds! Casper was abandoned in a New Jersey junk yard, and Jasper came into the rescue after his own was sentenced to jail time. Despite their reputations as cold-blooded killers, they are extremely friendly and are invaluable members of our Outreach Programs. $40 will sponsor a Burmese Python for a month, $400 will sponsor a python for an entire year, and $1,000 will support Casper and Jasper for an entire year, as well as many of the rescued pythons that stay with us for a few months. These big boys thank you in advance for your tax-deductible support! Following your Python Donation, you will receive an 8x10 photo of a Rescue Python, along with a Thank You letter, which will document your tax-deductible contribution to Reptile Rescue.
Link up with ForgottenFriend.org!
If your business would like to take a stand for reptile rescue we'll recognize you with a link or banner
on our site. With millions of hits on our website, this is a great opportunity for you to invest in reptile rescue, and increase the visibility of your own business or website. With any business donation to reptile rescue, we'll list your link on our site as
supporting business. For a little more, you can get one
of a limited number
of web banner spots (banner must be 468x60, like the ones you see at the top of this page).
Our two main focuses at Forgotten Friend are Reptile Rescue and Reptile Educational Outreach in the community. Every penny we spend helps to give reptiles a chance.
But where does my donation REALLY go? I mean, REALLY?
Forgotten Friend is a permanent home to more than 50 reptiles, and a temporary home for dozens more which come and go as we find better homes for them. We go through about 2,000 crickets a month, dozens of frozen rats, hundreds of frozen mice, and loads of fresh produce. And you don't want to know what our energy bills look like!
What's the big deal about donations being tax-deductible?
We document all of the support we receive and we'll send you a thank you letter documenting the ammount of your donation. Because we are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, that letter qualifies you for additional money back on your tax return.
Are equipment donations tax-deductible?
Yes, they sure are. If you have reptile cages and lights rotting in your basement, you can donate them to reptile rescue. In addition to helping a good cause, you'll receive a thank you letter documenting your donation. Donating cages with a fair market value of $100 earns the same tax-deduction as a financial donation of $100. We have had very generous donors give us thousands of dollars worth of video equipment and expensive cages, which is completely tax-deductible.
Where does my equipment donation go?
We use equipment donations for three main purposes. First, we try to use equipment donations for direct needs here at our rescue. If we don't have a direct need for a specific piece of donated equipment, we won't let it go to waste. We will either donate it to another partner group with a similar mission, or sell it to raise money for the rescue. We've helped several teachers outfit their classrooms with lots of reptiles, so many students will have their first encounters in a positive setting.
Stay in the loop!
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