Thank you for joining us at Karma Cats. I am happy to share with you our first blog with the launch of our exciting new website www.karmacats.org.au
We are a not for profit organisation raising funds to construct a big cat breeding centre in Queensland, Australia. Initially we will open with lions, tigers, snow leopards, cheetahs, servals, Australian wildlife and a children’s farmyard petting zoo. Each year we will expand our collection and will not restrict ourselves to just big cats.
All profits realised will be used to run the centre or support conservation initiatives around the world to protect endangered species in the wild. If you would like to read more about big cat conservation, please download our free e-book at www.karmacats.org.au. We will use the sanctuary as a platform to spread the conservation message, educate the public, provide wonderful homes and breeding opportunities for endangered species as well as raise money for conservation. We have a fantastic management team lined up with our three key employees holding over 44 years of big cat breeding and handling experience. Including our board, we hold over 85 years of business and management experience.
To date, Biosecurity Queensland has reviewed our Business Plan and Zoo manual and believe we have identified key aspects, the Mayor of Ipswich City Council would like the project in his area and we have consulted with the Zoo and Aquarium Association in regards to the construction of the breeding centre. Our next step is to secure a suitable site and lodge formal town planning and permit applications with the relevant bodies.
Karma Cats is currently waiting on an approval from the Environmental Department for DGR status (deductible gift recipient status) so anyone wishing to support us financially with a donation, will receive a tax deductable receipt for their generosity. We have passed the first two stages of assessment for DGR status but are still waiting on the ministerial signoff for the approval. With the up-coming election, unfortunately, this is all on hold until the new government has been elected, but we believe we should receive this approval by October / November 2010.
Over the coming months we will be meeting with companies to discuss their interest in a corporate sponsorship. These generous sponsors will receive many benefits for their desire to help endangered species. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to follow our progress moving forward, please join the Karma Club, an e-newsletter for people interested in big cat conservation. You may register for the Karma Club at www.karmacats.org.au
Again, welcome to Karma Cats, I hope you join us in this exciting journey!
Founder & Managing Director
Karma Cats Ltd