Friday, November 25, 2011

Aviva Community Fund - We Need Your Help - Only 4 Days Left to Vote!

Action Alert!  There are only four days left to vote in the Aviva Community Fund.  Please, please vote daily to ensure we are in the Top 5.  Earlier in the week, "Monkeys in our Midst" was in 4th place, but as of this afternoon, we've slipped to 9th.  Only those projects in the Top 10 will be considered for funding.  The competition is tight.

Every week we get calls to help individuals in dire need.  For example, recently: a lab contacted SBFPS looking to retire monkeys; officials called in Sherri to assist with baboons and macaques currently in tiny, confined "cages" in various owners' homes; the roadside zoo "season" is over,  and operators have been looking to "dispose" of "surplus animals" or others are at risk of being locked in dark barns without any windows or sunlight.  We've even become aware of monkeys that are being trafficked for the bushmeat trade right here in Ontario.  The need is great for monkeys who are in terrible situations through no fault of their own.  Please, won't you join your voices and vote to help them?

Please click on the link to vote daily for the next four days.  Thank you so much!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Aviva Community Fund - We've made it to Round 3

Happy Monday everyone!  We are so excited that with your support and over 750 others, "Monkeys in our Midst" has made it to Round 3 in the Aviva Community Fund.  This is the LAST CHANCE we have to make it to the semi-finals!

If each person votes every day, we have a good chance to secure the much needed funding to help monkeys in need. 

Please, please share with friends, family, colleagues and fellow students.  This round ends November 30th at 12:00PM.

Thank you so, so much!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pockets, our resident Artiste!!!!!

Pockets is getting ready for a painting session! He has a show coming up, so he must get up early to start creating those masterpieces!
Sometimes the artist gets a better effect using a cloth rather than hands or feet or tail!
Pockets appears to check out the colour that Steph has offered him...perhaps he is not in a red mood today????
Lots of people get involved in Pockets' artistic efforts! And he loves the attention!
"This is my magnificent tail", says Pockets Capuchin. It can be used as a rope, a hand, or even a paintbrush!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Training Mr. Jenkins

Erica has been working with one of our Spider monkeys - Mr. Jenkins. She is trying to get him to be more gentle in his interactions with people. Instead of the grabbing and pulling that he has done for years, he is beginning to reach out and hold hands without the pull and pinch we have come to expect! Well done, Erica and Jenks!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Announcing the SBFPS 2012 Calendar Sale!

The holiday season is upon us and SBFPS has the perfect gift ideas!!! 

We also know you want a flashy calendar for the new year to keep track of all you do, and so here we are providing you with one!

Calendars are $20, + shipping & handling - and are they ever worth it! 
Email us at to make your purchase today!
See our sample photos below:

Have a calendar? How about some holiday cards?
Consider becoming a foster friend to a monkey in need, or purchasing a visit to the farm to meet the monkeys. 
E-mail us for all your holiday needs! 
Happy Holidays!!!