The House Crowd launches a Big Appeal for a Big Cat

Maya the Jaguar appeared in the BBC’s 2018 documentary ‘Big Cats About the House’. If you saw it, you were almost certainly charmed by her – we certainly were at The House Crowd.

But Maya can’t continue to live comfortably and grow happily in her current conditions. Despite the great efforts of everyone at the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, she’s rapidly outgrowing her surroundings. To have a happy, healthy upbringing, Maya needs a proper shelter that’s big enough to accommodate her current and future needs.

At The House Crowd, we’re partnering with the Big Cat Sanctuary to raise funds so that she can have just that.

Why The House Crowd is raising funds for Maya (and other jaguars)

The House Crowd and the Big Cat Sanctuary are joining forces to raise money for a new cat house for Maya and other jaguars. We aim to raise £250,000 in total, and we’re going to spend it like this:
£100,000 to build the enclosure
£50,000 to support the University of Costa Rica’s Jaguar Protection programme
• And the rest for landscaping and planting trees within the enclosure, constructing new roads and pathways, and general refurbishments to existing roads

Why raise funds for jaguars?

There are fewer than 15,000 jaguars left in the wild – and raising money for Maya and her friends has never been more important.
By contributing to this appeal, you’re adding to a pool of resources that will be used to protect and study jaguars in their native environments in Central and South America. You’ll also aid the University of Costa Rica’s Jaguar Protection Programme, which will deepen our understanding of these magnificent creatures – and protect their future all around the world.
Conservation efforts are essential for protecting Maya, and protecting all big cats everywhere. To find out more, visit the Big Cat Sanctuary’s website today – and please give generously.

How to donate

To donate simply visit our Crowdfunding for Maya page which can be found here:
Once on the page click on the amount that you would like to donate and select your preferred payment method. You will have to register to make a donation.

Here’s what you can expect:

£10 donor – A video thank you from both Giles and Maya.
£50 donor – A video thank you and your name or company name on the virtual tree of life displayed on The Big Cat Sanctuary’s website.
£100 donor – A video thank you, virtual tree inscription and a year’s subscription to the Big Cat Membership Programme.
£1,000 donor – A video thank you, virtual tree inscription, a year’s subscription to the Big Cat Membership Programme and a leaf with your name on it added to the tree of life outside of Maya’s enclosure.
£5,000 donor- A video thank you, virtual tree inscription, years subscription to the Big Cat Membership Programme, your name on the real tree of life outside Maya’s enclosure and a year’s membership to the sanctuary’s Apex club. This will allow you visit the sanctuary during the year.
£10,000 donor– All of the above, plus: a real tree planted along the pathway to Maya’s enclosure with your name/company name on a plaque and an invitation to the opening ceremony of the enclosure.

We’ve already raised over £30,000 and with your help we can reach our target.

Thanks – Frazer – CEO – The House Crowd