Darwin the Ikea monkey's sanctuary launches new crowd-funding campaign
Sunderland, Ont., sanctuary facing June 30 eviction
Volunteers at the shelter where Darwin the Ikea monkey lives have launched a second crowd-funding campaign in a desperate bid to keep operating at their Sunderland, Ont., site.
Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary will be forced to move by June 30, after the landowner decided to sell the property.
Whatever happens, Daina Liepa says the sanctuary needs to remain open.
"We need to continue doing what we're doing," Liepa said.
"We've saved their lives once before, but now we're having to do it again."
She said she's confident the sanctuary will raise the money it needs, but a previous crowd-funding effort fell short of its goal and volunteers say direct donations have also slowed.