The spirit of giving shined brightly this week at Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue. Nik Wallenda and Circus Arts Conservatory presented the animal rescue with a check for $108,000, the ticket sale proceeds of their highly successful holiday spectacle, “A Brave New Wonderland,” held this past holiday season under the Big Top at UTC.

Nate’s Honor was the non-profit partner of the show, and the generous gift underscores Wallenda and Circus Arts Conservatory’s shared commitment to supporting and giving back to the community.  The donation will go to support the rescue’s Journey Home capital campaign to build a brighter future for animals in need.

Founded in 2008, the no-kill shelter on Lorraine Road in Lakewood Ranch saves over 2,000 homeless and at-risk dogs and cats each year. To meet the growing demand for life-saving animal services, Nate’s Honor embarked on a $14 million capital campaign to fund much-needed new construction and campus improvements that will double capacity and provide more services for the community.

Now at about 76% of the fundraising goal, the Journey Home campaign will deliver 10 new dog cottages; a 23,000-square-foot Welcome and Education Center; veterinary facility that will provide low-cost vet services to the public; a new cat habitat; community event space; an Intake Building to treat sick and special needs animals being transferred from other shelters; Training Center that will help increase adoptability of shelter animals and help pet owners in the community improve behaviors; a walking trail to help leash train dogs; a dog pool; fenced play areas; and so much more.

For further inquiries or media requests, please contact:

Brian Craft
Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue
Phone: (941) 323-3774