Fundraiser with Forever Tattoo helps trust purchase lot for preservation

Dec 8, 2023 | In the News

“Back in September, Cape Coral Wildlife Trust made a commitment to the owner of the gopher tortoise and burrowing owl lot by Dec. 1,” said CCWT board member, Lori Haus-Bulcock. “With support from the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, donations, and finally, the overwhelming generosity of Forever Tattoo, the property will now be a forever home for Cape Coral’s wildlife neighbors, the Florida endangered list burrowing owl and gopher tortoise.”

It all started when Gema Cisneros, an artist at Forever Tattoo, happened upon a Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife booth at a Rotary Park plant sale. Cisneros, being a wildlife lover, decided to become a member and discovered through an email, the wildlife trust was looking for donations to help purchase the lot.

Cisneros met Haus-Bulcock at a City Council meeting, told her the shop would be interested in putting on a fundraiser to help the cause.

“Our relationship kind of built off of that,” Cisneros said.

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