Duke Energy employees, retirees to help Exotic Feline Rescue Center
A group of Duke Energy employees and retirees from Brazil, Bloomington, Terre Haute and Plainfield, Ind., have set Friday, May 18 as “Duke Energy in Action” day at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, 2221 East Ashboro Road in Center Point, approximately 10 miles south of Brazil.
The center provides a permanent home to around 200 exotic felines that have been abused, neglected or just need somewhere to safely live out their lives. Species include tigers, lions, leopards, pumas, bobcats and ocelots, among others.
The volunteers, working from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will split into two groups, with one group preparing runners packets for the “Run Thru The Jungle” 5K race on Saturday, May 19. This race is an important fund raiser to help purchase 3,000 to 4,000 pounds of meat that the animals require each day.
The second group of volunteers will work on building and maintenance of enclosures for the big cats.
This project is part of the “Duke Energy in Action” program, which encourages employees to give back to their communities through various service opportunities. Employees receive paid time off for their participation in these volunteer projects.