Amanda Lollar of Bat World Sanctuary in Weatherford, Texas

Bat World Sanctuary loses USDA permit. Animal Welfare Act violations found.

by Animal Welfare Act 

Wednesday Apr 24th, 2013 2:30 PM

A USDA veterinarian reviewed video of Amanda Lollar of Bat World Sanctuary trying to perform surgery on a bat. Ms. Lollar is not a veterinarian and has not gone past the ninth grade. The USDA veterinarian stated “This mother bat clearly experienced pain and suffering at Ms. Lollar’s hand, so much so that it appeared to lose consciousness during the procedure.” “I believe the mother bat could have survived if it had been properly anesthetized and the pup delivered using proper surgical techniques.” Mom and pup died at the hands of Amanda Lollar.

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From the communication, “I have reviewed the U-Tube footage and looked at the complaint about the bat that was mishandled by Ms. Amanda Lollar of the Bat World Sanctuary. This is indeed a violation of the AWA (Animal Welfare Act). Ms. Lollar should have sought veterinary assistance for the bat with the dystocia. It would be one thing if she were only assisting a birth, but the moment Ms. Lollar realized this was a dystocia requiring an episiotomy, she should have taken the bat to her attending vet or a local veterinarian. Apologizing in the video to the bat does not solve the problem. This mother bat clearly experienced pain and suffering at Ms. Lollar’s hand, so much so t hat it appeared to lose consciousness during the procedure No anesthesia was given to the bat and no pain management was offered. I believe the mother bat could have survived if it had been properly anesthetized and the pup delivered using proper surgical techniques. It is possible the pup could also have survived if this case had been properly managed by a veterinarian.” This was signed by Dr. Laurie Gage USDA veterinarian.

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Amanda Lollar and Randy Turner then lie to the USDA and state the video of the episiotomy was altered. The video was not altered. Lollar and Turner continue to make false and defamatory statements to the USDA about the complainant to try to cover up the acts of animal cruelty and neglect. Randy Turner an animal rights attorney was aiding and abetting someone who committed animal cruelty. Video and photographic evidence is here. Attorney Randy Turner told the USDA that he wants them to change the word “investigation” to “fact finding” in regard to his client’s investigation. Bat World Sanctuary was investigated.

Fortunately the USDA was able to see through their charades. The USDA informed Amanda Lollar that her permit would not be renewed March 12, 2012. Ms. Lollar decided to refuse the letter from the USDA. BWS’s USDA inspector Cynthia Digesualdo replied via email to the USDA “Can we send this regular mail? She’s a little far for me to hand deliver. Anyway, I can promise you she knows she’s cancelled. Not happy with us and very glad to be rid of us.”

Even though Bat World Sanctuary lost their USDA permit they continued to state that they had a USDA permit. They still state in their website that they indeed have a USDA permit when this is not the truth.

August 2011 Bat World Sanctuary got in trouble with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for not having proper permits. Here is that article. TPWD stated that Amanda Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary are not bat experts. They do not have a TPWD exhibitor permit, their unreleasable bats are not permitted, they cannot exhibit bats, they cannot have bats with White Nose Syndrome, they cannot move the bats and they cannot have an assurance colony of bats. TPWD went on to state that Fish & Wildlife and Bat Conservation International are the true bat experts in these matters.

After Bat World Sanctuary lost their USDA permit Amanda Lollar decided to report other people with bats with USDA permits October 2012. The USDA inspector responds to the false complaint to the USDA, “It seems that a licensee in Texas (Amanda Lollar of Bat World Sanctuary) is giving her grief over her having a bat. I’ve seen this before years ago when I covered a portion of the state of NM and inspected the New Mexico Bat Research Institute, don’t let the name fool you, there was no research being conducted. The individuals in Texas (Amanda Lollar) are under the impression that they are the definitive experts on bats. Apparently part of that expertise is that no one other themselves should be the ones to obtain and own bats of any kind.” The USDA finished their investigation and concluded there were no violations. Nonetheless Amanda Lollar continues to tell her Facebook fans to keep filing reports, sending emails and signing petitions against the licensed individual who gives her bat proper care.

Currently Bat World Sanctuary is supposedly supported by the American Sanctuary Association and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Perhaps they do not know that BWS lost their USDA permit, violations of the Animal Welfare Act were found and they are currently in trouble with the TPWD.

 

Rabies, filth at Bat World Sanctuary in Mineral Wells, Texas

by Desmodus rotundus 

Wednesday Jun 15th, 2011 3:09 PM

A toddler was bitten on the cheek by a rabid bat directly next to Bat World Sanctuary in Mineral Wells, Texas. The “wild sanctuary” building located at 115 N.E. 1st St. holds a maternity colony of Mexican Free-tail bats. The child was bitten by a baby Mexican free-tail bat.

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The mother of the child Megan Stone made a complaint against Bat World Sanctuary with the City. The bat most likely came from their sanctuary. Amanda Lollar who operates Bat World Sanctuary instantly hired Fort Worth, Texas lawyer Donald Feare. Feare sent a threatening letter to the City Manager Lance Howerton. Feare warned that if they don’t find the complaint “groundless,” there would be a “protracted legal battle” and “negative publicity” for the City. Even though City records show the City Manager agreed to order Lollar to “get the bats out of town,” the City backed down. 

 

Palo Pinto County released a rabies warning for the county after the incident. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department told residents to exclude bats from their buildings. Bat experts at Texas A & M and Bat Conservation International told the City that they should force Bat World to exclude the bats at the “wild sanctuary.” Bat World Sanctuary did not exclude bats from their “wild sanctuary” building. Excluding bats entails blocking off their entrances into the building. 

 

Between June 20 and October 16 of 1993, 23 dead and dying bats were collected from roosts in four adjacent buildings in downtown Mineral Wells, Texas by Amanda Lollar. 17 of the 23 bats tested positive for rabies. That is 72% of the dead and dying bats. These dead rabid bats were the subject of a journal article on rabies. Texas is noted as the bat rabies capitol of the US. From 1995 to 2009 six people died of rabies in Texas. They were all the bat strain of rabies. One in four people who died of rabies in the US in 2009 was in Texas. 

 

Over the years there have been many complaints about the “wild sanctuary” building belonging to Bat World Sanctuary. It is a vacant building with no current occupancy permit because it is not up to code. The complaints range from building in disrepair, property is unsightly, building contains mounds of guano to the main complaint which is the smell. 

 

30,000 bats have been roosting in this building for over 50 years. Their urine has soaked into the wood beams and walls destroying the building. The smell from the building fills the entire downtown area in the summer according to the health inspector. In a June 24, 2009 letter to Texas Parks and Wildlife Donna Robbins the City Health Inspector stated “the odor is so strong, that if you just walk by the building briefly, your clothing will smell like bat excrement, urine.” 

 

Donna Robbins thoroughly investigated the problems with the bats and contacted bat experts, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Center for Disease Control, Bat Conservation International and health department officials. They all stated that Lollar must exclude bats from the building and clean up the guano. 

 

Word made its way to Lollar who responded with a letter to the City dated June 26, 2009. Lollar stated she already “removed approximately 6,000 lbs of guano.” She said that she realizes that there is a “potential for bat/human contact.” She will be moving the bats out of the building and into a soon to be built artificial cave outside of town. She stated that would be finished within two years which would be June 2011. 

 

October 18, 2010 City Health Inspector Donna Robbins asked Lollar in email how the bat exclusion was going. Lollar replied that she planned to seal the building in December. Then she stated that her bats have “something white on their ears and various body parts.” She stated “WNS has made it to Texas a year earlier than researchers expected.” She continued, “it appears to be the beginning of the end.” 

 

The sanctuary only holds Mexican free-tail bats. Mexican free-tail bats do not get WNS because they do not hibernate in cold caves where the fungus thrives. They migrate to warmer climates. Lollar knows this but tried to play the sympathy card with the health inspector. From Bat Conservation International http://www.batcon.org/pdfs/whitenose/WNSCaveMyotisinOklahomaFINAL.pdf 

 

Meanwhile Lollar is trying to raise money for day to day expenses. Instead of trying to raise money for a never-to-be-built artificial cave she now wants money for a never-to-be-built “assurance colony.” June 2011 she stated that “Bat World Sanctuary can save bats (from WNS) through the development of captive assurance colonies. We are the only facility to successfully maintain a reproductive colony of insectivorous bats for two decades.” 

 

Lollar is merely a wildlife rehabilitator, not a scientist or researcher. Lollar does not even have a high school diploma let alone a college degree. She freely admits that she’s never had any animal training whatsoever and learned everything through “trial and error” and the “school of life.” 

 

Her wildlife rehabilitation permit does not allow her to keep healthy bats or breed bats. Assurance colonies are made up of healthy bats that can breed and live unassisted. She was warned in May 2010 by Texas Parks and Wildlife that she cannot allow her bats to breed. 

 

June 2011 and there are again 30,000 bats in the “wild sanctuary.” Lollar never closed off the building as she promised the City. She is now asking for donations to care for the many babies and injured bats that she’s picking up from the “wild sanctuary.” Meanwhile complaints about the foul odor and guano on the streets continue to pour into the City. It is clear that she never intends to exclude bats from the building. 

 

About rabies: Not all bats have rabies. The best way not to get rabies from a bat is to never touch a bat with your bare hands. If you see an ill, injured or orphaned bat, contact a wildlife rehabilitator or animal control. If you must pick it up, always wear gloves.

 

Bat World Sanctuary moves to Weatherford

 

Bat World Sanctuary’s Bat Castle is at 509 High Point CT, Weatherford, Texas 76088-4424. 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,303 sf home built in 2008 on a 557,132 sf 

 

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Zoom in and you see the Bat Castle

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Satellite view from Google maps

 

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View from the site posted on a public website. The roof matches perfectly.

 

From Bat World Sanctuary’s website

http://batworld.org/a-new-sanctuary

 

Here is the MLS listing for the property.

http://www.azle-weatherford-realestate.com/property/10-11686838/509-High-Point-Court-Weatherford-TX-76088-4424/

 

 

Assessee:

BAT WORLD SANCTUARY

Assessee Address:

217 OAK AVE 

MINERAL WELLS, TX 76067 – 4946

Property Address:

509 HIGH POINT CT 

WEATHERFORD, TX 76088 – 4424

Assessor’s Parcel Number:

R000048662

State:

TX

County:

PARKER

Tax Account Number:

2094801000000

 

SALES INFORMATION

Seller:

LOLLAR, AMANDA

Sales Date:

02-13-2012

Document Number:

786170

Book Number:

2896

Page Number:

1732

Recorded Date:

02-21-2012

Prior Recorded Date:

10-24-2011

Transfer Date:

–2012

Prior Transfer Date:

–2011

 

ASSESSOR INFORMATION

Total Land & Improvement Value:

$130,280.00

Land Value:

$63,930.00

Improvement Value:

$66,350.00

Total Assessed Land & Improvement Value:

$130,280.00

Total Market Land & Improvement Value:

$130,280.00

Total Market Land Value:

$63,930.00

Total Market Improvement Value:

$66,350.00

Tax Code Area:

PAR

Property Type:

MANUFACTURED HOME

Municipality:

PARKER CO GENERAL

Number of Buildings:

1

Tax Amount:

$2,182.39

Tax Year:

2012

Iris APN:

2094801000000

Lot Acreage:

12.786

Lot Square Footage:

556958

Universal Building Square Footage:

2,432

Living Building Square Footage:

2,432

 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

Subdivision:

MEP & PRR CO ABS 948 SEC 375

Source Of Property Location:

SITUS DATA WAS OBTAINED DIRECTLY FROM A LOCAL COUNTY OR SOURCE

Census Id / Block Group / Block / Suffix:

1405023123

Legal Description: 

 

 

ACRES: 12.786 TRACT: 10 ABST: 948 SURV: M E P & P R R CO

APR

30

 

 

Toddler bitten by rabid bat at Bat World Sanctuary, Mineral Wells Index newspaper article

Below is an article from the Mineral Wells Index newspaper. The story is about a toddler being bitten by a baby bat that tested positive for rabies. This happened directly next door to Bat World’s wild sanctuary building located at 115 N.E. 1st St, Mineral Wells, Texas. This child could have died from rabies.

 

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Amanda Lollar threatens to sue the City of Mineral Wells if they do not find the complaint groundless

 

http://www.animaladvocates.us/batWorldLawsuit/Bat_World_Sanctuary_Threatens_To_Sue_City_Of_Mineral_Wells.pdf

 

Rabies alert issued after toddler bitten by rabid bat next to Bat World Sanctuary

After the toddler was bitten by the rabid baby bat directly next door to Bat World Sanctuary, the Texas Department of Health sent out a rabies notice to Palo Pinto County. This is in Mineral Wells, Texas. Residents were told to exclude bats from their buildings. Bat World Sanctuary did not exclude bats from her building.

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Texas states Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary are not bat experts

by For The Love Of Bats 

Sunday Mar 10th, 2013 7:19 PM

August 2011 Amanda Lollar of Bat World Sanctuary intended to give a symposium on White Nose Syndrome (WNS) with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). She invited biologists, rehabbers and educators to the symposium. Someone from BRIT questioned TPWD about whether or not Amanda Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary were capable of giving the symposium and if they were properly permitted to bring live bats. TPWD became alarmed and quickly wrote a letter stating Amanda Lollar is not an expert, is not allowed to handle WNS bats, cannot have an assurance colony, has no permit to display bats and is not allowed to let her bats breed.

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Wendy Connally Program Leader for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department stated in a letter to Amanda Lollar, “Your invitation for the Bat World – BRIT WNS Symposium reached me this morning. There are just a few issues in your announcement I’d like to address. As you may know, US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Bat Conservation International have been the primary nodes coordinating WNS information, survey and response protocols, and research on this fast-moving, little understood disease.”

 

Connally went on to address some inaccurate statements Lollar made in the invitation. “WNS has not been detected in Oklahoma. The fungus that causes WNS was detected in western Oklahoma a few years back; however, despite many comprehensive additional surveys, it has not been detected again, nor has the disease WNS been detected anywhere in the state.”

 

Amanda Lollar had been stating that WNS was detected in Oklahoma which is right across the river from Texas. Lollar even told the Health Inspector for Mineral Wells that her bats have WNS. Lollar stated this to garner sympathy and donations to her group. Lollar had told an intern in 2010 that she hoped her bats would get WNS so she could get a lot of money in donations. The main bat in Texas is the Mexican free-tail bat. They do not hibernate. Therefore they cannot get WNS. That did not stop Lollar from sending multiple painful wing punches to the lab for testing. Connally corrected Lollar’s false statement by stating “The fungus and its expression as WNS have not been detected in Texas.”

 

Lollar had been stating that only Bat World Sanctuary has a USFWS approved protocol for the treatment and release of WNS bats. From her CV “Co-developed the United States Fish and Wildlife Service protocol for wildlife rehabilitators in response to White Nose Syndrome (WNS) affected bats in the northeastern U.S. Impact: Provided set procedures for the care of debilitated bats suffering from a disease with no known cure.” This is of course untrue. Lollar is not allowed to handle WNS bats.

 

Connally stated “There are currently no USFWS-approved protocols for the treatment and release of WNS-positive (WNS+) bats.” As it is bat experts know that WNS affected bats merely need basic supportive care. She went on to state “Bottom line is that we (Texas) would not want to accept WNS+ bats from outside of the state. And, per the Bat World Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit Provision 12, y’all are not authorized to transport from/to other states without coordinating written permission with TPWD. TPWD would not permit WNS+ bats coming across state lines into Texas to any TPWD-permitted rehab facility, nor would be authorize acceptance of any bats from WNS+ states.” Connally cited legitimate quarantine and health concerns which Lollar didn’t even consider because she lacks an education.

 

Connally continued “In the event that WNS is detected in Texas, we would currently follow the established USFWS protocols for detection and response. TPWD will preview all bat rehabilitator’s permits and may include some level of quarantine holding and transfer to a permitted scientific research facility, but would not include treatment or release until we know more about the disease.” These are of course wise public safety issues that need to be considered. Otherwise the WNS bats could spread the disease to other healthy bats.

 

Connally ended her letter by stating “I’m a bit concerned with this statement: ‘The cost of the symposium will be used to fund a new state-of-the-art sanctuary facility for the successful rescue, breeding, maintenance and eventual release of bats affected by WNS.’ At this time, TPWD would not provide a permit for any facility to rescue, breed, maintain or especially release bats which test positive for the fungus or WNS until peer reviewed research has shown that the treatment could be affective. Additionally the Bat World Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit Provision 15a prohibits breeding of any of the animals held under the authority of the permit. No captive, rehabbing, or unreleasable bats can be bred at your rehabilitation facility under your permit. All rehab animals at any facility should be separated by sex to prevent breeding.” 

 

Connally obviously did not know that Lollar had been bragging that she has the “only captive breeding colony of insectivorous bats” “with over nine generations being born in the sanctuary.” Lollar even posts the genealogy of her bats even though she is not allowed to let them breed. Lollar had her pro-bono attorney Randy Turner of Bailey & Galyen tell a judge in a Texas court room that she has over 350 captive unreleasable bats, even though she doesn’t have a permit for any unreleasable bats.

 

The invitation stated that live bats from Bat World would be used in the symposium. Connally stated “The Bat World Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit allows (Provision 10) limited permanent retention of non-releasable wildlife for approved educational, fostering, or socialization purposes, or for transfer to zoological, scientific, or educational permit holders. Requests must be made in writing to the department. Using live bats during the symposium is fine if they are not bats currently under rehabilitative care and if they’ve been approved by TPWD to retain as non-releasable for education. I noticed on some of your past annual reports that you indicated several bats in some years that were transferred to captive colony; however, I’m unaware of any case-by-case approvals in our files which would authorize you to hold any non-releasable bats for educational purpose and y’all do not have an education display permit for that purpose.” Connally did not know that Bat World Sanctuary’s USDA exhibit permit was cancelled March 2012 even though the invitation stated they still had their USDA permit. Needless to say BRIT backed out of the symposium. Lollar tried to argue to TPWD that an over zealous volunteer wrote and sent that invitation but that was not true. She left a copy of it in her website and people had been forwarding it.

Amanda Lollar has been stating for years that Bat World is “the only non-profit organization actively seeking to save bats in danger of extinction from White Nose Syndrome by creating assurance colonies.” Not only is Bat World not the ONLY organization trying to help WNS bats but they are not allowed to treat WNS bats. They are not even allowed to have an assurance colony yet on their Facebook page and website they are begging for money to build such a facility. One must wonder what she will do with the donations since she cannot build an assurance colony, cannot have WNS bats and cannot display bats.

 

In 2011 Bat World Sanctuary and Amanda Lollar were investigated by USDA, TPWD, the Health Dept of Texas and the City of Mineral Wells. USDA cancelled her permit in 2012. TPWD sent her a stern letter about obeying her permit restrictions. Health Dept gave her a long laundry list of rules that she must follow to reduce the risk of rabies. After the investigation Lollar requested that TPWD write a statement saying “Texas Parks and Wildlife investigated Amanda Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary, saw no evidence to back up the accusations, and found the complaints to be without merit.” TPWD wrote back that they would only say “according to one of our game wardens, there is no current active investigation.” They stated in another letter that they had no time to fully investigate. Of course that didn’t stop Lollar from stating that TPWD, Health Dept and USDA cleared her of all wrong doing. They most certainly did not.

The City of Minerals and her neighbors have made complaints about Lollar for the last 20 years about the smell, guano on the streets and rabid bats. Finally Lollar stated to the City at the end of 2011 that she was fed up with all the complaints so she was selling the building and leaving town. January 2012 Lollar sold the wild sanctuary building at 115 NE 1st St. She built a cement block structure supposedly outside of town. She’s been trapping and relocating the bats to the building who immediately fly back to town. Because Lollar lacks any formidable education she did not realize that crevice bats do not want to live in a new cold odd-smelly building with no crevices away from food sources. It appears the bats have finally spoken. Amanda Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary are not bat experts.

Original letter from TPWD to Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary. TPWD also sent copies to BRIT, TPWD, BCI, FWS, bat experts and bat biologists.

Amanda Lollar commits animal cruelty at Bat World Sanctuary

by Say NO to animal cruelty 

Thursday Feb 21st, 2013 11:21 AM

Amanda Lollar is a “wildlife rehabilitator” who treats bats in Mineral Wells, Texas. She is not a veterinarian yet she illegally performs surgery. She illegally possesses and uses controlled substances such as Isoflurane. Her illegal acts were reported to the Texas Veterinary Board. They stated, “she committed animal cruelty and should be reported to the police.”

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Photo of Amanda Lollar of Bat World Sanctuary

This article is being published because Google’s search engine deleted a previous version from their results by temporary court order. The final court order does not include this article yet Google has not returned it to the search engine results. The court ruled the information in the article was not defamation. This new link will be included in the search engine results so the public may know of the illegal and improper activity of Amanda Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary. Below are some photos of some of her illegal activity.

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Amanda Lollar removing the molars from a conscious bat with no pain relief.

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Dead baby bat

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Dead mom bat

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Another dead baby bat

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Dying skinny bat

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Dead bats

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Using Isoflurane illegally and improperly

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Amanda Lollar performing surgery when she is not a vet

Videos and photos of Amanda Lollar of Bat World Sanctuary performing illegal surgery on conscious bats. The bats can be seen kicking and trying to bite her. In one video she performs an episiotomy on a bat. Lollar accidentally pulls and cuts too much and the bat passes out in shock, see video below. WARNING!!! GRAPHIC!

Amanda Lollar purchases, possesses, and administers rabies vaccinations to bats. Only veterinarians may possess and administer rabies vaccinations to animals because they can cause an animal to die if not administered properly. Lollar does not report rabid bats to the Texas Health Department. Instead, she euthanizes them illegally with controlled substances, then dumps their bodies into the regular trash. Her illegal acts were reported to the Texas Health Department. They stated that “her acts are criminal and should be reported to the police.”

In Amanda Lollar’s original manual she recommended freezing bats to death. The American Veterinary Medical Association has stated that freezing animals to death is animal cruelty. In deposition for a lawsuit it was revealed that Amanda Lollar did not go past the ninth grade in school. She admitted in court testimony that she has never taken a class in animal care instead learning everything through “trial and error.”

True bat experts have called out Amanda Lollar’s inappropriate practices in regard to mending bones and anesthesia. Lollar recommended gluing bones together instead of pinning them which is standard protocol. Because Lollar has no education she did not realize that blood cannot pass through the glue. The limb would die due to lack of circulation.

Lollar recommends soaking a cotton ball in isoflurane, putting that in a cup and putting it over the bat’s head for anesthesia or euthanasia. Bat experts use a nebulizer to give the proper amounts of gas and oxygen. Because Lollar does not administer the gas legally or properly bats frequently wake up during surgery or stop breathing. Lollar admits that some bats have died from her improper anesthesia method. Lollar uses this same gas to euthanize animals. Instead of giving it properly, she gives too much gas at once which causes the bats to die from asphyxiation which is inhumane and illegal.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department was contacted about Amanda Lollar’s illegal activity as they control her wildlife rehabilitation permit. They stated, “wildlife rehabilitators cannot perform surgery, and they cannot have controlled substances.” Recently TPWD stated they want to limit the number of bats she has because she has too many. Currently Amanda Lollar has approximately 350 bats in cramped quarters. She has more bats per square and cubic feet than she recommends in her own manual. She has a large flying fox that cannot fly because it does not have enough room.

The USDA was also contacted because Lollar has a USDA exhibitor permit to exhibit her bats. Lollar violated the Animal Welfare Act by “not providing proper veterinary care.” Texas Parks & Recreation and the USDA investigated Amanda Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary. Her USDA permit was cancelled March 2012.

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In another video, Amanda Lollar can be seen using forceps to pull out the teeth of a conscious bat. The bat is clearly kicking and trying to bite Lollar. After Lollar yanks two of his teeth out the bat can be seen bleeding. Lollar uses this video as an example of “proper” dental surgery in her website.

A visitor to the sanctuary in 2010 found a one-winged dead bat under Amanda Lollar’s desk. It had been dead for at least two days as insects were eating it. It appeared to have died from lack of food and water. When Lollar was shown the dead bat she said the bat “was one of my favorite bats.” She obviously cannot care for the bats she has if her favorite bat could go missing for days and not be noticed.

The visitor also noted that Lollar has seven dogs even though she has no kennel permit. They are all debarked. Some of the dogs have medical and dental issues, as well as very long nails. They are never walked. One of the dogs cannot use its rear legs, so she’s forced to drag herself around. Lollar’s outdoor cats also need veterinary care as they appear to have fleas, worms, and dental issues.

A licensed veterinarian saw the videos and stated, “This is a nightmare! No one but a veterinarian should perform surgery. Report her to the state veterinary board. She should go to jail.” A viewer of the episiotomy video stated, “That is horrific! They should arrest her immediately. She pulled out her vagina! She should never be allowed around animals ever again because she has a complete disregard for their feelings of pain.”

It should be noted that Lollar used photos from this bat’s botched episiotomy in her website and book to show “proper episiotomy procedures.” What she claims happened in her book is not what happened in real life as evidenced by the video.

Video of a skinny, shaking pallid bat at Bat World Sanctuary

Video of dying bat

Video of Amanda Lollar holding a presumably rabid bat in her hand without gloves. Afterwards she illegally euthanized it with Isoflurane pictured in the background then she dumped it in the regular trash

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Video of Amanda Lollar illegally performing surgery on bats without anesthesia.

Video of surgery

Amanda Lollar states in her website that all donations go to the bats. No one takes a salary. That is not correct. She has paid employees that she pays under the table which is a tax violation. Amanda Lollar takes $1,500 a month as “rent” from the Sanctuary. Lollar also had the Sanctuary buy her a car for personal use. Lollar has also spent thousands of dollars on websites to harass people who reported her for animal cruelty. She went so far as to hire someone to assault someone in California who reported her for violations. A police report was filed. Because Amanda Lollar ordered this activity from Texas, an FBI report will be filed.

Last year Amanda Lollar entered a Chase competition to get money to build a “Bat Castle.” She received the money and built a new cement block building far from town. Even though she illegally trapped and transported the bats to the new building, they immediately flew back to Mineral Wells. Because Lollar is not a bat expert, she did not know how to build a proper structure for the bats. She also did not realize that they would prefer to live in vacant buildings in town near food sources instead of far outside of town.

Amanda Lollar is currently being sued for personal injury and defamation. A new suit will soon be filed for harassment in California. For more information on Amanda Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary go here http://www.animaladvocates.us/batworldlawsuit This site includes the results of freedom of information act requests and subpoenas. Government agencies and the public have been reporting her for numerous violations for the last 20 years. Just last year Amanda Lollar wrote a letter to the City stating she will leave town because she can’t stand all the complaints. A copy of that letter is in that website.

Board members of Bat World Sanctuary are Amanda Lollar, Dottie Hyatt, Denise Tomlinson, Michelle McCaulley, Leslie Sturges and Kate Rugroden. They have the power to vote Amanda Lollar off the board but have not yet done so.

http://www.animaladvocates.us/batworldsanc…

 

 

 

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About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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