Archive for October, 2009

Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Eye Help Animals customer looking cool in Las Vegas

Cofounder DJ’s cousin from NC played in the World Tavern Poker TOC in Las Vegas, NV. We think wearing our Wildlife Eyes T-Shirt was a good strategy as having all those eyes on his opponents probably gave him a psychological advantage!

NH Open Doors Event – Nov. 7 & 8, 2009

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Come meet DJ Geribo and Jim Fontaine, the cofounders of Eye Help Animals, on November 7th and 8th, 2009. We are participating in this years NH Open Doors Event ( and are looking forward to meeting people who share our passion for saving and protecting wildlife and wild places!

see original video on YouTube

Meet the Cofounders of Eye Help Animals

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

New Hampshire Open Doors 2009

Come meet DJ and Jim on Veteran’s Day Weekend.  DJ’s gallery will be open from 9AM – 6PM both days and you can meet us, see DJ’s fine art, and of course, see all of the Eye Help Animals items that you can purchase to help us save and protect wildlife and wild places around the world.

DJ’s original wildlife eye paintings will be on display, too!  See the paintings that started it all!

DJ Geribo's Original Miniature Wildlife Eye Paintings will be on display

Gorilla Has Cataract Surgery

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

A fellow Rotarian mentioned hearing about a gorilla getting eye surgery – a quick web search turned up the following article:  (to us, wildlife, especially wildlife in zoos, deserves the best quality of life possible)

Eye Surgery for Gorilla Past Its Primate

Over-the-hill Miami ape gets cataract surgery


Updated 1:45 PM EDT, Fri, Oct 2, 2009

Cataract surgery for a 42-year-old female may seem a bit early, but Miami resident Josephine is no ordinary 42-year-old.

Josephine is, in fact, a gorilla, and when she goes under the knife today at Miami MetroZoo, she’ll be one of less than a dozen gorillas in the world to get the state-of-the-art procedure performed.

Both of Josephine’s eyes have worsened to the point where she is nearly blind, only able to see light and dark and shadows.

“At 42, Josephine is considered a senior citizen in gorilla society where life expectancy is rarely beyond 50 and usually less,” said MetroZoo communications director Ron Magill, in a statement.

Using a procedure common for humans, Dr. Frank Spektor, a medical ophthalmologist, will cut out the cataracts and implant new lenses.

Josephine will have to be knocked out by surgeons before the procedure so that she won’t go ape when the doctors cut into her eyes.

Josephine should be back to normal, pounding her chest and peeling bananas within a few days.

First Published: Oct 2, 2009 12:18 PM EDT

See the original article here:

Atlanta, GA

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Zoo Atlanta Staff Members wearing their Eye Help Animals Giant Panda Wildlife Eye Collectible Pins

Zoo Atlanta is one of our Special Partners.

Sent to us by Keisha Hines-Davis.

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Thursday, October 8th, 2009


Panda Pictures from our Partner

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Zoo Atlanta sent us some photos of their Giant Pandas to share with you!

Here’s another great photo!