Monday, February 29, 2016

Project Wildlife Hosts Baby Shower

Project Wildlife is expecting up to 10,000 injured and orphaned native wildlife to come through its doors this year. In anticipation of the springtime start of baby season, this baby shower hopes to collect all the supplies needed to provide treatment, care and nourishment to wildlife until they are well enough to be released back into their habitat.

Project Wildlife’s 7th annual Baby Shower will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Project Wildlife Triage Center, 887 1/2 Sherman Street, San Diego, CA 92110.

Highlights:
·       Take a self-guided tour of the Triage Center (note: wildlife patients will not be viewable).
·       Kid's Zone with games and activities for the whole family.
·       Engage with many of Project Wildlife's Animal Ambassadors.
·       Shop at our collaborators’ booths

This event is free to the public, but participants are encouraged to bring much-needed donations of food and care supplies. A complete Amazon wish list of items needed can be found here.


Throughout the spring and summer months, Project Wildlife will rely heavily on hundreds of rehab volunteers to help care for such a high volume of orphaned and injured wildlife. Last year, more than 9,500 wild animals received rehabilitative care from Project Wildlife. This year is expected to be even busier, due to the challenges that El NiƱo brings to wildlife.

“We’re the only organization in San Diego that provides emergency care for most of these wild animals who are suffering, it’s a key service to our region,” says Trish Jackman, Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation. “Preserving our wildlife is of critical importance, not just for the sake of the animal, but for conserving our beautiful environment. Each and every animal plays an important part in making up this ecosystem, so it’s crucial that they all get the care they need.”

About Project Wildlife
As a program of San Diego Humane Society, Project Wildlife’s mission is to improve the quality of life for local wildlife and the community as the primary resource for animal rehabilitation and conservation education. Since 1972, Project Wildlife's staff and volunteers have given injured, orphaned and sick wild animals a second chance at life. This commitment to helping wild animals has made Project Wildlife one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation organizations in the country. Medical staff and volunteers care for 8,000-10,000 birds and mammals each year.

Project Wildlife is a critical community resource for residents and businesses in San Diego County, one of the most biologically diverse areas in the United States with the greatest number of endangered species.

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