The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates spring with its annual Baby Animal Shower. Come see some of their educational animals up close and personal. Baby animals in rehab will not be displayed. There will be games, cookies and punch, face painting, T-shirts for sale, and crafts for kids. There is no admission charge, but a list of suggested gifts is on the website: StanislausWildlife.org. The shower is Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wildlife Center inside Fox Grove Fishing Access, 1220 Geer Road, Hughson.
Come meet the volunteers and employees, the people who care for all of the 2,000-plus injured and orphaned animals the center admits each year. Also, meet their animal ambassadors, animals that couldn’t be released, and now live at the wildlife center. Many of these animals travel to schools to help students learn about California native wildlife.
Hopper the raven, Poe the crow, Jet the American kestrel, Carson the red-tailed hawk, and Titus the great-horned owl are a few of the animals that will be out and about to meet you. Check the website for the display times.
The Center this spring has already admitted dozens of baby songbirds, squirrels, coyotes, opossums, hawks and owls. Every day, more and more animals come in. You can help by attending the Baby Animal Shower, and bringing a gift to benefit the center, including: paper towels, postage stamps, receiving blankets, bleach, new heating pads (not auto shut-off), 13 gallon trash bags, Dawn dishwashing liquid, Playtex dishwashing gloves (small and medium), liquid laundry soap, baby travel playpens, and Daisy mats; see link on website for information about the mats.
Monetary gifts are also appreciated or better yet, become a volunteer.
The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center started in 1984, which makes this their 32nd year of operation. The center has always been completely supported by donations.
Officials said the long awaited eagle cage is up and can be seen from the front yard. All are invited to attend the animal baby shower and learn more about the wildlife center and its programs.
Visit the website at www.stanislauswildlife.org.