It is baby season for wildlife in Southwest Florida, and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is hosting a Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower to help patients at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. The shower is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 at the Conservancy’s Nature Center. The Conservancy is seeking the support to fulfill the need for supplies by asking community members to send or to bring a gift to help provide the hospital’s youngest patients with the best possible care.
The von Arx Wildlife Hospital admitted more than 3,800 animals last year… a steady increase over previous years. As a nonprofit, the Conservancy relies on donations in order to provide the supplies that are essential to patient care, ranging from food products to medical supplies.
“The von Arx Wildlife Hospital will treat hundreds of baby animals during the spring and summer months, including various birds, mammals and reptiles,” said Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the Conservancy’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital. “Any size donation is greatly appreciated.”
The nonprofit happens to be registered with Amazon, making it possible to donate from home. The Conservancy has a Wish List for the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. Those unable to attend the event still have the opportunity to show their support by donating items online from the von Arx Wildlife Hospital’s Amazon Wish List, which will be sent directly to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
Make a Donation, Receive a Gift
Donors will receive one free admission to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 21-acre Nature Center.
Also, attendees will have the opportunity to enter their name for a chance to join wildlife rehabilitation staff for a 30-minute personal experience, behind the scenes at the wildlife hospital.
For more information, or to make a donation to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital, visit this link.
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