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May 16, 2014

Hughson wildlife care center has baby animal shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is having its annual Baby Animal Shower on Saturday.

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is having its annual Baby Animal Shower on Saturday.

The center, in Hughson, cares for injured and orphaned native wild animals so they can be released back into their habitat. The shower showcases some of the resident animals at the center and helps the center collect needed supplies and funds.

Shower hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Animals on display at various times will be Poe the crow, Hopper the raven, Curley the barn owl, Bella the red fox, Slither the gopher snake, Oreo the king snake, Jet and Tesla the American kestrels, Otis the screech owl, Carson the red-tailed hawk and Titus the great horned owl.

The resident animals are those that could not survive in the wild and so will remain at the center for life. Carson, for example, was so severely injured she couldn’t be released back into her native habitat.

Items the center needs include paper towels, toilet paper (for bird nests), postage stamps, receiving blankets, printer paper, bleach, Dawn dishwashing liquid, Playtex dishwashing gloves (medium to extra-large), baby travel playpens and new heating pads (but not automatic shutoff). It also needs monetary donations and volunteers.

Cookies and punch will be served, there will be children’s activities, and videos will play in the lobby all day.

Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is at Fox Grove Regional Park, 1220 Geer Road, Hughson. Learn more at www.stanislauswildlife.org, or call (209) 883-9414.

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