WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) – Animals come from all corners of the commonwealth to dwell on the Wildlife Heart of Virginia in Waynesboro. Whether or not they’re injured, orphaned, or sick, it’s dwelling till they will return to the wild.
After 2 1/2 many years of use, the constructions they dwell in want work. The Nice Rebuild 2021 is a marketing campaign to interchange or restore the nonprofit’s animal enclosures.
“These enclosures have housed tens of 1000’s of untamed animals,” Wildlife Heart Outreach Coordinator Alex Wehrung mentioned.
From Virginia’s smallest native animals like turtles and snakes to its greatest… bears and bald eagles. The variety of sufferers, and the weather have taken a toll.
“Once I say it’s a serious effort, I imply it. It’s a variety of assets and a variety of time,” acknowledged Wehrung.
Half one of many Nice Rebuild is the schooling and ambassador enclosures. The $100,000 mission is completed and paid for.
“The kindness and assist from these donors is totally what has made this reconstruction effort doable,” mentioned Wehrung.
Building crews are simply getting began on half two, which is affected person enclosures. It’s larger in dimension and price, and the middle continues to be fundraising.
This work will assist with their mission, which works past patching up damaged animals.
“Educating the world to care about and look after wildlife and the surroundings,” Wehrung mentioned. “As a result of when wildlife species are wholesome, people and the surroundings is wholesome.”
You may assist the Wildlife Heart of Virginia’s Nice Rebuild at https://www.wildlifecenter.org/donate.
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