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BEHIND THE SCENES SPOTLIGHT: Sarah, Wildlife Care Volunteer

As a seasonal resident escaping Michigan winters, Sarah began volunteering at Tucson Wildlife Center to give back to her adopted community as well as to meet others. “With my love of animals and experience volunteering at an animal shelter in Michigan, TWC was a perfect fit. And, once I made Tucson my year-round home, I was happy to continue. I love working with others who share a passion for helping wildlife.”

Sarah spent her first winter volunteering in animal care at TWC’s hospital but that summer, for a change of pace, she volunteered at the Center’s Baby Bird and Small Mammal Wing (the Orphanage). Later, she moved back to the hospital where she spends most of her time preparing meals and feeding the birds recovering in the ICU. “While I was happy to help at the Orphanage, I am really enjoying the wider variety of animals treated at the hospital … my favorites are the javelinas and barn owls. It fascinates me that the owlets begin life looking rather ugly (small and bald) but grow to be such beautiful adults with striking heart-shaped faces.”

As a largely volunteer-run wildlife rescue center, Tucson Wildlife Center is proud to recognize Sarah as an invaluable member of our dedicated wildlife care team, and we thank her for her continued service!

Caring for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife requires a collaborative network of rehabilitators, volunteers, and caring citizens. If you would like to aid TWC’s efforts, please consider volunteering by contacting hr@tucsonwildlife.com or making a donation by clicking this link  https://donate-usa.keela.co/donation-form25.

And, just a reminder … for all who shop online at Amazon, please shop through AmazonSmile and register Tucson Wildlife Center as your designated Charity. We appreciate it, as will all the wild animals in our care!

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