Wildlife rehab center ready to open in Magnolia
Nonprofit animal welfare group Friends of Texas Wildlife will soon open an intake center in Magnolia, making it easier for volunteer rehabilitators to care for sick and injured animals in Montgomery and North Harris counties. A newly established 1,500-squre-foot facility will provide a centralized location for the public to drop off injured animals and birds. An exam room inside the new center will allow volunteers to provide immediate care to injured animals. Animals will not be kept at the intake facility, but will go through a triage system to determine immediate medical needs. "The reason we are having the food drive is the animals in our care right now would normally have been released but we cannot release them back into the drought," Meyer said. The group also needs donations of deer corn, sweet feed, unsalted peanuts, walnuts, crackers, birdseed, cat litter, dish soap, bleach, laundry detergent, baby blankets and towels. The group is currently accepting cash donations to help cover costs.To help offset some operation and care expenses, the Friends of Texas Wildlife is also seeking sponsors for its third annual fall fundraising event, A Night in The Forest. The event will be held Oct. 21 and 22 at W.G. Jones State Forest and will feature daytime and nighttime hay rides through the forest, a pumpkin patch, food and drinks, games, raffles, educational exhibits and entertainment.
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