Edith Allen Wildlife Sanctuary in need of donations, volunteers

Oct 19, 2016
Photo by: EAWS The Edith Allen Wildlife Sanctuary's squirrel ambassador — which is unreleaseable — helps herself to some bird food. The center is need of donations and volunteers in order to restore and rehabilitate wildlife.

The Edith Allen Wildlife Sanctuary (EAWS) is in need of donations and volunteers in order to stay true to its two goals — to protect and save animals, and to educate the public about the importance of saving and protecting wildlife.

EAWS was named in honor of Edith Allen, Ross Allen — a herpetologist and founder of the Ross Allen Reptile Institute — and their family. It is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the primary goal of treating injured, mistreated or unwanted animals and restoring them to health.

The 6,000-square foot sanctuary permanently houses a number of difference exotic animals due to rescue, re-homing or retirement, and is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center.

Because EAWS is a nonprofit, it relies on the support of others. It hopes to expand in order reach more animals, especially those that have been tested and/or previously used in exhibits. Additional goals include building more cages in order to provide adequate housing; maintain healthy and fresh produce; and provide more enrichment objects.

All donations are tax deductible.

For information on how to help, make a donation or become a volunteer, visit www.edithallenwildlife.com or call 646–8805 or 646-8639.