Nonprofit's wildlife 'baby shower' is April 1

Mar 20, 2017
Photo by: Thinkstock Help wildlife orphans get the best start by donating items during the Edith Allen Wildlife Sanctuary 'baby shower.'

The Edith Allen Wildlife Sanctuary will host a “baby shower” to welcome new wildlife from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the sanctuary, 539 Buckeye Cove Road, Canton.

Animals that go to the sanctuary sometimes need temporary care, while others have lifelong needs. Spring is the busiest time for the sanctuary; it receives the most orphaned animal during this time, due to the influx of baby animals born.

The “baby shower” is a way to give back to wild animals. Some of the items on the sanctuary’s wishlist include food items, like milk replacements for puppies, kittens and wildlife; enrichment items, like bird toys; medical items, like antibiotic creams and bandages; and general items, like blankets and towels. For a complete list, visit

The Edith Allen Wildlife Sanctuary Inc., is a 501(c)3, nonprofit, USDA and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission licensed facility that works to rehabilitate and release native wildlife, while providing permanent care for some exotics and new world primates.

For more information, visit, or call 646-8805.