Meet the Animals Schedule
- 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Skunkie, the striped skunk
- 11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Slither, the gopher snake and Oreo, the King snake
- 11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Curley, the barn owl
- 12 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. Carson, the red-tailed hawk
- 12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Titus, the great-horned owl
- 1 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Hopper, the raven
- 1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Oscar, the burrowing owl
- 2 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. Jet, the American Kestrel
- 2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Fizzle, the California ground squirrel
The public will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the area’s native wildlife when the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center hosts their annual Baby Animal Shower.
Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the wildlife center will be opening their doors to the public and providing information about the many creatures that find refuge at the facility. A number of animals will be on display and there will be children’s activities and refreshments.
“This is a good opportunity for people to learn about the wildlife center, the animals we care for, and the volunteers who work here,” said Donna Burk, the chairperson of the center.
The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is a non-profit organization that takes in and cares for wounded, orphaned or abandoned wildlife. The goal for nearly every bird, reptile, or mammal is to release them back into their natural habitat, though some, through circumstances, find permanent homes at the center. More than 1,600 creatures — from raccoons to hawks — will pass through the center’s doors, Burt said.
“We are well into our busy season and three-quarters of our animals will be coming in over the next few months,” Burt said. “Most of those will be babies that need intensive care and almost constant feeding.”
Just like other baby showers, the wildlife center is hoping that guests will come with presents in hand. Items that are most in need by the center are: Paper towels, Dawn dish soap, unflavored Pedialyte, hand soap, Playtex gloves, Simple Green, bleach, new heating pads that are not auto shut-off, large trash bags, printer paper, toilet paper, unscented laundry soap and money.
Saturday’s event is free.
To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.