The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is inviting the public to celebrate the birth of hundreds of wild animals with its annual Baby Animal Shower fundraiser on Saturday. The center cares for orphaned animals until they are old enough to be released back into the wild. The baby animal shower is one of the center's biggest fundraisers, and it is a way for the center to collect much-needed supplies.
Summer is peak season for baby animals and the center is especially busy during May and June. The center takes in an average of 15 to 20 animals a day this time of year. Each of those baby animals needs constant feeding and care and special formula to make it to adulthood, and eventually back into the wild.
The wildlife center is inviting the public to come enjoy a day at the center and learn about what the staff does to care for animals. There will be video displays of the baby animals, games for children and educational animals for show and tell sessions.
This is a baby shower, and guests are expected to bring a shower gift. The center needs items like heating pads, paper towels, and money to care for the animals and keep their doors open year-round. A full wish list of needed supplies can be found at stanislauswildlife.org.
The Baby Animal Shower will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center, at the Fox Grove Fishing Access exit off of Geer Road in Hughson. For more specific information about bringing an animal to the center visit the website or call 883-9414.