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Wildlife Care Network launches $2.5 million campaign after Holiday Fire

The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network announced Tuesday that they will start a $2.5 million campaign to build a new facility that will meet the needs for rescued wildlife.

The Network says the Holiday Fire ruined or contaminated over half of the native landscaping and irrigation, in addition to the seabird’s pool and an office trailer. They say the space used for baby birds is not salvageable.

In response to inhabitable conditions left by the Holiday Fire, the Network announced Tuesday that they will start a campaign to raise $2.5 million dollars to build a facility that will truly meet the needs of the rescued wildlife.

“If we can rehabilitate 3500 animals in the old condition, think about what we could do with enhanced facilities!”

The Network hopes the new facility will meet the following criteria:

A space large enough for the volume of animals Adequate ventilation Specialized treatment rooms Kitchen facilities Proper space that volunteers and staff can work from

Baby bird season runs from March to the end of August and the Santa Barbara Humane Society says the Network can stay at their educational facility until the end of August.

“We want to sincerely thank the SB Humane Society for the warmth and generosity they have shown us.”

For more information on the Wildlife Care Network, click here.

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