The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates spring with its annual Baby Animal Shower on Saturday, April 15.
The event will be held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center inside Fox Grove Fishing Access, 1220 Geer Road, Hughson.
The event will feature BBQ tri tip sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream sundaes, face painting, tee shirts for sale, raffle, kid’s crafts, rock painting and even wild barn owl pellets to dissect.
On hand will be volunteers and employees who care for the 2,000-plus injured and orphaned animal cared for at the facility each year. The public can see animal “ambassadors” which couldn’t be released and now live at the SWCC. Many of these animals travel to schools to help students learn about California native wildlife.
Spring is just starting, and the center is just starting to admit baby songbirds, squirrels, coyotes, opossums, hawks and owls. Every day, more and more animals come in.
The public can help by donating paper towels, puppy pads, postage stamps, receiving blankets, Dawn dishwashing liquid, Playtex dish gloves (small and medium size), HE liquid laundry detergent, money and volunteers.
For more information visit www.stanislauswildlife.org or call 209-883-9414.