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Care center open house set for Saturday
A young osprey at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center near Hughson. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center, 1220 Geer Road, Hughson, will celebrates its 30th anniversary with its annual Day With Wildlife from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Barbecued tri-tip sandwiches, live animal presentations, bake sale, T shirt sales, a raffle, and silent auction are just some of the activities. There will also be face painting, crafts, owl pellets to take apart, and more. The public can meet volunteers, employees, and resident animals and check out a new eagle cage under construction behind the front yard. At 100 feet long and 18 feet tall, it is an imposing structure. There is still time to make a donation towards the cost of the cage and get your name on a plaque in the lobby.

The SWCC cares for 2,000 injured and orphaned wild animals every year. This year the center has admitted ospreys, bald and golden eagles, and wild boar, along with all of the common hawks, owls, songbirds, egrets, herons, squirrels, raccoons, coyote, fox and bats.