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Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center to host ‘Baby Animal Shower’
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A helpless baby Western Gray Squirrel with a broken leg is being cared for at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center near Hughson.

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will celebrate spring with its annual “Baby Animal Shower” between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the Wildlife Center inside Fox Grove Fishing Access, 1220 Geer Road.

The event will feature the sale of BBQ tri-tip sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream sundaes and T-shirts.  Face painting, A raffle, kid’s crafts, rock painting and wild barn owl pellets to dissect will be among the activities. 

The public is invited to come meet volunteers and employees, the people who care for all the over 2,000 injured and orphaned animal admitted each year. Animal ambassadors, animals that can’t be released in the wild and now live at the SWCC will also be viewed. Many of these animals travel to schools to help students learn about California native wildlife.

With the start of spring the center is just starting to admit baby songbirds, squirrels, coyotes, opossums, hawks and owls with more and more animals coming in every day.

Those who come are asked to bring a donation of any of the following: paper towels, puppy pads, postage stamps, receiving blankets, Dawn dishwashing liquid, Playtex dish washing gloves (small and medium size), HE liquid laundry soap and money.

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center started in 1984, making this their 38th year. The center is completely supported by donations. For more information visit their website, or call (209) 883-9414.