Groundbreaking Ceremony for Sam Goodman Wildlife Hospital at Tucson Wildlife Center on Oct. 30by Carolyn Classen on Oct. 26, 2012, under Health, Life
“Tucson Wildlife Center is set to break ground on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, to build Arizona’s first state-of-the-art wildlife hospital! President/Co-Founder Lisa Bates would like to cordially invite you to attend this exciting and historic groundbreaking event”.
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Time: Arrival 9:00 AM,
Ceremony 9:30 AM-10:00 AM.
Special guest speaker will be District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll, a true advocate of animals. Supervisor Carroll said that this Center “does incredible things with limited resources and devoted staff and volunteers, and they truly inspire us to respect and care for wildlife and the environs we live in”.
The Sam Goldman Wildlife Hospital has been a long-time dream of Lisa Bates. Since Tucson Wildlife Center (a nonprofit) opened its doors in 1998, Southern Arizona’s orphaned and injured wildlife has poured through its doors every year by the hundreds, with numbers growing. At this point, the need for this hospital has become critical because of Tucson and expanding community encroachment on habitat. This full service, state-of-the-art hospital will include surgical rooms, triage, intensive care, nursery and 24-hour care by licensed veterinarians and well-trained rehabilitators. This hospital will also serve as a training facility for wildlife veterinarians, locally and abroad.
Don’t miss this exciting event that will serve Southern Arizona’s community.
Location: Tucson Wildlife Center
13275 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85748 (3.8 miles east of Houghton)
More info about the Tucson Wildlife Center, www.tucsonwildlife.com,(520) 290-9453 (520-290-WILD). Please call Dee Kidd, (520)247-4569, or Sheila Chonis, (520)977-3447, for more information about this groundbreaking ceremony and the Center.
Video below of some of the rescued animals made my Marcus De Leon (Director/Producer De Leon Moving Pictures), volunteer wildlife filmmaker at the Tucson Wildlife Center, including a real “Wilbur”, a wildcat.
Other videos about the animals at this center are online at their website as well. Their mission is to rescue, rehab and release wild animals such as bobcats, javelina, coyotes, hawks, owls, etc.