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Center for Wildlife, Inc.
February 14, 2011

I used to volunteer at the Center For Wildlife when I was 16 years old. I would do whatever it is that they needed done. Cleaning cages, laundry, changing water, making food platters or feeding the birds or squirrels.
I no longer volunteer there, but my mother, Anita, is part of the staff. She takes care of a lot of their paper work involving animal admissions and donations.
The Center for Wildlife is an amazing non-profit organization that deserves more recognition and funding. The amount of effort the hard working employees and volunteers put into keeping the organization going is mind boggling. The biggest thing that I think the general public doesn't understand is just how much more to it there is than just making sure the animals are taken care of. The to-do list goes on and on! They also do educational shows for kids. The children get to see at least one animal, be involved with activities and conversations and they get to learn about why it is so important to have these animals around. The educational shows is a wonderful program.
It has been my pleasure to keep in contact with the CFW and occasionally help out at big events. They are a wonderful group of energetic people that are making a difference in the world of wild animals.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Center for Wildlife has saved the lives of some very important animals that live in New England. They help teach our community about how to care for the wildlife around them, the to do's and not to do's about wild animals and so much more. I have been taught so many things about how to be sure I do my part in keeping the wildlife wild.

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There are a lot of things that could be improved upon at the Center for Wildlife, it's just a matter of finding the money to do so. Expanding the main building would be the biggest and most needed project. Right now it is a trailer and a half attached to each other, along with a couple other unattached buildings. I would love to see their office, treatment room and special care rooms all become a section of their own as opposed to all in the same sort of area, like they are now.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I used to volunteer at the Center for Wildlife. Now, I am a donor and I help out when they need an extra hand at big events.

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