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Southern Indiana wildlife rehab center faces budget strains

November 04, 2012 at 08:47 AM

The Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana wildlife rehabilitation center that’s cared for ailing animals for more than a decade has indefinitely stopped accepting new wildlife amid a budget crisis.

Wildcare Inc. recently began turning away people bringing injured or sick animals because it has too many animals, not enough cash and volunteers can’t handle the strain.

Wildcare volunteer Amanda Wrigley tells The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/TBYBwV ) the center is “growing faster than we can currently keep up with.”

She says the summer’s drought and heat wave were hard on wildlife, resulting in an influx of animals that needed to be cared for longer. Wrigley says that combination led to the center’s current financial woes.

WildCare recently boosted its fundraising efforts in an effort to overcome its budget troubles.

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Online:

Wildcare Inc.: http://www.wildcareinc.org

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Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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