It’s baby season for wildlife in Southwest Florida, and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is hosting a “Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower” on Saturday, June 2 to help patients at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital.
The Conservancy invites community members and supporters to send or bring a gift to help provide the hospital’s youngest patients with the best possible care. Gifts for the recovering babies can be sent online through Amazon or dropped off from 9:30 a.m. to noon on June 2 at the Conservancy’s Nature Center, 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples.
The von Arx Wildlife Hospital admitted more than 3,700 animals last year. As a 501(c)3, nonprofit, the Conservancy relies on donations in order to provide the supplies that are essential to patient care, ranging from food products to medical supplies.
“The von Arx Wildlife Hospital will treat hundreds of baby animals during the spring and summer months, including various birds, mammals and reptiles,” said Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the Conservancy’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital. “Any size donation is greatly appreciated.”
A Wish List is available at www.conservancy.org/babyshower, highlighting the von Arx Wildlife Hospital’s areas of greatest need. For those who wish to support the wildlife hospital from the comfort of their own homes, items can be donated online from the von Arx Wildlife Hospital’s Amazon Wish List, which will be sent directly to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
Monetary donations are always appreciated and can be made online at www.conservancy.org/helpwildlife.
Those who bring a gift to the Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower will receive one free admission to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 21-acre Nature Center and a Critter Courier box, which can be used to transport injured animals to the wildlife hospital.
Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower attendees will also have the opportunity to enter their name for a chance to join wildlife rehabilitation staff for a 30-minute personal behind-the-scenes experience at the wildlife hospital.
For more information, or to make a donation to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital, visit www.conservancy.org/babyshower.
About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 50-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org.